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Adult Atopic Eczema: Things to Know

About:


Adult Atopic Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition and one of the most common and severe forms of Eczema seen in adults.


18 million adults are affected by the atopic eczema in U.S. alone. [1]

- Also known as Atopic Dermatitis, this skin condition commonly affects children more than adults. However, many people continue to face the condition into adulthood.
- This form of Eczema is triggered by a combination of risk factors like environmental conditions, genetics, and abnormality in the immune system and skin barrier.
- Other triggers include weather, skin irritants, allergens like mites and pollen, dry and sweaty skin.
Individuals having Adult Atopic Eczema tend to develop several complications like skin infections, inflammation of eyes, conjunctivitis, loss of sleep (insomnia), asthma, and sometimes psychological disorders.


Symptoms:


Visible symptoms of Adult Atopic Eczema include:
- Redness of skin
- Dry and scaly skin
- Itching
- Discoloration of skin over time
- Lichenification (skin thickening)
- Open wounds and crusted sores
- Rashes on the face, neck, arms, and legs

Upon itching and scratching, the skin gets infected, leading to the formation of pus-filled bumps on nearby affected areas.


Treatment:


Self Care:
- proper skin hygiene
- avoiding triggers
- Taking care of skin like rehydrating skin and avoiding anything that aggravates the symptoms of Eczema.
Medications:
- Usage of antibiotics to prevent infection
- Usage of topical corticosteroids and antihistamines to reduce inflammation of skin and itching

Specialist: At mfine, we provide you with accurate medication and treatment. Talk with us about your symptoms and we will devise you your treatment option with ease and by providing proper understanding.

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