Atopic dermatitis occurs as a result of the skin’s inability to retain moisture, which can lead to symptoms such as redness, inflammation, and itching of the skin.
Itching on the affected area will only worsen dry, scaly rashes that may occur as a result of atopic dermatitis. The skin can also become infected, and pockets of fluid may develop as a result of the infection if you continue to scratch the area.
What Causes Atopic Dermatitis Eczema?
There is no known direct cause of atopic dermatitis, but some people believe that those with a family history of eczema are more likely to develop it.
Specific environmental factors can also lead to outbreaks of atopic dermatitis, such as allergens, changes in weather conditions, and certain cleaning products. It is important to remember what could trigger an outbreak on your skin so you can learn to be aware of it.
Stress may also trigger an outbreak in some people.
Treatments for Atopic Dermatitis Eczema
Several different treatments are available to help relieve the symptoms that occur because of atopic dermatitis.
Mild cases of atopic dermatitis can be kept under control with over-the-counter medications. Usually, these medications can be found in the form of topical creams and lotions that can help reduce the itching and irritation that occurs with this skin condition.
For more moderate cases, an antihistamine such as Benadryl may be recommended. These medications may not reduce the rash but can help to relieve the itching and can usually be used with certain topical creams.
If over-the-counter medications and antihistamines are not working, then you should see a doctor or healthcare professional who will be able to provide you with a stronger prescription medication.
Corticosteroids are one of the types of medications that can be prescribed to treat atopic dermatitis. These should only be used for a short period of time as side effects of extended use include thinning of the skin, infections, and stretch marks.
Be sure to consult with your doctor before you decide on a medication to help treat your atopic dermatitis. Together, you will be able to determine which treatment can provide the best results for your condition.
Remember to take any medication as directed by your doctor or a healthcare professional.
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