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Atopic Dermatitis, commonly referred to as Eczema, is a chronic skin condition affecting about 7.5% percent of the world’s population, and up to 20% of children.

Most cases of eczema develop early in life, making it one of the most common childhood skin disorders. If you’re looking for an effective eczema management strategy, the expert and recognized team at Geria Dermatology can help! Our providers can tailor-make the most effective medical strategy to combat the painful and limiting symptoms that often come with a condition like Eczema. Furthermore, recent advancements in medicine have made available cutting edge treatments like biologics, that were not available in the past, and have proven to be effective with a significant portion of Eczema patients.

Our practice is conveniently located to serve eczema patients in Rutherford, Verona, Bergen, and Essex Counties.

What is Eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is generally characterized as an itchy, red, scaly rash. These symptoms often worsen at night, and the urge to itch can be intense enough to disrupt sleep. Many eczema patients scratch their skin until it breaks, leaving it prone to infection.

Babies who develop eczema before their first birthday get dry, red, scaly patches on their cheeks, forehead, and scalp. When the condition begins after the age of two, it’s more likely to cause rashes in the creases of a child’s elbows or knees, or along their neck, wrists, or ankles.

In adults, eczema is more likely to cover larger areas of the body and may be unusually severe on the neck, face, and around the eyes.

Approximately 90% of people who have eczema developed the condition before their fifth birthday. Although it’s a long-term condition, only about half of the people who develop childhood eczema continue to have symptoms as an adult.

What causes Eczema?

Medical experts don’t know what causes eczema, but it appears to run in families along with other common childhood health issues. Many children who develop it are closely related to someone who has either eczema, hay fever, or asthma. Even though about half of all children with eczema continue to have mild symptoms as an adult, many of the babies who develop eczema in early infancy no longer have any symptoms by their second birthday.

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What are common Eczema treatments?

Proper treatment and a gentle skincare routine can go a long way in reducing eczema symptoms, avoiding skin infections, and preventing recurrence. We can develop a customized treatment plan that helps:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Relieve itching and pain
  • Clear any infection
  • Decrease new lesions

Effective eczema control also includes avoiding anything that may bring on a flare-up. While you may not always know the specific cause of an eczema breakout, some of the most common triggers include:

  • Psychological stress
  • Sweaty skin
  • Irritating detergents and soaps  
  • Dry air and sunburns
  • Environmental factors or allergens

Your daily skincare routine is also an essential aspect of eczema management. Use a mild, cleanser that’s fragrance-free, and keep your showers warm and relatively short, not hot and long. It’s also important to apply topical medications and moisturizers just after bathing when your skin is still moist.

Why choose us?

Why choose
Geria Dermatology?

Geria Dermatology is led by Aanand N. Geria, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD), and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), New Jersey Dermatological Society (DSNJ), and Skin of Color Society..

Since 2018, Dr. Geria has made the Castle Connolly list of “Top Doctors”, an honor awarded by his peers, and is frequently sought out for his input on the latest trends in dermatology as evidenced by his commentary in publications such as Allure, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Business Insider, and Coveteur. Dr. Geria is one of only 15 dermatologists in the nation to be recognized in both the Medical and Cosmetic categories by Newsweek.

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Are you ready to manage your eczema towards feeling better and clearer skin? To find out which eczema treatment is right for you, contact our office today and book a consultation with one of our board certified dermatologists. Please fill out the scheduling form below or call our office directly and a helpful member of our team will be able to assist you. This is just the beginning of an honest collaboration towards achieving your goals for the new you. Contact us today!


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