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 sees patients in Darien, IL and Skokie, IL. His medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). In Dr. Podjasek's practice, he is particularly interested in biopsy, atopic dermatitis, and allergy testing. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Agha's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include allergy skin testing, blepharoplasty, and psoriatic arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Agha (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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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 allergy & immunology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mirza include drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and acute sinusitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza accepts. Dr. Mirza is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mirza (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Hinsdale, IL and Lombard, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gan include fungal infection, acne, and spider veins. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gan is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Gan trained at Boston Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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 works as an allergist/immunologist in Hinsdale, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), drug allergy, and recurrent infections. Dr. Jacobson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Jacobson's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Coventry, and more.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Agha's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, disorders of calcium metabolism, and behavioral medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Fatima Jinnah Medical College for Women. She completed her residency training at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Agha takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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