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We found 4 providers with an interest in atopic dermatitis and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Travis Aaron Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1111 Exposition Boulevard; Building 700
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Travis Miller works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Roseville, CA, Folsom, CA, and Sacramento, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Conjunctivitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Chiraag Shashikant Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1485 River Park Drive; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Chiraag Patel is a medical specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Patel graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Mears Nagy II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
4801 J Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Nagy works as an adult allergist and immunologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Nagy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baltimore City Hospitals for residency. Dr. Nagy has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Nagy is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine S Nagy, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
4801 J Street; #a
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Nagy's specialty is allergy & immunology. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Nagy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nagy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Allergen ... (Read more)

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What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema, is a red, itchy rash that is not contagious. It often appears in childhood and may be triggered by an allergic reaction to something in the environment. Atopic dermatitis can appear anywhere on the body, but it most often occurs in parts of the body that bend, such as behind the knees or elbows. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic allergic condition.

Atopic dermatitis is the most severe kind of dermatitis (eczema), and it happens when people have an allergic response within their skin. People with atopic dermatitis also tend to have other reactions such as allergies, asthma, and hay fever. Although there are many kinds of eczema, atopic dermatitis is the most common, and this is usually what people are referring to when they talk about eczema. Other kinds of eczema include contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, nummular, dyshidrotic, and others.

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis include an intense itch, redness, dry skin, a scaly or leathery appearance, weeping or oozing, and swelling. Atopic eczema occurs in patches and is not usually found over the entire body. Symptoms may come and go and are often worse in winter. Active symptoms, known as a flare, are often caused by a specific trigger such as chemical irritants, dry indoor air, stress, a viral infection, or allergens.

Treatment involves avoiding triggers, moisturizing thoroughly and regularly, and protecting the skin from irritation (for instance, from scratching or hot showers). Severe flares may require treatment with hydrocortisone cream, a lotion that reduces inflammation. In the most serious cases, there are medications and treatments, such as UV therapy, that may offer relief.