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Atopic dermatitis, which is also commonly referred to as eczema, is categorized as a chronic ailment. It is characterised by inflammation, redness, and irritation of the skin. It usually starts showing up in childhood itself, although people of any age can get it. Atopic dermatitis is not contagious, so there is no risk of it spreading from person to person. Atopic dermatitis usually affects the skin on your face, arms, and legs. The rashes have a tendency to flare up and fade back not long before sparking again.
If you are chronically affected by Atopic dermatitis, then it is common for you to have your first sign of rashes before 5 years of age during your infanthood. Atopic dermatitis appears as red, crusty, and scaly areas around the cheek, scalp, or the front of the arms and legs.
Children and adults suffer from very itchy red rashes on the back of their necks and knees and in elbow creases. Atopic dermatitis causes itchiness to worsen during bedtime. Upon scratching, the affected area can cause the skin to thicken and scar, causing dark blotches. Scratching is never encouraged in atopic dermatitis as it can lead to infections causing the red bumps to fill up with pus.
Other symptoms of Atopic dermatitis also include scaly and dry skin. If your rash bubbles up and weeps clear fluid, you might tick the condition of Atopic dermatitis. If you notice cracked skin that hurts and can also bleed or notice skin creases on the palms of your hand and under the eyes, then you might be having this chronic ailment.
Being chronic in nature, Atopic dermatitis is an inherited ailment. So, if you notice atopic dermatitis in your siblings or parents, you might be affected too. Atopic dermatitis is known to affect almost 18 million adults.
Although it is a chronic ailment, some experts suggest that living in cold areas which are polluted can trigger the condition, although not cause it. Food allergies do not cause atopic dermatitis, although food allergies can be triggered by this condition, and suffering from atopic dermatitis can lead to peanut allergy, etc.
Enlisted below are a few reasons which may trigger your condition of atopic dermatitis.
If your doctor infers that you might be affected with atopic dermatitis, you might be suggested to take a skin patch allergy test. You will also be asked to brief up with your medical history and undergo a physical examination. The skin patch tests include mini skin patches which are stuck onto your skin to understand the factors you are allergic to. In about 2 days, the patches are taken off, and your skin is examined for visible rashes around any of them.
Atopic dermatitis is common and has no known cure till date. However, some good skin care practices and habits can always keep them in check. These might include over-the-counter medication or ointments provided by medical experts based on your skin condition.
Some self-practice remedies are enlisted below to help you ease the flares of rashes:
Atopic dermatitis is not a condition that can cause major risk, but with a good lifestyle and hygiene practices, you can keep this condition in check! Our medical experts are well-versed in the fields of both acute and chronic skin conditions. They make sure our clients are aware of their skin profile and understand the Do’s and Don’ts of their skin. They equip you with routine skin care plans and prescribe treatments that work best for your skin type.
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