My wife and I went into Dr. Roger Koreen's office to get our skin checked and a few problem areas treated. We did not have any skin doctor and others we tried had appointments that were over 6 months away. We were pleased to get an appointment not too far in advance. When we got there the office was pleasant and the people nice. Dr Koreen was very friendly and took his time in caring for us. Later, I came back for further treatment and again it was a pleasant experience. I thanked him for his knowledge and ability to help me out. Thanks Dr. Koreen!Marianne WMore reviews
Unfortunately, I have had many experiences with doctors. My father had recommended me to Dr. Koreen about 15 years ago. First you will be greeted by very friendly and warm receptionists. The waiting room is extremely clean and comfortable with plenty of seating, magazines and TV’s. The wait time is always reasonable (10-15mins) considering Dr. Koreen always spends quality time for exam and questions (never rushed). He always educates you on the most modern treatments and offering the best options. Dr. Koreen now treats my teenage kids after many years of superior treatment and second to none care. I strongly trust and highly recommend Dr. Koreen and his staff.Thomas MMore reviews
Unfortunately I've been going to see dermatologists for 25 years now. The last 5 and best have been under Dr Koreen care. He's fantastic at what he does, his staff is top notch and friendly, I recommend him highlyThomas SMore reviews
Specialist in Huntington, NY discusses the causes and treatment of Eczema
By Dr. Roger Koreen
If you are dealing with itchy and inflamed skin that has caused swelling, cracking, and crusting, you may currently have atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Atopic dermatitis is a special type of allergic hypersensitivity, and is very common, affecting a substantial portion of the world’s population. At the Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center in Huntington, NY, we specialize in diagnosis and treatment of atopic dermatitis.
Eczema is caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. People who live in climates with low humidity tend to have an increased risk of eczema. Patients with other atopic disorders like seasonal allergies, and asthma may also develop the disease. Exposure to harsh soaps and detergents, wintry weather, and stress can all exacerbate the symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms
The most common sign of eczema is itchy skin. This strong “itch” feeling causes those suffering from it to scratch and rub which in turn worsens the disease. An increased urge to scratch the skin is often apparent at night when daily tasks are no longer present as distractions for the intense itching. Red, dry, and inflamed patches of skin are also common.
Some patients may develop scaling on the areas of the skin that are particularly irritated by the disease. Others will develop raised bumps that can become open and infected after prolonged scratching.
Diagnosis and Treatment
A physical exam along with a family history are used to diagnose eczema. Depending on your situation, you may need several appointments to rule out any allergies or other conditions that could be causing your skin irritation.
Treatment consists of lifestyle changes and skin care regimens that will help heal the skin, reduce flare ups, and manage symptoms when they do occur. Proper skin moisturizing while your skin is still wet, avoiding multiple soaps and lotions, and using warm water instead of hot during your showers will help keep your skin healthy.
To learn more about eczema treatment, call (631) 417-3300.