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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.


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.


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 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 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.

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