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

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

Dr. Travis Miller's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Miller is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Stephen Nagy's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Nagy completed his residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in French. Dr. Nagy is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Chiraag Patel is a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Patel attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Catherine Nagy is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Nagy is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.
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