Atopic Dermatitis Treatment in South Florida

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is a long-lasting skin problem. It causes dry skin, intense itching, and then a red, raised rash. In severe cases, the rash forms clear, fluid-filled blisters. It cannot be spread from person to person.

Atopic dermatitis is most common in babies and children, but you may also get atopic dermatitis as an adult. Atopic dermatitis is sometimes called eczema or atopic eczema, but atopic dermatitis is only one of many types of eczema.

What causes atopic dermatitis?

The cause of atopic dermatitis is not clear. People with atopic dermatitis seem to have very sensitive immune systems that are more likely to react to irritants and allergens. Most people who have atopic dermatitis have a personal or family history of allergies, such as hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and asthma. The skin inflammation that causes the atopic dermatitis rash is thought to be a type of allergic response.

What are the symptoms?

The main symptom of atopic dermatitis is itching, followed by rash. The rash is red and patchy and may be long-lasting or may come and go. Tiny bumps or blisters may appear and ooze fluid or crust over. Scratching can cause the sores to become infected. Over time, a recurring rash can lead to tough and thickened skin.

People tend to get the rash on different parts of the body, depending on their age. Common sites include the face, neck, arms, and legs. Rashes in the groin area are rare.

If you believe you may have atopic dermatitis or if you are looking for a dermatology practice that specializes in atopic dermatitis treatment, please use the form on this page to schedule a consultation at Hollywood Dermatology or visit our contact page for information about our South Florida locations.

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Hollywood, FL 33021
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Miramar, FL 33027
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TEL: 954.433.0455
601 N. Flamingo Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
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1250 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Suite 800
Hallandale, FL 33009
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West Miramar

TEL: 954.843.9443
3000 SW 148th Ave, Suite 250
Miramar, FL 33027
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Coconut Grove

TEL: 305.856.7887
3661 S. Miami Ave, Suite 1005
Miami, FL 33133
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Plantation, FL 33324
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3470 NW 82nd Ave, Suite 111
Doral, FL 33122
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