What is Eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflamed, itchy, and often red or rash-like patches on the skin. These patches can occur anywhere on the body but are commonly found on the face, neck, hands, and the insides of the elbows and knees.

Eczema is often linked to a compromised skin barrier and an overactive immune response to triggers such as allergens, irritants, stress, or genetics. It tends to be more prevalent in children but can affect people of all ages. Eczema is a non-contagious condition, and while there is no cure, it can be managed effectively by the board certified allergists at Laguna Allergy to minimize flare-ups and alleviate symptoms.

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How Can Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique Help?

At our practice in Aliso Viejo, our board certified allergists provide:

What is the Skin Prick Test?

The skin prick test is a valuable diagnostic tool for patients with eczema, especially when the condition is suspected to be triggered or aggravated by allergens. During this test, your Laguna Allergy provider will introduce small amounts of common allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander, onto the surface of the skin. If you or your child is sensitized to any of these allergens, a localized allergic reaction in the form of a small, itchy bump or hive will typically occur within 15-20 minutes.

Identifying specific allergens through the skin prick test can help our board certified allergists pinpoint potential triggers for eczema flare-ups. Using this information, they can come up with treatment plans, including allergen avoidance strategies and allergen immunotherapy.

What are Biologics?

Biologics are medications designed to target specific molecules in the immune system that play a role in the development of eczema. By modulating the immune response, biologics aim to reduce the chronic inflammation and itching associated with eczema, offering relief to patients with moderate to severe cases who haven’t responded well to other treatments. At Laguna Allergy, we provide injectable and oral medications which can reduce itching and clear up the skin without the need for immunosuppressants or steroids.

Schedule Care for Eczema in Aliso Viejo, CA

Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique is owned and operated by Drs. Gillian Bassirpour and Kristen Walters, board-certified allergists and moms. They are committed to providing the best quality care to both adults and children. In addition to our comprehensive services, our boutique also provides retail, with items such as specialized pajamas for babies with eczema and more! To find out how Laguna Allergy can help with eczema, please click the appointment button below or give us a call at 949-287-4900.

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Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to provide personalized and exceptional care, ensuring every patient receives the highest level of attention, comfort, and satisfaction. Call (949) 287-4900 or fill out the form below to get elevated allergy care today!