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Atopic dermatitis (or atopic eczema) is a chronic inflammation of the skin that results in an itchy rash. It is more common in children than adults. This condition is “atopic” because it does not affect a specific area; it can affect several different areas of the body and is not necessarily where the skin is in direct contact with an allergen.
Atopic dermatitis is a long-term condition. There is no decisive cure as of yet, however, with adequate treatment, the symptoms can be controlled. In some cases, the condition goes away on its own during puberty. If the condition becomes chronic - that is, you still suffer from it when you are an adult, its symptoms may become more severe with time.
When atopic dermatitis starts showing its first symptoms, a child may have:
If the condition becomes chronic in adults, the symptoms will be more severe and you may also suffer from:
A dermatologist will analyse your rashes with:
Atopic dermatitis is a multi-causal disease, that is, a condition caused by several concurrent factors. The most common causes include:
It is rather hard to prevent atopic dermatitis. However, you can prevent it from becoming chronic in children and you can take a number of steps to reduce its symptoms (however severe it may be and regardless of your age):
Your dermatologist may prescribe:
As we have mentioned, many of these treatments will help in reducing the symptoms, however, adults with chronic atopic dermatitis will probably never cure it completely.
To diagnose and treat this condition, you will need to see a dermatologist.