If your child has dry, itchy skin with a raised rash, it could be atopic dermatitis or eczema – two words for the same condition. Eczema usually first appears in childhood but also affect adults. This condition affects people in numerous ways and can negatively impact quality of life. It is important to have any skin condition tested, diagnosed, and treated for your or your child’s comfort and success. Here’s what you need to know about eczema/atopic dermatitis.
What Causes Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis is usually not the result of anything you have done. It is a skin condition that commonly results from allergies. Atopic dermatitis has been linked to exposure to soaps, detergents, cleaners, dust mites, pollen, animal dander, some bacteria, and occasionally, certain foods. [Read More]