Atopic dermatitis is a rash that forms as a result of a skin irritation and is more commonly known as eczema. The rash forms as a result of the skin not being able to retain enough moisture.
The root cause of atopic dermatitis is unknown, but there is usually a family history of the skin condition.
There are several different causes that can factor into a reaction of atopic dermatitis eczema and, the majority of the time, it is triggered by an allergic reaction.
Certain products may also affect the outcome of a person’s atopic dermatitis. Cleaning products such as detergents and certain scented soaps or moisturizers will only make the condition worse.
Changes in temperature also affect atopic dermatitis. If a person has been outside in the heat for too long and begins producing sweat, it will only irritate the skin more.
The most common cause of atopic dermatitis eczema would be an allergy of some kind. It can be an airborne allergen or a food allergy, but certain experts do not believe there is an actual connection between allergies and the level of atopic dermatitis a person has.
Repeatedly washing the skin will also dehydrate the skin more and make it more susceptible to atopic dermatitis. Excessive washing of the hands or showering eventually dries out the top layer of skin. The drier a person’s skin is, the more likely it will be that the area of atopic dermatitis will be itchy.
High emotions may also lead to a flare-up of atopic dermatitis. Embarrassing or frustrating situations can lead to a person itching the affected area and causing more irritation.
To treat atopic dermatitis there are several over-the-counter treatments that can be purchased, but if the condition becomes more severe then one should see a doctor and obtain a prescribed medication.
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