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Eczema Program

Our experts provide thorough evaluation and comprehensive treatment of your child’s eczema (atopic dermatitis).


About Eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that causes dry, itchy skin. It occurs in almost 20% of children and usually begins in the first few years of life.

In babies, eczema usually starts as a dry, itchy rash on the cheeks. Older children often get the rash in the folds of their knees or elbows, on the backs of hands, or on the scalp.

Learn more about eczema (atopic dermatitis).

The Lurie Children's Difference

We take a family-centered approach to care and believe the best results occur when the parents, child and healthcare provider work together, each sharing their area of knowledge to help diagnose and manage your child’s eczema (atopic dermatitis).

Our Specialists

Our integrated team includes physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners and pediatric nursing staff to care for children with eczema (atopic dermatitis). Institute leadership is provided by Jacqueline A. Pongracic, MD, Head of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Pongracic is board-certified in allergy and immunology and internal medicine.

Meet our team of specialists.

Appointments

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS.DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information.

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