Severe Atopic Dermatitis

What is Severe Atopic Dermatitis?

Severe Atopic Dermatitis, also known as Atopic Eczema, is a long-term chronic skin condition that results in dry, itchy, and inflamed skin. Atopic Dermatitis is caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors, and often looks very similar to other skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, psoriasis, or scabies. Severe Atopic Dermatitis usually begins during infancy and can continue throughout life, although symptoms may become less intense as the child gets older.

Signs and Symptoms of Severe Atopic Dermatitis

A person with Severe Atopic Dermatitis may experience a number of signs and symptoms, including:

  • Dry, red, and itchy skin
  • Dark patches or areas of discoloration
  • Thickened or scaly skin
  • Cracks or blisters on the skin
  • Painful and/or intense itching
  • Leathery or scaly texture of the skin
  • Inflammation

Causes of Severe Atopic Dermatitis

The exact cause of Severe Atopic Dermatitis is not known, but it has been linked to certain factors such as genetics, allergies, environmental triggers, and stress. It is also thought that a malfunctioning immune system can lead to the development of Atopic Dermatitis, as well as an abnormal skin barrier that allows irritants and allergens to penetrate the skin and cause inflammation.

Treatment of Severe Atopic Dermatitis

There is no cure for Severe Atopic Dermatitis, but it can be managed with lifestyle changes and medications such as anti-inflammatory creams, immunosuppressants, and corticosteroids. Other treatments that may help include phototherapy, stress reduction, and avoiding potential triggers. In addition, lifestyle changes such as avoiding certain foods, drinking plenty of water, and maintaining good hygiene can help manage symptoms of Severe Atopic Dermatitis.