The word “atopic” means there is a tendency for excess inflammation in the skin and linings of the nose and lungs. This often runs in families with allergies such as hay fever and asthma, sensitive skin or a history of atopic dermatitis. It can occur at any age, but is most common in infants to young adults.When the disease starts in infancy, it is called infantile eczema. This is an itchy, oozing, crusting rash and occurs mainly on the face and scalp, but patches can appear anywhere. In teens and young adults, the patches typically occur on the hands and feet. However, any area, such as the bends of the elbows, backs of the knees, ankles, wrists, face, neck and upper chest may be affected.

Since the disease does not always follow the same pattern, proper, early and regular treatment can bring relief and may reduce the severity and duration of the disease. See your dermatologist for advice on avoiding irritating factors in creams and lotions; rough, scratchy or tight clothing; and woolens. Rapid changes of temperature and any activity that causes sweating can aggravate atopic dermatitis. Discuss with your dermatologist the benefits of proper bathing and moisturizing, and with emotional factors that may make the condition worse.

Your dermatologist can prescribe medications, creams, antihistamines, oral antibiotics or other treatment on a case-by-case basis. It is important that you consult your dermatologist for any described symptom so proper treatment can begin immediately.

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