Ellen Epstein, M.D. Specializing in Allergy and Asthma Care
165 North Village Ave • Suite 141 • Rockville Centre, NY 11570 • Phone: 516-678-0056

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic skin condition found in infants and children but also in adults. Allergic individuals are more likely to develop atopic dermatitis.

The main symptoms of atopic dermatitis are a rash and itching. The rash may consist of very red skin and blisters which may crust.  Eventually, chronic excema may lead to very thick skin. Atopic dermatitis may be an allergic response to certain foods, such as eggs, peanuts, milk, wheat, or soy products. It also can be made worse with exposure to certain allergens such as dust mites and animals. Dry, cold weather and harsh soaps can also exacerbate the skin of excema patients.  It is particulary important to control excema as it can result in severe skin infections.

The diagnosis of atopic dermatitis consists of a physical exam and skin testing to determine which allergens may be making the skin condition worse. Many treatment options are available including avoidance of potential allergens once diagnosed and topical medications. It is important to be under the care of an allergist to determine if there is an allergic cause and to receive the proper medication in this chronic disease. There are new medications available to treat atopic dermatitis.

Consult with Dr. Epstein to help diagnose whether you have atopic dermatitis and determine what allergens are making your condition worse. Appropriate medication can then be recommended.

Office Hours

Tuesday    12p - 5p

Thursday  9a - 12p

Saturday   7a - 11a

What Other Are Saying

Lovely Doctor. Made me feel very comfortable. She was very thorough. Highly recommend.
Meaghan C
Dr. Epstein took the time to understand what my problem was and even asked me if she answered all of my questions. She outlined what the causes of my hives could be, explained what the work up would be, but did it in a non-alarming way. I was extremely anxious and she reassured me. She also called me back as soon as the blood tests came back and even though she wanted me to be further evaluated for my thyroid, she was reassuring. Friendly and professional. Staff very welcoming. I’m impressed. Wonderful experience and nice change from experiences I have had before.
Jessica M
I was treated by my primary care doctor for a viral infection, which has been getting worse. I was extremely upset, as I have a vacation planned. My cough was severe and I had a fever, so I used Zocdoc and got an appointment right away. The wait time was about 10 minutes and Dr. Epstein determined that I need an antibiotic and a different inhaler. She actually took me off of the over the counter medication that I was taking, and that really helped. I can't believe how much better I feel this morning. The office staff was extremely well informed and pleasant. I definitely will be using Dr. Epstein again.
Sari S
The doctor was amazing and caring. The office was nice and all the help was accommodating.
Jennifer R
Dr. Epstein has been the only allergy doctor who has been able to help me! She is very caring and conscientious!
Cindy R

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Advanced Allergy and Asthma 165 North Village Ave Suite 141 Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Phone: 1-516-678-0056 Fax: 1-516-678-8395