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WHAT IS ATOPIC DERMATITIS?

Characterized by irritated, inflamed, itchy patches of skin, the diagnosis of atopic dermatitis is frequently used interchangeably with the identification of eczema. Estimates suggest that between 10 to 20 percent of the world’s population suffers from atopic dermatitis. Anyone with asthma, allergies, or a family history of eczema-like conditions may have an increased risk of developing atopic dermatitis. You can’t catch atopic dermatitis from somebody else.

Our group of board-certified Dermatologists at Revivify Medspa and Dermatology in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, directed by Doctor Denise Guevara, D.O, is devoted to treating your Atopic Dermatitis in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale.

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ATOPIC DERMATITIS CAUSES

Thought of as a skin sensitivity or allergy, atopic dermatitis does not have any particular cause. Atopic dermatitis is related to how your immune system reacts to contact with allergens and germs. Genetics and environmental factors appear to play a part in the development of atopic dermatitis. Certain things can cause a flare up of this condition including climate, fever, irritants, stress and disease. Most cases of atopic dermatitis develop during the first year of life, and several resolve themselves from 18 to 24 months. Some people today live with continuous cycles of remission and recurrence during their lifetime.

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ATOPIC DERMATITIS SYMPTOMS

With atopic dermatitis, the skin typically develops itchy patches and inflammation that results in swelling, redness, cracking, crusting, scaling and crying. Usually atopic dermatitis appears on the face, wrists, hands, folds of the arms and the back of the knees. The itchiness and inflammation frequently cause scratching which worsens the condition of the skin. If you are experiencing symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis, please schedule a free consultation with the Board Certified Dermatologists at Revivify Medspa and Dermatology in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale.

ATOPIC DERMATITIS TREATMENT OPTIONS

Although no cure exists for atopic dermatitis, various therapies can help manage the symptoms. Frequently doctors recommend moisturizers to decrease dryness, antihistamines to decrease itching, corticosteroids to control inflammation and immune modulators to curb the skin’s reaction. If a secondary disease develops due to cracking or scratching, your doctor will prescribe a topical or oral medication to solve the matter.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

What Is Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis, most commonly referred to as Eczema, is a dry skin condition that makes your skin itchy and red. In more severe cases, your skin can become crusty and can bleed or split open.

Who Is Likely to Get Eczema?

Eczema begins before a person is five years old, and for many people, it lasts well into adulthood. The exact reason certain people develop eczema isn’t known, but research points to a number of possible factors, such as genetics and immune system deficiencies.

What are the Symptoms of Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)?

Each individual's eczema symptoms may vary one to the other, but traditionally involves itchy skin that may be become swollen, tender and irritated from scratching. Some experience dry, scaly patches of thickened skin, while others may encounter raised fluid filled bumps that leak fluid when scratched.

What Causes Eczema Flare-Ups?

Many people find that increased stress levels can bring on eczema flare-ups. Some also find that changes in environmental conditions, such as increases in temperature or humidity, can cause your eczema to suddenly worsen.

Is Eczema Curable?

At this time there is no known cure for eczema, however there are several things you can do to help prevent flare-ups. Try to keep your stress levels low, develop and stick to a good skin care regimen to keep your skin comfortable and healthy, and see your Revivify Dermatologist regularly to discuss other treatments to help your skin feel and look its best.