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Eczema is a condition affecting about 11% of children in the US and is slightly more common in girls than boys. The skin is typically red, dry, intensely itchy and scaly. It can affect babies, children and even adults. The rash is extremely uncomfortable and frequently flares-up making the condition worse. Children frequently are irritable due to intense itching and the constant scratching ending-up with scratch-marks and bleeding. Infections tend to occur frequently in the affected areas complicating the condition. Foods can make the eczema flare making the condition worse.
Allergists are fellowship-trained with expertise in the management of eczema. The right care can make the difference between suffering with an allergic disease and feeling better. By visiting an allergist, you can expect an accurate diagnosis, a treatment plan that works and educational information to help you manage your disease.
(Information only; not intended to replace medical advice; adapted from AAAAI)