Atopic dermatitis commonly called atopic eczema or eczema is a skin disorder resulting in red and inflamed skin, often itchy and painfully. Atopic dermatitis is not contagious, and is partially genetic in origin, though it involves immune system problems. People with eczema often get scabby, dry skin that cover the body. They can be splotchy lesions that can crack, ooze, and become infected, and it is a generally unpleasant affliction.
How is Atopic Dermatitis Treated?
Treatment involves steroid creams, daily bathing, steroids and itch medication, as well as avoiding skin irritants. Antibiotics may also prove useful if infected.
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