What is infantile eczema?
Many people talk about eczema, but not many are familiar with the condition. Eczema, also referred to as "atopic dermatitis," is a condition that affects children and adults. It can be an ongoing, chronic issue, but is often controlled with a daily treatment regimen even when the condition is not present. It comes and goes, but with proper care, many patients can keep their eczema issues at bay. This condition is often characterized by rashes that can occur anywhere on the body, but often appear around the knees, arms, wrists, neck, and ankles. It can become very uncomfortable, resulting in itching and possible secondary infections from scratching. This is why it is very important to control flare-ups and manage the skin care properly between episodes.
There is a type of eczema that can affect babies approximately one year or younger known as "infantile eczema." This condition often presents early and typically develops on the face before it spreads down the neck and the trunk of the body. It may continue to spread onto the arms and legs. The rash will be red, dry, and itchy, and can be uncomfortable for babies. In some cases, it can become infected or severe to the point where puss and yellow blisters begin to form. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell at DSA Dermatology advise parents who have a child experiencing a condition similar to infantile eczema to bring their child in for a pediatric dermatology appointment with our team of professionals.
Infantile eczema can be reduced in many ways. Proper care of the skin is encouraged, including cotton clothing; moisturizers applied several times a day, and perfume-free soaps and detergents.
Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell of DSA Dermatology encourage parents who have eczema to work closely with our team to ensure their children have proper care. Eczema is typically a genetic condition, and when both parents have it, their children have an extremely high risk of developing infantile eczema. Some parents with severe eczema may even visit a doctor or allergy specialist before they have their children to learn about ways to reduce their children's risks.
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.
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