We found 2 providers with an interest in atopic dermatitis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Adelaide Hebert specializes in pediatric dermatology. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Hebert completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hebert is 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. Harry Dao Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harry Dao's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Dao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Dao obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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