Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disease in children. It is a type of chronic eczematous skin disease. It may be inherited and genetically determined. The child’s skin may be sensitive to many irritants e.g. dust, dander, soap, detergents, etc. It starts with dry skin that is often very itchy. Scratching causes the dry skin to become red and irritated
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?
Atopic dermatitis affects 15-30% of children and 2-10% of adults