Integrated Dermatology of NJ

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis services offered in East Brunswick, NJ

Atopic Dermatitis

You don’t have to live with bothersome symptoms of atopic dermatitis, such as an itchy rash or dry, rough skin. At Integrated Dermatology of NJ in East Brunswick, New Jersey, the highly trained dermatology team offers treatments to eliminate atopic dermatitis symptoms, ease discomfort, and achieve the healthy skin you desire. Schedule a skin evaluation at Integrated Dermatology of NJ by calling the office or using the online booking feature today. 


What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is a form of eczema (skin disorder) that causes a scaly or itchy skin rash. This skin concern is common among infants and can become irritating when not treated. See the Integrated Dermatology of NJ team at the first sign of new or unusual skin changes.

Which symptoms can atopic dermatitis cause?

Atopic dermatitis can cause:

  • Swelling
  • Ongoing or intense itching
  • Skin rashes
  • Scaly skin patches
  • Blisters
  • Crusting
  • Oozing
  • Dry skin
  • Ear bleeding or discharge
  • Skin color changes
  • Inflammation
  • Redness
  • Thickened skin patches

Symptoms often appear on the face, hands, feet, scalp, and the inside of your knees, elbows, or neck. It could also show up on eyelids, genitals, or many other areas of your body. 

What are the risk factors for atopic dermatitis?

Seasonal allergies, a family history of dermatitis, and asthma appear to increase your risk of atopic dermatitis. 

Pollen, dust mites, mold, or animal danger might make your symptoms worse. Cold, dry air, colds, flu, dry skin, stress, and contact with chemicals or other irritants can also trigger worsening atopic dermatitis symptoms.

How is atopic dermatitis diagnosed?

The Integrated Dermatology of NJ experts examine your skin, discuss your symptoms, and review your medical history to determine which skin condition you may have. They might complete a skin biopsy or allergy testing to confirm a diagnosis and customize your treatment plan.

How is atopic dermatitis treated?

Treating atopic dermatitis may involve:

  • Healthy home skin care routines
  • Moisturizers
  • Oral medicines
  • Topical corticosteroid creams
  • Humidifier use
  • Biologics
  • Phototherapy

Choose skin care products free from dyes, scents, alcohol, chemicals, or other irritating substances.

It’s helpful to cut your fingernails short to avoid skin tenderness caused by itching. Steer clear of triggers that irritate your skin, such as eating foods you’re allergic to or wearing scratchy clothing.

While atopic dermatitis might last a long time, you can control bothersome symptoms by following your personalized treatment plan. Children may eventually outgrow the condition. Contact your dermatology specialist at any time with questions about your treatment. 

Schedule an atopic dermatitis evaluation at Integrated Dermatology of NJ by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.