Dr. Dele-michael

Dermatitis (Eczema)

What is dermatitis?

Dermatitis aka eczema is a group of skin disorders that cause red, itchy rash on the skin. Initially, the itchy rash may have small vesicles or blisters, later on, and if untreated or treated inadequately, the skin rash becomes dry, discolored and thickened (lichenified). The most common type of dermatitis is atopic dermatitis, which begins in childhood. Other types of eczema include nummular eczema, poison ivy dermatitis, and contact dermatitis. For an exam, further questions, or for eczema treatment in New York City, schedule an appointment at our Manhattan practice.

What are the most common types of dermatitis?

• atopic dermatitis
• allergic contact dermatitis
• dyshidrotic eczema
• nummular eczema
• seborrheic dermatitis

Is there a treatment for dermatitis and eczema in NYC? The first step in treatment is to determine the type of dermatitis that is causing your skin rash. Once the dermatitis type is determined, Dr. Dele-Michael will prescribe a safe and effective regimen to treat your dermatitis flare-ups and relieve itching. Further, a maintenance regimen to reduce flare-ups will be tailored for you.

Can skin care products keep my skin healthy?

Good daily skin care is essential to controlling atopic dermatitis.