Eczema

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Yale Medicine offers one of two centers in the state with a phototherapy center to treat chronic eczema.
  • Many of our dermatologists are listed amongst the best dermatologists in the country.
  • ​We are the largest provider of specialized dermatologic care in the region.

A rash that's pink or red, rough to the touch, itchy and persistent may be eczema (sometimes called dermatitis).

Eczema is an inflammatory condition that can occur in people of all ages, commonly in the wrists and ankles. It may also arise in spots near the joints, such as the inside of the elbow or the back of the knee. In children, eczema frequently appears on the cheeks, explains Keith Choate, MD, PhD, a Yale Medicine dermatologists and associate professor of dermatology, genetics and pathology at Yale School of Medicine

With many doctors listed among the best dermatologists in the country, Yale Medicine dermatologists receive thousands of referrals a year to evaluate and treat challenging skin conditions, including eczema. Treatment is always individualized for each patient's needs.