We found 6 providers with an interest in atopic dermatitis and who accept Cigna near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Joshua Oliver Podjasek, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
8110 S. Cass Avenue
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Podjasek is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Podjasek completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. In his practice, Dr. Podjasek focuses on biopsy, atopic dermatitis, and allergy testing. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Podjasek is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Issues, Allergy Testing, Biopsy, Dermatitis

Dr. Rania Agha, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1 S 210 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Rania Agha is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She works in Des Plaines, IL, Oakbrook Ter, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include allergy skin testing, blepharoplasty, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Agha is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Agha completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Agha is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Atopic Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facelift, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farheen Mirza, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Farheen Mirza is an allergist/immunologist in Plainfield, IL, Woodridge, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Mirza graduated from Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Mirza trained at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and acute sinusitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Acute Sinusitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology
40 South Clay Street; Suite Ll30
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Gan is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She works in Hinsdale, IL and Lombard, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: fungal infection, acne, and spider veins. Dr. Gan is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. She trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Botox Injection, Atopic Dermatitis, Varicose Veins, Fungal Infection, Biopsy, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark C Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 205
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Mark Jacobson is a Hinsdale, IL physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobson include sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and recurrent infections. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Jacobson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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All Interests: Drug Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Pregnancy, Sinusitis, Recurrent ... (Read more)

Dr. Fariha Agha, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2425 W 22nd Street; Suite 201
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Fariha Agha works as a family practitioner in Oak Brook, IL and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. After completing medical school at Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women, she performed her residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, disorders of calcium metabolism, and behavioral medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agha accepts. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Agha is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Cystocele, Adolescent Issues, Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, ... (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.
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