is your baby suffering from atopic dermatitis? Well, you are on the right page with us. Know the details about atopic dermatitis with solutions.
What is atopic dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis is a form of eczema in which the skin gets irritated, red, dry, and bumpy. There are several types of eczema. The most common is atopic dermatitis. Many people consider atopic dermatitis and eczema as the same thing.
Causes of atopic dermatitis
The cause of atopic dermatitis is a weakened immune system. As the name suggests “atopic” which means the cause is unknown. However, there may be triggers which are as follows-
- Hormonal changes
- Dietary changes
- Excessive sweating
- Diaper rash in children
- Unhygienic conditions
- Low immunity
- Hypersensitive immune system to allergens
- Pollen, dander, dust
- Winter and cold weather may cause dryness
Atopic dermatitis is noncontagious.
What are the signs of atopic dermatitis?
The signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis are-
- Dry skin
- Itchy skin
- Scaly skin
- Swollen skin
- Inflamed skin
- Itchy blisters
- Watery discharge
Flare-ups are very common with atopic dermatitis. It is more noticeable at night.
Symptoms may vary depending on age-
For infants- younger than 1 year - atopic dermatitis is present on the cheeks, forehead, and scalp
Older kids and teens- atopic dermatitis present on the bend of the elbow, behind knees and neck, inner wrists and ankles. The skin is drier and the scalp may thicken over a period of time with lichenification.
Treatment of atopic dermatitis
The treatment for atopic dermatitis is as follows-
Stay away from allergens
Avoid sun exposure
Avoid unhealthy outside food
Switch to gentle soaps
Change the detergent clothing powder
Use topical ointment
Take antihistamine for itching
Use soothing aloe vera gel
Moisturize with coconut oil
So, get started to know about atopic dermatitis and treat it correctly to keep it under control.