Skin: Atopic Dermatitis

It is a clinical condition characterized by red, dry and cracked skin with intense itching. It is a relapsing, non-contagious and long lasting skin disorder. It is usually seen in babies and children and may persist in adults. It mostly affects back of knees, inside of elbows, in and around eyes, side of neck and in advance condition the whole body involves. It is also known as atopic eczema. The word atopic stands for sensitivity to allergens.

Causes:

Not known properly. Due to individual susceptibility. Stress and other emotional disorders can worsen atopic dermatitis, but they don't cause it.




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