Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis is a form of eczema which is highly itching, can relapse, but is not contagious. The patients of atopic dermatitis report abnormal reaction of skin to environmental allergens, irritants and even food items. It can lead to skin redness, scratching and flakiness.

Skin of patients of atopic dermatitis becomes susceptible to bacterial infection. Skin that touches the joint bends such as that on the interior of knees and elbows is most likely to get affected by the disorder. This disorder may accompany other diseases such as asthma, allergic conjunctivitis and hay fever.

The causes of the disease are not entirely well known and there is no specific cure for it. However, one can opt for drug therapy to prevent it from triggering. In most cases, Atopic Dermatitis kicks in childhood and may persist through adulthood. It is estimated that around three-fourth of all cases improve by the time a child reaches adolescence.