Atopic dermatitis which is also called eczema, is a common condition that causes itchy, dry, and inflamed skin. There are several types of eczema. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type. Other types of eczema include contact dermatitis and stasis dermatitis.
Atopic dermatitis usually begins in childhood but can start at any age. It often appears between 2 months and 5 years of age. While most people develop atopic dermatitis by 5 years of age, this condition can also start during puberty or later. If your baby has a lighter skin tone, you may see a pink or red rash with bumps and swollen skin that may ooze or crust.. Babies with darker skin tones are more likely to develop small bumps, extremely dry skin, and dark brown, gray, or purple skin where they have atopic dermatitis..
A dermatologist has the expertise in helping their patients reduce flare-ups and feel more comfortable. While there is no cure, most cases can be controlled with a customized skin care plan, which may include moisturizers, prescription medications, and strategies to eliminate triggers. To benefit from this treatment plan it’s essential that you stick to it, follow the recommended skin care and use medication as instructed.