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Atopic dermatitis, also referred to as eczema, is a chronic skin condition characterized by itchy and inflamed skin rashes. It can occur at any age, though it is more common in children. Atopic dermatitis / eczema can sometimes be seen in patients who also suffer from hay fever or asthma and may cause flare ups during the year. Rashes can appear anywhere, but typically found on arms and behind knees. Mild cases of Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis can be treated by avoiding triggers such as harsh soaps and other irritants as well as topical creams and ointments which can help strengthen the skin barrier and decrease itching. Moderate cases of Atopic Dermatitis sometimes respond to topical prescriptions of corticosteroids, as well as non-steroidal prescription medications. When these treatments are not effective, newer and more effective treatments have become available for Moderate to Severe cases of Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis. They are classified as “biologic therapy” and are targeted treatments for qualified patients.

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