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Dr. Jamie Weisman of Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta GA

Dry, winter air can make eczema symptoms worse than most other times of the year. It is important for people who suffer from eczema to have a skin care routine set up in order to avoid flare ups and treat them when they occur.

Eczema is often extremely itchy during the winter months because of how dry both the inside and outside air are. Eczema itself is a skin condition that causes extremely dry, scaly skin and a rash on top of the skin. It can be so itchy that those affected can find that it disrupts their entire day – including their sleep. The following symptoms are common complaints among those who deal with eczema in the winter months:

  • Severe itching
  • Dry, scaly patches of skin
  • Red patches of skin
  • Extreme night itching
  • Small, raised bumps on the skin
  • Thick, cracked skin
  • Raw, sensitive skin (typically a result of the itchy skin being overly scratched)

The best combat against eczema is continual moisturizing of the skin. The dry air in winter combined with indoor heating systems sucks all of the moisture out of your skin without replacing it. Because eczema is a condition in which the skin is already overly dry, the skin will not stay moist on its own. One of the greatest methods of dealing with winter eczema is to have a plan to keep the skin moisturized throughout the day. As soon as you get out of the shower, you should apply a specialized lotion to your skin that is designed for treating eczema. The moist skin after a shower easily absorbs moisturizer so that it can sink deeper into the skin layers. Applying moisturizer every so often, especially to affected areas of the skin, will help prevent flare-ups from occurring.

If you are suffering from extreme eczema this winter, you if you are currently experiencing a flare up that you cannot get under control, please contact Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta today. We are here for all of your skin care needs.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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