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We found 4 providers with an interest in atopic dermatitis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO 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 practices pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology in Dallas, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: port-wine stains, acne, and hemangioma. Dr. Agim is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Agim is 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 is a pediatric dermatology specialist. Dr. Hebert is affiliated with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

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

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

Dr. Eugene Choo is an allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include immunodeficiency, chronic sinusitis, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Choo attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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). In addition to English, Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Dao is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Moles, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Infection, Rosacea, Acne, Melanoma

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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.