Dermatologists Anchorage AK

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Dr.Michael Cusack
(907) 562-2275
110 West 38th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1965
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Leary Cusack, MD
(907) 562-2275
3601 C St Ste 1350
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1965

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Fortson, Jayne MD - Dermatology Dermatopathology
(907) 563-3204
2401 E 42nd Ave, #301
Anchorage, AK
 
Peter George Ehrnstrom, MD
(907) 552-5503
2741 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; U S Air Force Hosp, Elmendorf Afb, Ak

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John Edward Schultz, DO
(907) 562-2510
4048 Laurel St Ste 301
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1974

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Alaska Adult Adolescent Pediatric Dermatology
(907) 562-2275
110 W 38th Ave, Ste A2
Anchorage, AK
 
Mathew Michael Cannava, MD
(907) 561-3376
341 W Tudor Rd Ste 104
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1997

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Peter George Ehrnstrom
(907) 646-8500
3841 Piper Street
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Dermatology

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Margretta A O'Reilly, MD
(907) 646-8500
2741 Debarr Rd Ste C307
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1987

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Senter, Thomas P MD - Senter Thomas P MD
(907) 276-1315
636 Barrow St
Anchorage, AK
 
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What is eczema?

Answer:
Eczema is an itchy rash on the ski n

(technically called atopic dermatitis) which is usually accompanied by hay fever or asthma and typically strikes children.  However, it can continue into adulthood, and some cases are first seen as adults.

Eczema is usually found behind the knees or on the arms (though it can be in other places), and it’s extremely itchy.  It tends to flare up and then disappear for long periods of time, even up to years.  Although it usually is first seen between the ages of 5 and 7, it can appear at any age .  Stress, long showers or baths, low humidity, cigarette smoke, and dry skin are among the triggers.

Eczema appears as reddish or brownish-gray patches on the skin; scratching makes the itching worse, and it will break the skin and cause it to scale over.  If you are so uncomfortable you can’t sleep or if you think your skin might be infected from the scratching, see your doctor.  Over the counter creams can relieve the itching for milder cases.  Doctors will prescribe corticosteroid creams for serious itching problems – though you can also get corticosteroid creams over the counter.  Oral antihistamines can also help with the itching, especially those which make you drowsy (which can cause better sleep at night).

Some doctors will also suggest phototherapy , which seems to help in some cases.  There are a variety of prescription oral cortisone drug...

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