Eczema/Skin Allergies Treatments - eczema Clinic in Maryland and Virginia
Atopic and contact allergic dermatitis/eczema
Our Asthma and Allergy Clinical Centers and their expert doctors are specialized in skin allergies and evaluation of skin rashes and skin allergy symptoms, especially atopic eczema and other skin allergy conditions. Our skin allergy doctors in Germantown, MD, Poolesville, MD and Manassas, VA are here to help.
These typically chronic inflammatory disorders of the skin are most commonly manifested by recurring skin rashes associated with redness, skin swelling, intense itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering and in severe cases cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Atopic dermatitis/eczema (AD) frequently starts in infancy, has hereditary component and runs in families and is frequently associated with other allergic disorders such as food allergies, hay fever and asthma.
Patients with AD are more prone to certain viral and bacterial infections which can be severe and involve entire body and should never be vaccinated against smallpox. Contact dermatitis/eczema can be allergic or irritant and occurs upon repeated exposure to the offending agent. Patients with allergic skin disorders require very detailed examination and allergy evaluation, especially for food allergies and irritant allergen exposures. Contact dermatitis/eczema is, unlike AD, curable provided the triggering agent can be identified and eliminated from the environment.
Our expert team in Allergy and Asthma Clinical Centers is uniquely qualified to diagnose, manage and treat all acute and chronic allergic skin disorders. We utilize all contemporary diagnostic tools towards this goal including patch testing.