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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Treatment in SLC UT


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Eczema refers to rash-like skin conditions. Atopic dermatitis is the most commonly known type of eczema, which is usually very itchy. Scratching causes your skin to become red and puffy. Eczema is most common in infants, but it can also affect children and adults.

Skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis are chronic conditions. An allergic reaction causes the condition. “Atopic” refers to an inherited propensity for dermatitis, asthma, and hay fever. The term “dermatitis” refers to red, itchy, and dry skin.

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Among the different types of eczema are:


Atopic dermatitis and eczema are more likely to run in families. They are not contagious and cannot be contracted from others. Atopic dermatitis and eczema have no known causes.

Eczema and atopic dermatitis can begin as dry, itchy skin. There might be redness, swelling, and soreness associated with the rash. Scratching the skin usually worsens the condition. The rash may leak clear fluid. The rash will eventually crust over and start to scale. The rash is most commonly found on the elbow creases, behind the knees, cheeks, and buttocks.

  • Cleaning products
  • Detergents
  • Aftershave lotions
  • Soaps
  • Gasoline
  • Turpentine and other solvents

Avoid contact with things that cause eczema breakouts. Soaps and wetness can irritate the skin. Use soap and water sparingly. In case of eczema on your hands, use a mild unscented soap like Dove, Basis, or Olay. Once you’ve washed your hands, be sure to dry them.

A dermatologist can diagnose eczema just by looking at it. We will also ask questions about your medical history as part of your examination. Make sure to disclose any allergies or asthma you may have. We may order blood and skin patch tests to rule out other conditions.

The cause of your eczema or atopic dermatitis may never be known. You may not be able to avoid it without knowing. Although they cannot be cured, they can be managed. Avoiding the triggers can also help. Avoid skin irritation by avoiding contact with irritants.

At High Life Integrative Medicine, we understand that skin conditions are not one-size-fits-all, and that’s why we offer a variety of treatments for clients to choose from. During a consultation, we will evaluate your needs, determine which treatment(s) may be best in your case, and come up with a customized treatment plan for you. Contact High Life today to schedule your consultation!

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