Eczema is a word that encompasses several different specific skin conditions -- including atopic dermatitis, and often also including different types of contact dermatitis.
We use the word eczema to refer to any skin condition characterized by sensitivity, redness, and itching. There are many new medications available to treat eczema in both adults and children. We can help design a skin care regimen for you to treat your flares that includes both prescription medications, as well as over-the-counter products to keep your skin healthy. Because patients with eczema have very sensitive skin, it is important to choose skin care products carefully.