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Atopic Dermatitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

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The itchy red skin that lasts for a while could be atopic dermatitis or severe eczema.


Up to 60 percent of people with atopic dermatitis develop asthma or hay fever. [1]


- It requires a proper medical diagnosis.
- Lab tests and imaging might be required.
- It can be treated by a medical practitioner.


Though not contagious, it is hereditary and runs in families. Living in a place that is often cold or has a lot of pollution may also increase the chances of getting it.
The word ""atopic"" indicates an association with allergies. While atopic dermatitis is not always due to an allergic reaction, it is commonly associated with other allergic disorders.


Symptoms


People may experience:
- Scaly skin
- Dry skin
- Leaky flares
- A rash that boils up, then leaks clear fluid
- Cracked skin
- Skin that sometimes bleeds
- Skin creasing
- Darkening of the skin around the eye region
- Open or crusted sores


Treatment


Self-care: Keep your skin moisturized, use mild soaps, avoid scratching the area, and take warm baths.


Medications: Topical medications, antiallergants, antirash creams, and immunosuppressant drugs help with the condition.


Specialists: Phototherapy and biologic drugs might be prescribed to you by specialists to subdue the symptoms. mfine caters to different areas of health issues, and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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