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Atopic Dermatitis: Overview

Atopic Dermatitis

A skin condition that makes skin red, very itchy, and dry is generally known as atopic dermatitis. It is a disease of the eczema family and is generally genetically inherited. The word 'atopic' signifies a hereditary condition that causes extreme allergic reaction. That allergen can be any, including food or stress. We will look at the trigger factors later. Atopic dermatitis can strike at any age, but it mostly affects the sufferers during infancy and generally decreases as one ages. Two other conditions- hay fever and asthma are closely related to atopic dermatitis. If you look at the history of the sufferer, you may find a person in the family suffering from any of these three conditions. It can occur on any place on the body, though the face and neck regions are common. This is not a contagious disease, but is caused by the unnatural response of body to some triggers. There is no known cure of atopic dermatitis, though it can be managed well. Browse the various links here and know more about Atopic Dermatitis.

Article created on: June 21, 2006

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