Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It is common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long-lasting and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever.

With proper treatment, flare-ups may last one to three weeks.
  • Symptoms
  • Itchy skin

    • At upper extremity, At lower extremity, At scalp, At chest


    Skin rash and redness

    • At legs not feet, At feet, At upper extremity except hand, At chest, At hands, At scalp, At face, At neck, At knees, At elbows

    • Recurrent

    • Occurs or worsens with weather changes, Occurs after exposure to triggers

    • At groin, At armpits


    Dry skin on legs or feet

    or Dry skin on arms or hands

    or Dry skin at scalp


    Small pockets of fluid beneath the skin

    • At arms, At neck, On the legs, At hand or finger, At face, At chest, At scalp

    • Occurs after exposure to triggers, Occurs or worsens with weather changes


    Cracked skin on legs

    or Cracked skin on arms


    Thick skin on arm, wrist, forearm, or hand

    or Thick skin on legs or feet


    Cracks on leg skin

    or Cracked skin on arms

  • Risk factors
  • History of allergy

    or Inflammation of the nose caused by allergy

    or Family history of allergy

  • Treatment
  • Regular moisturizing and self-care methods: 1-Identifying and avoiding skin irritants. 2-Moisturizing your skin at least twice per day. 3-Take shorter baths or showers. 4-Use only gentle soaps. 5-Dry yourself carefully. If these don't help, your doctor may suggest one or more of the following treatments: 1-Creams that control itching and help repair the skin. 2-Antibiotic cream if your skin has a bacterial infection, an open sore or cracks. 3-Wet dressings. 4-For more-severe cases, oral drugs that control inflammation maybe prescribed.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Atopic Dermatitis, then a visit to a dermatologist is highly recommended.

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