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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Condition Description

A chronic, recurrent itchy rash that may involve any part of body especially elbows, knees, the face or around the mouth. Often involves dry skin.

Common Symptoms

  • Itchy erythematous rash
  • Dry skin
  • Thickening of the skin from scratching
  • Disposition to bacterial infections
  • Typical allergy symptoms like runny nose, stuffy nose and asthma

Underlying Causes

  • Inhalant allergies to dust, mold, pollen, or animal dander (dog, cat, etc.)
  • Hidden food allergies
  • Deficiency of Vitamin A, Zinc, or Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Contact irritant, climatic exposure, sweating
  • Microbial organisms

Traditional Approach

  • Hydrate skin with lukewarm soaking baths, bath oils or emulsification agents like Aveeno colloidal Oatmeal, Robathol, Maypo or mineral oil
  • moisturizing creams like DML Forte, Aveeno, Curel, Neutrogena, Eucerine
  • Topical Steroids like Hydrocortisone, Triamcinolone, Desonide, Fluticasone etc
  • Antipruritics to relieve itching like benadry, hydrozyzine, PrameGel, Zonalon

EHAC Approach

  • Look for inhalant allergy and treat it
  • look for Hidden food allergies and eliminate allergic foods
  • look for nutritional deficiencies like Zinc and Vitamin A
  • Omega 3 supplementation with flax oil, fish oil

Success Stories

Condition Treated:
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Symptoms:
ADHD, Asthma, Eczema, Multiple Medications, TICS
Initials:
A.W.’s Mom
Age:
5
Story:
My son had a lot of problems when we first came in. I was so overwhelmed. We had a lot of testing completed and found out that he had many, many allergies. The doctor suggested shots to be administered 2x weekly for all of his problems (listed above). My son is 5 years old and does very well with receiving the shots 2x weekly. Before coming to Dr. Sultan, my son was on 3 different medications -- Zyrtec, Singular, and Focalin, an ADHD medication which was causing him to have tics (head jerking, eyes blinking, etc.). His child psychiatry doctor informed me that there were no other medications that he would take because of all the problems and side effects that he has had in the past. We tried several meds for the ADHD but nothing worked for him. now that we know about his allergies and he is being treated for them, I've seen a big difference in his behavior -- hyper and other problems. I can't believe what a difference I've seen in my son. I'm so happy for him and glad he is no longer on all of those medications. Instead of covering up the problems, we have treated the problems. Thank you. P.S.: I would recommend anyone with a child that has the same problems as my son to stick with Dr. Sultan and you will see an improvement in your child and their growth!
Condition Treated:
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Symptoms:
Eczema
Initials:
M. B.
Age:
44
Story:
When I first became a patient here, my arms and face where red, swollen and covered with a rash.  Dr. Sultan tested me for many things and started treating me with allergy injections, supplements, thyroid prescription, and Nystatin. My improvement was dramatic.  I changed my diet, learned to give myself allergy shots and saw immediate results. I cannot thank Dr. Sultan and his staff enough.
Condition Treated:
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Symptoms:
Skin rash and fatigue
Initials:
L. G.
Age:
33
Story:
I had skin rashes so bad they were all over my body.  When I was stressed, my skin rashes and strength was exacerbated.  But now I am taking vitamins and minerals – 3 pills per vitamin of Super B, Basic Preventive, and magnesium, all my symptoms were relieved and so far I have no skin problems at all.