Atopic Dermatitis In Babies

Awareness about atopic dermatitis is a must, especially for those parents whose babies are prone to it. Gets started with some solutions to treat atopic dermatitis.

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- 

  • Stress 
  • 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 
  • Rashes
  • 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 dehydration 
  • 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  
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines 

So, get started to know about atopic dermatitis and treat it correctly to keep it under control. 

Tags : #atopicdermatitis #dermatitis #infection #babyskin #skinhealth #smitakumar #medicircle #myhealth

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...

-Advertisements-




Trending Now

The Role of Hormones in Obesity: Why Men and Women Gain Weight DifferentlyJune 12, 2024
Silent Killer: How a Young Mother’s Vision Loss Led to a Lung Cancer DiagnosisJune 12, 2024
TruAlt Bioenergy’s subsidiary, Leafiniti Bioenergy supplies over 1000 tons of Compressed Biogas to AG&P Pratham in just 5 monthsJune 11, 2024
Southeast Asia's Most Advanced Luxury Postpartum Centre Re'Joy Suites Opens in SingaporeJune 11, 2024
Poor Muscle Health in Obesity Can be A Major Risk Factor for Early DeathJune 11, 2024
Machine Learning Uncovers How Organ Ageing Impacts Health and LongevityJune 11, 2024
Why Education is Essential for Health and LongevityJune 11, 2024
New Study Reveals Antidepressant Withdrawal Symptoms Less Common but Still SignificantJune 10, 2024
Why Lowering Salt Intake Might Help Your Skin: Key Findings from UCSF StudyJune 10, 2024
Exploring AI's Potential: I&B Ministry's Seminar on Jobs and Healthcare AdvancementsJune 10, 2024
Deeply saddened by the passing away of Sri Ramoji Rao GaruJune 08, 2024
Surmandal and Telangana Tourism to present Hindustani Classical recital at JNAFAUJune 08, 2024
Join CA Rahul Malodia in Rajkot for the ‘Vyapari to CEO’ Transformational WorkshopJune 08, 2024
Right diagnostic test and right treatment at the right time can prevent antimicrobial resistanceJune 08, 2024
Harnessing the Power of Yoga: I&B Ministry's Campaign for International Day of Yoga 2024June 08, 2024
Guarding Little Minds: Omega-3 Emulsion Shields Newborn BrainsJune 08, 2024
Laughter-Induced Syncope: When a Chuckle Turns SeriousJune 08, 2024
Latest Research Highlights The Role of Liver Glucose Production in Type 2 DiabetesJune 08, 2024
Ayushman Bharat Expansion: Bihar's Ambitious Health Card InitiativeJune 08, 2024
Nashik Hosts Successful ‘Frontiers In Onco-Surgery’ Conference At HCGMCC, Drawing Oncologists NationwideJune 07, 2024