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Atopic Dermatitis

   

The word atopic means a tendency to develop allergy condition while dermatitis means swelling of the skin. This shows that atopic dermatitis is a long-term skin disease. no concrete source of atopic dermatitis is known but genetic and environmental factors may be the causes.

Symptoms:

The most common symptoms of atopic dermatitis are:

  • Dry and itchy skin
  • Rashes on the face, inside the elbows, behind the knees, and on the hands and feet.

Scratching:

As the skin goes dry and begins to itch, it becomes impossible not to scratch. This scratching worsens the problem at hand and the following things happen because of it

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Cracking
  • Crusting
  • Thick skin
  • Scaling.

Apart from all these the skin can be infected as the germs get into the skin through nails.

Irritants:

Irritants are the things that irritate the skin. They also flair up ongoing skin condition.

  • Woolen fabrics
  • Soaps and cleaners
  • Perfumes and makeup
  • Chlorine, mineral oil, or solvents
  • Dust or sand
  • Cigarette smoke.

Allergens:

Allergens are those substances that cause allergy. Allergies can also worsen your existing skin condition.

  • Eggs, peanuts, milk, soy products, fish, , and wheat
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Dog or cat dander

Stress and anger can also help your dermatitis to flourish, so stress releasing exercises can help tackle these problems better.