Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI -  - Allergist

Beverly Hills Allergy

Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Allergist & Immunologist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Eczema Specialist

As a leading allergist in the Greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Hariri provides safe, effective treatments for patients suffering from the annoying symptoms of eczema so they can find relief from itching, scaling and other issues.

Eczema Q&A

by Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

What are the symptoms of eczema?

The most common symptoms associated with eczema include raised pinkish patches of dry skin that can itch, flake, weep and eventually become crusty. Symptoms can vary from person to person, and they typically become much worse during “flareups.” Eczema is also called Atopic Dermatitis.

What causes eczema?

Eczema occurs when the skin becomes inflamed, but the underlying cause of the condition is not known. Studies indicate the immune system plays an important role. Eczema is not contagious, and it occurs most often in children, sometimes recurring later in life. It can also occur in adults who did not have eczema during childhood.

How is eczema treated?

First, if you have eczema, avoid scratching which can cause it to bleed and result in infection. Often, changes in lifestyle habits can reduce flareups and prevent some symptoms from occurring. One of the most important things you can do to find relief from symptoms is to ensure skin stays moist. In general, people with eczema should:

  • avoid long, hot baths that can dry skin

  • use plenty of moisturizer

  • try to reduce stress

  • use mild soaps and laundry detergents

When lifestyle changes don't provide relief, Dr. Hariri may prescribe topical creams or ointments to moisturize the skin and help prevent irritation. In some cases, UV therapy may also help. Antihistamines can be used to reduce some symptoms like skin itching, but when the symptoms are extremely severe, you may need to turn to corticosteroid injections to find relief.

How is eczema diagnosed?

In most cases, eczema can be diagnosed from a simple examination of the affected areas of your skin during an office visit. Be sure to tell Dr. Hariri if you suffer from asthma or allergies, since studies indicate eczema is more likely to occur in people with these conditions.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "Very caring and knowledgable Doctor! He really knows how to treat allergies. Beautiful office btw!"

    Tina Chuldzh
  • Google+

    "Genuine and very helpful! Staff is professional and I only had to wait 5 minutes to see the doctor."

    Honor Guard Team
  • Patient Fusion

    "Dr. Hariri is a very genuine doctor who is very interested in his patients' health and answers any questions you might have so that you feel comfortable."

    Kaylene
  • Google+

    "Competency. Compassion. Respect. Altruism. Four distinct traits that truly encompass Dr. Sherwin Hariri and his practice."

    Artin Galoosian
  • Google+

    "Dr. Hariri is a very compassionate doctor. He took his time and explained everything to me very well! I highly recommend him to all my family and friends!"

    Jackie I.
  • Yelp

    "His office looked very nice and elegant. I was able to get into his clinic immediately and the waiting time to be seen was very short."

    George M.
  • Yelp

    "Very knowledgable about food allergies. Within 15 min he figured out what I'm allergic to and testing was painless. Highly recommend."

    R-Mean P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri was so helpful in my understanding of my seasonal allergies. He took great care of me and I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone."

    Caroline T.
  • Yelp

    "Doctor Hariri is the BEST!!! He is a true life saver! He is compassionate and smart. I finally found a Doctor who knows how to treat my eczema!"

    Annette M.
  • Google+

    "He is awesome and really cares about the overall health of his patients. He also has a great assistant!"

    Jacob R.
  • "I had an amazing experience! I came in today as new patient for a severe rash. Dr. Sherwin and his team were more than phenomenal."{

    Dior
  • "I would highly recommend Dr. Sherwin in the future to friends and family members who are seeking the assistance of an allergist in the greater Los Angeles area."

    Winston
  • Square

    "I always feel cared for whenever I go to this practice. The doctor is very nice and genuinely cares for his patients. Sabrina is always pleasant and helpful as well."

    Joan
  • Google+

    "I have seen many allergists in the past, and finally I walked into an office where I truly felt the doctor was not only brilliant, but also cared to listen to me."

    Alec P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri is the best. He definitely cares about his patients and will go above and beyond. Thank you Dr. Hariri for your amazing help and guidance!"

    Holly B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri is a genuine doctor who cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and smart. Thank you Dr. Hariri for everything!"

    Arpine M.
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