Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Of the many skin rashes one can develop, atopic dermatitis, (the most common form of eczema), is perhaps one of the most uncomfortable. Worse yet, this condition can have many different causes depending on the way it presents itself. In order to properly treat this condition, you need a team of experts such as those found here at Sagebrush Dermatology. We can provide effective care to improve your condition.


Atopic Dermatitis on a woman's neck

How Does Eczema Occur?

Eczema, specifically atopic dermatitis (AD), is a complex illness that can develop due to a combination of different factors. These include:

  • A family history ofAD, food allergies, asthma, or hay fever.
  • A low immune system.
  • A person’s environment.
  • Everyday exposure to stress, pollution, and/or tobacco smoke.

What Are the Symptoms of Eczema?

Atopic dermatitis is often referred to as “the itch that rashes.” This is because it often begins as itchy skin that develops into a rash when scratched. Rashes often begin in the creases of the elbows or knees. Other common places include the neck, wrists, ankles, and/or crease between the buttocks and legs. Over time, these rashes can lead to the development of thicker skin, swelling, skin patches, and discoloration.

How Do We Treat Atopic Dermatitis?

Unfortunately, AD cannot be cured altogether. However, here at Sagebrush Dermatology, our team can work with you to develop a treatment plan that can help control your symptoms. During your visit, our focus will be:

  • To reduce your flare-ups.
  • To ease your symptoms (itching and pain).
  • To prevent AD from worsening
  • To decrease your risk of developing thickened skin.
  • To keep your skin moist.
  • To reduce your risk of infection.

Along with this, we can also discuss the use of corticosteroid medication to help manage your symptoms.

Schedule Eczema Treatments in Mesa, Arizona

Don’t struggle with eczema any longer. Schedule an appointment at our Mesa office and experience the benefits of treatment here at Sagebrush Dermatology. Get started today by filling out the form below or giving our office a call at 480-681-DERM (3376). We look forward to helping you feel better.