Atopic Dermatitis, also called Eczema, is a skin condition that consists of dry, itchy and easily irritated skin. When scratched, skin becomes red and bumpy and can develop a rash. Atopic Dermatitis only affects certain patches of the skin, which can be either a large or small portion depending upon the severity.
In most cases, Eczema is thought to be caused by genetics, but there are other factors that may cause it to occur, including:
Individuals who have a family history of Atopic Dermatitis are at higher risk of developing symptoms. This type of skin condition typically affects children, but can happen at any age.
The treatment of Atopic Dermatitis depends upon the severity of the case, but mild forms of it can be combated with a quality skin care routine which utilizes sensitive skin lotions. More severe forms of Eczema may require orally taken medication and medicated lotion. Washing with a sensitive skin soap can help decrease symptoms, as can taking shorter, cool temperature showers. Humidifiers can also be an asset in treatment.