Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, technically known as atopic eczema, occurs in all age groups, and it can have several different appearances. In children, the rash can be located on the inner aspects of the forearms or behind the knees as well as the face. In adults, the head, neck and hands can sometimes be the most common areas of dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis differs from other types of eczema because of its tendency to run in families. It can be associated with allergies such as hay fever, asthma, over-reaction to insect bites, and hives. This disease is most common in infants and young adults and can be widespread and quite itchy. Treatments vary according to the age of the patient as well as the degree of severity and the severity of the skin rash. Topical moisturizers, mild cortisone creams, as well as a variety of ultraviolet light therapies can be quiet helpful. Sometimes dietary restriction is beneficial.