Atopic Dermatitis (also known as Atopic Eczema) is the name given to a stubborn, dry, itchy rash that affects some people with sensitive skin. The cause of Eczema is not known, however it’s believed to be the result of a built-in defect of the skin that tends to run in families. Eczema is not contagious and is not related to your general health. People with Eczema have skin that is easily irritated by soap, detergents, some fabrics and hot or cold weather. Atopic Dermatitis is treated by Dr. Green for patients in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions.
How is Atopic Dermatitis treated?
Dr. Green is usually able to effectively manage Eczema with creams and only rarely is systemic medication necessary. In addition to cortisone creams, non-steroidal creams, such as Protopic®, Eucrisa® or Elidel®, are used to treat Eczema.
“Dr. Green is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and professional. I was dealing with a really aggressive rash on my face and he quickly and carefully assessed it, ruling out more serious concerns before prescribing me an ointment that had me looking almost human again within hours. He was even kind enough to take my call after office hours and resolve some misunderstanding with the pharmacy so I could get my prescription ASAP.
Dr. Green is a no-nonsense kind of physician, the staff is polite and friendly – I’ve found my dermatology office and I recommend it to everyone.”