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Atopic dermatitis 1

Atopic dermatitis 1: Introduction

Atopic dermatitis 1: Atopic dermatitis is a skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation and itching. Dry, red, itchy patches of skin tend to develop most often in the folds of the arms and knees, wrists, face and hands. Atopic dermatitis often runs in a family which means that a genetic anomaly may increase a person's susceptibility to developing the skin condition. Type 1 is linked to a defect on chromosome 3q21. The genetic anomaly means that the patient is more susceptible to developing atopic dermatitis. The condition is often associated with hay fever and asthma. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Atopic dermatitis 1 is available below.

Symptoms of Atopic dermatitis 1

  • Increased serum IgE
  • Dry flaky patches of skin
  • Red patches of skin
  • Itchy patches of skin
  • Patches of reduced skin pigmentation
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Atopic dermatitis 1

  • Identify and avoid contact with irritants or triggers where possible. Consider use of gloves etc
  • Bathe in tepid water using a PH neutral soap or soap substitute. Avoid prolonged bathing
  • Soaking baths with bath oil or colloidal oatmeal for moderate to severe disease or disease flares
  • Moisturise promptly after bathing. Non - perfumed products are preferred
  • Wet compresses - aluminium acetate or potassium permanganate for infected eczema, or tap water after emollient and/or topical steroids for 15-60 minutes to increase benefits of topical therapy
  • more treatments...»

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