Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) (Pediatric)

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Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin disease. It causes intense itching, with red or dry skin, and usually starts in childhood. That’s why you often hear it called “baby eczema” or “pediatric eczema.”

In Denver, Colorado, and around the country, National Jewish Health is the leader in caring for childhood eczema. The National Jewish Health for Kids pediatric eczema team brings together physicians, nurses, dietitians, psychiatrists and psychologists. These experts work together to create an individualized treatment plan for your child and often succeed where others have not.

Our doctors are researchers, too, so your child will have access to the latest clinical trials and most effective treatments.


Pediatric Eczema Care at National Jewish Health

Our comprehensive program offers many services for you and your child:

  • Diagnostics not available anywhere else
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Help with sleep disturbances
  • Psychological assessment and treatment
  • In-depth, one-on-one teaching, including training in self-care
  • Continued follow-up to treat your child’s changing needs.

Learn more about the Eczema Program.

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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) & Skin-Infection Risk

If you or your child age 3 or older has atopic dermatitis (eczema), you may be able to help our researchers learn why some people with eczema have increased risk of skin infection.

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Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 119-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders


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