Atopic Dermatitis, also known as baby eczema, is a chronic eczematous skin infection that may be inherited. Atopic dermatitis often starts with a path of dry skin that is itchy, scratching of the skin leads to redness and inflammation of the skin. This leads to formation of tiny bumps that may ooze out or crust over. Mild atopic dermatitis is not very itchy and often goes away through hydration, but chronic dermatitis is extremely itchy and does not subside easily. Symptoms are itching, rashes, fluid-filled sores and oozing rashes.
HOW IS ATOPIC DERMATITIS DIAGNOSED?
A dermatologist can diagnose atopic dermatitis by conducting a patch test
HOW IS ATOPIC DERMATITIS TREATED?
Treatment for atopic dermatitis depends on the type of rash you have. Most mild cases can be treated at home with moisturizers-especially skin barrier repair moisturizers-and preventive care. Most of the time, rash and itching can be controlled within 3 weeks. Additionally, one can make of homeopathy and Ayurveda remedies in order to treat the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Taking counselling sessions for adults and children may help overcome the stress and anxiety caused by atopic dermatitis.