Atopic dermatitis occurs when the skin is not able to retain its natural moisture and this is typically seen in small children. It can also be experienced by people who fall prey to allergies and seasonal hay fever on a regular basis. The symptoms include itchiness and the growth of painful sores.
HOW IS ATOPIC DERMATITIS DIAGNOSED?
Dermatologists can detect the cause of atopic dermatitis by evaluating the medical history and physical examination. Allergy testing may be recommended to detect the trigger for the disease.
HOW IS ATOPIC DERMATITIS TREATED?
Treatment of atopic dermatitis varies with the type of rash you develop. Mild rashes can be treated by hydrating the skin. More severe rashes that are extremely itchy or oozing or crusting, dermatologists treat them through bleach baths and wet wraps. Corticosteroid based medication helps in treatment of atopic dermatitis.
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Limited exposure to the sun and its UV rays is also generally recommended.