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We found 4 providers with an interest in atopic dermatitis and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 020 near Houston, TX.

Dr. Division Nnenna Gebechi Agim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
6621 Fannin Street; Mc Cc 620.16
Houston, TX

Dr. Nnenna Agim specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology and practices in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Agim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: port-wine stains, acne, and hemangioma. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Agim is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Warts, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Atopic Dermatitis, Port-Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Hives, Herpes, Acne, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adelaide Ann Hebert, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
6655 Travis Street; 600
Houston, TX

Dr. Adelaide Hebert's area of specialization is pediatric dermatology. Dr. Hebert honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Wounds, Hemangiomas, Acne, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Moon Choo, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
7707 Fannin Street; Suite 195
Houston, TX

Dr. Eugene Choo is an allergist and immunologist. These areas are among Dr. Choo's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Choo's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Atopic Dermatitis, Hives, Food Allergy, Dermatitis, Sinusitis, Chronic Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Dao Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Harry Dao specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include academic dermatology, psoriasis, and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Dao takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. Dr. Dao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Skin Issues, Melanoma, Moles, Psoriasis, ... (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.