Eczema generally makes your skin get irritated or inflamed, whereas other types cause blisters. Atopic dermatitis is one of the types of eczema. The word 'atopic' defines people's propensity to allergic conditions. A chronic disease that also bursts periodically.
The severity of the disease atopic dermatitis symptoms may vary according to age.
Infant Eczema Symptoms
Below age two, babies have common symptoms like
- Severe itching by rashes
- Face, scalp, and cheeks have rashes
- Crusting and oozing conditions
Childhood Eczema Symptoms
Age 2 and above kids can experience the underneath symptoms.
- Lichenification (skin thickening) may evolve into a permanent itch
- The neck, ankles, wrists, and between the legs and butt wrinkles and rashes may appear
- In the back of the knees and elbows, the rash appears
- If you scrape small lumps on the skin, the fluid may leak, and a layer may form over the bumps
Adult Eczema Symptoms
The common symptoms that make the adult suffer are,
- The infected area may have scaly, dry, and thick skin
- Rashes appear on the knees, elbows, or neck
- Rashes cover most body areas and are more scaly than kids' conditions
- Constant itchy rashes are severe at night
- Rubbing your skin makes the areas swollen and sensitive
Causes of Atopic Dermatitis
- Foods like dairy and nuts can stir up eczema symptoms
- In a dry and hot climate, your body can be dehydrated, which makes the skin dry. It triggers atopic dermatitis.
- Some people may be allergic to fragrances, soaps, dust mites, and smoke. These irritants induce eczema symptoms.
- Viral, fungal, or bacterial infections can also cause atopic dermatitis.
- This dermatitis symptom can arise from stress or hormone changes in females.
- Sometimes solvents, synthetic fabrics, and mineral oils interaction with the skin lead to atopic eczema.
Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis has no cure but can suppress the symptoms. Treatment differs based on age and severity. However, with these remedies, some people's condition can improve, can lead a regular life.
- Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
- Hydrocortisone creams
Prevention of Atopic Dermatitis
- Everyday skincare protection helps to cure the skin and restrain skin damage and itching.
- Don't dehydrate your body. Drink more water.
- Have a daily shower with lukewarm water and clement soap. Make sure to dry yourself thoroughly.
- Twice a day, moisturize your skin.
- Put on cotton and soft fabrics.
- Shouldn't rub the infected skin areas.
- Avoid contact with familiar allergens and irritants.