Atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema that usually appears in childhood (however, it can less commonly appear in adulthood). Studies have shown that genetics may play a role in causing atopic dermatitis. Patients with atopic dermatitis usually have family members with eczema, asthma or hay fever.
Infants (0-2 years):
Children (2 years +):
Atopic dermatitis cannot be fully cured but it can be controlled with certain treatments and lifestyle modifications. Some kids with atopic dermatitis will grow out of it. Treatments include:
Learn more at the American Academy of Dermatology: AAD Atopic dermatitis
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