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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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The Facts on Eczema

Doctor Checking Patient Chart About Eczema Atlanta GA

Eczema is one of the most common types of inflammatory skin conditions. It is a skin rash that can be very disruptive and frustrating to deal with. Eczema can affect people of all ages and skin types. It is known for its red, itchy and scaly skin irritations that can develop on any part of the body, including the hands and feet.

If you haven’t been properly diagnosed with eczema, it is easy to confuse this skin rash with psoriasis or a fungal infection. It is important that you see a board certified dermatologist any time you have a skin rash that won’t go away or one that you can’t pinpoint the cause. Once you have been told you have eczema, here are some important facts you should know.

Scratching makes eczema worse. There is no doubt that eczema skin rashes will itch. While this can be especially hard for children, you should try to avoid scratching the irritated area of skin as much as possible, as this will facilitate a cycle that makes the eczema flare-up worse.

Eczema is not contagious. While some people are self-conscious about their eczema skin rash, you don’t need to worry that you can give this skin disease to someone else. Likewise, you can not spread the rash to another area of your body through contact.

Eczema can be treated, but not cured. This truth is hard to swallow. However, while there is no set cure for eczema, there are some very effective creams to control your flare-ups. Knowing what causes your eczema to worsen is critical. A dermatologist can work with you to develop a strategic management routine to minimize the disruptions of this skin disease.

Maintenance is important for limiting eczema flare-ups. Eczema rashes will tend to come and go. Just because your skin is clear, doesn’t mean this inflammatory condition is gone. It is important to establish a good routine of skin care to control eczema, which often includes gentle cleansers and thick moisturizers. Avoiding extra fragrances and chemicals is also highly beneficial.

Eczema can be hereditary. You may be able to blame your parents on your eczema struggles. Sensitive skin is often passed down from parent to child. If you are a parent now, it is important that you look for signs of eczema on your child so that you can start managing it early.

Need a trusted dermatologist who can treat your eczema skin condition near Atlanta? Turn to Olansky Dermatology. We offer the latest, most advanced treatment options for pediatric eczema as well as chronic skin conditions in adults.

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

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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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Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

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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