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- Feb 09 2017
Atopic dermatitis: A common form of eczema
Eczema can be defined as a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Sometimes blisters may occur, when they will break the affected skin will weep and ooze. Scratching the patches damages the fragile skin and exacerbates the problem. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema which develops on the basis of genetics as well as evironmental factors and largely affects babies.It begins early in life in those with a predisposition to inhalant allergies. In this rashes occur on the cheeks, neck, elbow and knee creases, and ankles.
- Dry skin
- Itching- the most common and dreaded symptom as it results in an urge to scratch which worsens the inflammation
It develops among infants who are about 6-10 months old, starts with the cheeks and face and slowly progresses to areas that begin to expose when they start crawling. Just following the skin care routine recommended by the doctor for best results. Usually, the symptoms ease over a period of time and completely vanish after puberty.
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