Have you ever had a child ask you, “What does it feel like to have normal skin?” That is what a young lady with severe atopic dermatitis asked me this week. Since birth, she has been covered with an itchy scaly rash that has been resistant to topical and oral treatments with steroids and other medicines. As a result, she sat in my office in July covered in a hoodie and sweatpants. As she is only eleven, she has not been able to be treated with some of the newer therapies. Just recently, the FDA approved Dupixent for children 6 and up, and she got her first injection this week.
Above is a picture of her arms pre-treatment. Stand by for further updates in 2 weeks.