AADAPC offers effective treatments for the atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as "eczema"
January 4, 2014 (Newswire) - Atopic dermatitis (more commonly called "eczema") is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition which impacts many adults and children. Atopic dermatitis many impact any area of the skin, though it typically appears on the hands, feet, or knees. While some cases of this condition are more serious than others, it is important that patients with eczema have their condition periodically evaluated by a doctor.
Doctors at Oregon's Allergy, Asthma and Dermatology Associates, P.C. (AADAPC) offer effective evaluations and treatments to help patients suffering from eczema manage and improve their symptoms. While eczema is an extremely common condition, its exact cause still remains unknown. Many doctors believe eczema is caused by a combination of weaknesses in the body's immune system, dry, irritable skin, and genetics. Bacterial infections can also worsen eczema, so patients must be aware of any possible skin infections.
Doctors at AADAPC explain that eczema is characterized by dry, red patches of skin, small bumps which may leak fluid and crust over when scratched, and skin that frequently feels itchy. Eczema typically first occurs in young children, and often continues into adulthood.
AADAPC's treatment plans usually recommend patients use lotions, cold compresses, creams, and other over-the-counter products, which will help alleviate flares of eczema. For patients who experience more severe outbreaks of eczema, additional treatments may be necessary. For more severe cases, doctors usually recommend corticosteroids, antibiotics, or oral antihistamines. Another treatment for eczema is phototherapy, a form of light therapy that treats the condition by exposing skin to controlled amounts of light.
The most important thing about eczema is preventing symptoms of the condition from ever occurring. Doctors recommend that patients avoid using soaps or lotions that contain perfumes or dyes, and avoid wearing materials that are heavy or itchy, such as wool, since these can irritate skin that is already vulnerable.
While managing your eczema symptoms can often feel like a challenge, doctors at the AADAPC strive to conduct each treatment in a caring environment with the patient experiencing as little discomfort as possible.
If you are interested in learning more about eczema treatments, or any of the other services offered at AADAPC, contact the experienced medical staff at AADAPC. They can be reached by phone at 503.294.6149, or by visiting http://www.aadapc.com.
About Allergy, Asthma and Dermatology Associates, P.C. (AADAPC)
Allergy, Asthma and Dermatology Associates, P.C. (AADAPC) is a unique and highly-regarded medical practice, with seven locations throughout Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding areas.
The practice has offered comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options by board-certified allergists and dermatologist since 1975. They believe in treating every patient with the utmost empathy, respect, and communication.
AADAPC offers various services within their practice, including allergy and dermatology services.
Interested parties should call 503.294.6149, or visit http://www.aadapc.com for more information.