As of March 20, 2020 we are no longer seeing patients in our office due to COVID-19. We are happy to continue caring for you during these uncertain times. We are now offering remote appointments for new and established patients although we will no longer be able to see you in person. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.
Atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema that usually appears in childhood (however, it can less commonly appear in adulthood). Studies have shown that genetics may play a role in causing atopic dermatitis. Patients with atopic dermatitis usually have family members with eczema, asthma or hay fever.
Infants (0-2 years):
Children (2 years +):
Atopic dermatitis cannot be fully cured but it can be controlled with certain treatments and lifestyle modifications. Some kids with atopic dermatitis will grow out of it. Treatments include:
Learn more at the American Academy of Dermatology: AAD Atopic dermatitis
Our goal here at The Dermatology of Institute of Boston is protect the health of our patients and staff. To continue caring for our patients during these uncertain times, while strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, we will be only offering virtual consultations. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.