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.