Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Controlling Eczema: What Can Parents Do At Home?

If you have a child that is frequently suffering from the itchy rash of eczema, you will be happy to know there are natural ways you can control these flare ups in your own home. After first getting a proper diagnosis from your pediatrician, it is important that you consult a dermatologist about your child’s eczema, or atopic dermatitis. Although there is no cure for eczema, a dermatologist specializes in skin conditions and can often offer a more accurate and advanced treatment plan to relieve your child’s skin condition. Beyond a prescribed cream or body wash, there are important environmental factors that parents should be aware of in controlling eczema.

Your child may suffer “flare-ups” of the itchy rash in response to certain foods or environmental conditions. Parents need to carefully examine their household products such as soap and detergent that could be causing the flare-ups. Organic soaps are often better since they do not carry the strong chemicals that commercials soaps do. Your child’s eczema could be triggered (not caused) by a specific food allergy such as cow’s milk, hen’s egg, wheat and peanuts. Eczema outbreaks due to a food allergy are often seen in children under the age of 3.

Other triggers that may surprise you are temperature, stress and sickness. Your child may experience an eczema flare-up from being too hot or too cold or simply in situations that cause your child stress. Upper respiratory infections and colds are common culprits for triggering eczema as well.

A certified dermatologist can help parents get to the bottom of the specific conditions that are triggering your child’s eczema at home. If your child’s eczema is severe, it is critical you know all the ways you can help relieve this frustrating skin condition and improve your child’s quality of life.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

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Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

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Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

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