What is atopic dermatitis?

What is atopic dermatitis?

If you deal with chronic skin irritation and itching that keeps you from enjoying everyday activities, you may struggle with a condition known as atopic dermatitis. Dr. Noga Askenazi and her associates at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois can evaluate you to determine if you have this chronic skin condition and provide you with treatments that can help relieve red, itchy, and problematic skin.

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as the skin condition eczema, is a chronic and extremely problematic skin condition which can cause the skin to become inflamed, dry and itchy. The itchiness of this inflammatory skin disorder can cause discomfort and lead to scratching, which can further damage the compromised barrier of the skin. This is sometimes referred to as skin barrier dysfunction.

How do I know if I have the atopic dermatitis condition?

Eczema often presents with redness, irritation, cracking, rough patches on the skin, blisters filled with clear fluid, and even oozing and crusting in more severe cases.

How do I learn more about eczema treatments near me?

While there is currently no cure for eczema or atopic dermatitis, there are treatment options available that can help reduce symptoms and flare-ups. Treatment plans often include lifestyle changes such as avoiding irritants or allergens that worsen symptoms; topical medications like corticosteroids; antibiotics to help reduce bacterial infections; and phototherapy, which is an effective treatment for many people with eczema.


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Do you believe you are dealing with eczema treatments?

Find a provider “near me” in the area of Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL, to discuss your needs. Dr. Noga Askenazi and her associates at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois are here to help! Call (847) 888-8802 to request an appointment at either practice location to educate yourself further on this chronic skin condition and what can be done to achieve clearer, healthier skin that is comfortable and itch-free

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Meredith Cirrincione | Dr. Noga Askenazi

Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.