Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Treatment Clinic in East Lansing, MI
Allergy and Asthma Clinic of East Lansing Treats Itchy or Redness of the Skin Also Known as Eczema. Call Now at (517) 235-5947 to Schedule an Appointment or Request Here.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema , is an allergic disease that tends to have a hereditary component and seems to run in families whose members also have asthma. Itching will usually precede the development of a rash. When a rash does develop, it may appear as patches of dry, hardened skin. The most common areas affected in adults include the hands, neck, face, and legs. In children, presentation usually involves creases of the knees and elbows. There is a strong link between the development of eczema and food allergies, especially in young children. The food groups most commonly implicated include wheat, peanuts, eggs, milk, soy, fish, and seafood. Latex and peanut allergy are also more common in patient’s with atopic dermatitis. Urticaria and acute anaphylaxis to foods have been found to be more prevalent in patients with atopic dermatitis.