Eczema is generally characterized by inflammation which affects the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). It is also known as atopic dermatitis. Eczema is marked by pigmentation, scaling, crusting oozing weeping, itching and redness. The exact cause of eczema is unknown but it can be caused by irritants, allergens, certain microbes (viruses, fungi and bacteria), extreme temperatures, foods, stress and hormones.
Atopic dermatitis usually manifests in infants, mostly before the age of 5.
Symptoms of eczema in infants include rashes in cheeks and scalp, oozing of weeping fluid from the skin, extreme itchiness which disrupts sleeping and skin infection due to continuous scratching of the skin.
In infants, rashes can occur on the legs, buttocks, ankles, wrists and neck. Adults having atopic dermatitis can develop skin features like atopic pleats (extra skin folds under the eye), Cheilitis (inflammation of the skin on the lips), hyperlinear palms (excessive skin folds on the palms), hyperpigmented eyelids (eyelids which are dark in color), ichthyosis (rectangular dry scales on the skin), keratosis pilaris (rough bumps on the arms, face and thighs), lichenification (leathery skin as a result of rubbing and scratching) and urticaria (skin bumps and red hives on the skin).
It is advisable to consult a dermatologist if you experience symptoms of atopic dermatitis.
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