ATOPIC DERMATITIS Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

ATOPIC DERMATITIS Symptoms, Causes & Treatments


Atopic dermatitis eczema is a condition
that makes your skin red and itchy it’s common in children but can occur at any
age atopic dermatitis is long-lasting chronic and tends to flare periodically
it may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever no cure has been found for atopic
dermatitis but treatments and self-care measures
can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks for example it helps to avoid
harsh soaps moisturize your skin regularly and apply medicated creams or
ointments symptoms atopic dermatitis eczema signs and symptoms vary widely
from person to person and include dry skin itching which may be severe
especially at night red to brownish gray patches especially on the hands feet
ankles wrists neck upper chest eyelids inside the bend of the elbows and knees
and in infants the face and scalp small raised bumps which may leak fluid and
crusts over when scratched thickened cracked scaly skin raw sensitive swollen
skin from scratching atopic dermatitis most often begins before age five and
may persist into adolescence and adulthood for some people it flares
periodically and then clears up for a time even for several years causes
healthy skin helps retain moisture and protects you from bacteria irritants and
allergens X mu is related to a gene variation that effects the skin’s
ability to provide this protection this allows your skin to be affected by
environmental factors irritants and allergens in some children food
allergies may play a role in causing eczema
treatments atopic dermatitis can be persistent you may need to try various
treatments over months or years to control it and even if treatment is
successful signs and symptoms may return Flair it’s
important to recognize the condition early so that you can start treatment if
regular moisturizing and other self-care steps don’t help your doctor may suggest
one or more of the following treatments medications creams that control a king
and help repair the skin your doctor may prescribe a corticosteroid green more
ointment apply it as directed after you moisturize overuse of this drug may
cause side effects including thinning skin other creams containing drugs
called calcineurin inhibitors such as tacrolimus pro topic and prime curly mas
illa del affect your immune system they are used by people older than age 2 to
help control the skin reaction apply it as directed after you moisturize avoid
strong sunlight when using these products these drugs have a blackbox
warning about a potential risk of cancer but the American Academy of Allergy
Asthma and Immunology has concluded that the risk to benefit ratios of topical
polymers and tacrolimus are similar to those of most other conventional
treatments of persistent eczema and that the data don’t support the use of the
blackbox warning drugs to fight infection your doctor may prescribe an
antibiotic cream if your skin has a bacterial infection an open sore or
cracks he or she may recommend taking oral
antibiotics for a short time to treat an infection oral drugs that control
inflammation for more severe cases your doctor may prescribe oral
corticosteroids such as prednisone these drugs are effective but can’t be used
long term because of potential serious side effects newer option for severe
eczema the Food and Drug Administration DEA has recently approved a new
injectable biologic monoclonal antibody called duple ooh map depicts n’t it is
used to treat people with severe disease who do not respond well to other
treatment options this is a newer medication so it doesn’t have a long
track record in terms of how well it helps people studies have shown it to be
safe if used as directed it is very expensive therapies wet dressings an
effective intensive treatment for severe atopic dermatitis involves wrapping the
affected area with topical corticosteroids and wet bandages
sometimes this is done in a hospital for people with widespread lesions because
it’s labor intensive and requires nursing expertise or ask your doctor
about learning how to do this technique at home light therapy this treatment is
used for people who either don’t get better with topical treatments or who
rapidly flare again after treatment the simplest form of light therapy photo
therapy involves exposing the skin to controlled amounts of natural sunlight
other forms use artificial ultraviolet a UV and narrowband ultraviolet B UVB
either alone or with medications though effective long-term light therapy has
harmful effects including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin
cancer for these reasons photo therapy is less
commonly used in young children and not given to infants talk with your doctor
about the pros and cons of light therapy counseling talking with a therapist or
other counsellor may help people who are embarrassed or frustrated by their skin
condition relaxation behavior modification and biofeedback these
approaches may help people who scratch habitually infant eczema treatment for
eczema in babies infantile eczema includes identifying and avoiding skin
irritants avoiding extreme temperatures lubricating your baby’s skin with bath
oils rheems or ointments see your baby’s
doctor if these measures don’t improve the ratio or if the rash looks infected
your baby may need a prescription medication to control the rash or to
treat an infection your doctor may also recommend an oral antihistamine to help
lessen the itch and to cause drowsiness which may be helpful for nighttime
itching and discomfort every individual needs unique treatment and care we
encourage people with atopic dermatitis and their families to learn as much as
possible about the latest medical treatment and approaches as well as
healthy lifestyle choices please subscribe and comment if you have any
latest medical treatment for this illness
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