Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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

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11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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

Seasonal Allergies and Eczema

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Nothing is worse than seeing your child itching miserably instead of enjoying the springtime weather outside. Eczema is a common and frustrating skin condition for many children. However, when environmental allergies are high, such as pollen, mold, dust mites or ragweed, eczema symptoms can go into overdrive. In fact, there is a very significant connection between chronic eczema and springtime allergies.

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that puts the body in nearly a constant state of immune response. This may cause a child to become overly sensitive to additional threatening allergens. In Georgia, we are still experiencing high levels of springtime allergies, including those that result from pollen and spores. While some kids may have a runny nose or itchy eyes, eczema suffers may see a dramatic flare up in their skin condition. Patches of eczema may become larger, more irritating and harder to control.

The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to help your child get through allergy season with eczema, including the following:

  • Stay out of the wind. The wind is your enemy during allergy season, as it carries pollen, mold, and spores directly to your skin and nasal passages. If the wind is blowing especially hard, stick to indoor play.
  • Take note of when flare ups occur most. It may be that certain times of the day tend to trigger more response in your child. If so, avoid going outside during these times to reduce flare-ups.
  • Talk to your doctor. Some kids benefit from anti-histamines or other allergy medicines during the spring. You may also speak with your dermatologist for how to treat and care for the eczema patches during this sensitive season.
  • Eliminate any other allergens. The less allergens your child’s body has to fight off, the better off he or she will be. If you can’t remove outdoor allergens like pollen, then do your best to eliminate the ones you can. Depending on your child’s specific condition, it may be following a better low allergen diet or using certain cleansing products or detergents at home.

Is your child struggling to make it through the spring season with eczema? Make an appointment at Olansky Dermatology Associates. We offer comprehensive pediatric skin care, including the most proven therapies for childhood eczema.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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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

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

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.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

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I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

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Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

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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I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

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