Atopic dermatitis, the most common type of Eczema, is a group of conditions that cause skin inflammation. This form of eczema makes you itch and leads to red blotches. You can treat atopic dermatitis with the help of different methods like all eczema types, though the results may not be permanent. You can improve this condition with the help of specific skincare, topical corticosteroids, and immunosuppressants. Severe cases may require systemic immunosuppressive therapies.
What Is Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin. This disorder is a complex form of eczema that may affect your skin, mostly on the cheeks, neck, arms, and legs due to genetic vulnerability, immunologic dysfunction, and environmental factors. Skin lesions from mild to severe are the primary symptoms of this condition.
Atopic dermatitis often begins in early childhood and can continue into adult years.
What Is Eczema?
Irritants and allergens can produce inflammation, which in turn leads to symptoms of eczema such as itchy, crusting, inflamed, and dry skin. Among more severe symptoms are blisters and scaly patches. Some common eczema symptoms can be controlled with a proper skincare routine and reducing exposure to skin irritants and allergens such as those that cause food allergies.
Types of Eczema
Different types of eczema may develop in each susceptible person, including:
- Atopic dermatitis, which can occur at any age and is a common form of eczema that causes inflammation, dryness, and itchy skin.
- Discoid eczema, which affects small patches of the skin, making them itchy.
- Contact dermatitis that occurs due to environmental causes.
- Nummular eczema, which consists of rounded lesions on the arms and legs.
- Dyshidrotic eczema, which dries out the skin causing an itchy sensation, rashes, and blisters.
- Stasis dermatitis, which appears as skin discoloration on the legs.
- Seborrheic dermatitis, which targets your scalp.
The symptoms of eczema can occur anywhere on the body. These signs include dry skin, pruritus, thickened skin, darkening of the skin around the eyes, small, raised bumps, and scratching.
A variety of specific factors can result in the development of eczemas, including irritants, environmental factors, certain materials and fabrics, hormonal changes, certain foods, and skin infections.
Healthcare providers examine your skin with special tests such as patch testing and check your medical history to recognize allergies or any other skin diseases.
Eczemas, especially atopic dermatitis may be persistent. You will need to undergo various procedures over time to control it.
Medicated substances are available to help you control the discomfort caused by eczema, and restore your skin. Products such as creams, gels, and ointments can all help to improve the condition. Antibiotic pills may be recommended in case of an infection. For more severe cases, you should control the inflammation with the help of drugs, monoclonal antibodies, Dupixent, and tralokinumab.
An effective solution for severe eczema is to apply a specific ointment and seal the medication with a wrap of wet gauze topped with a layer of dry gauze.
This therapy is best suited for people who have not been able to overcome the issue with the help of other solutions or have had recurring symptoms after the treatment was done. Phototherapies involve exposing the target area to special amounts of natural sunlight. Other forms of light therapies apply UVA and UVB to improve the condition.
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