Eczema/ Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema also known as Atopic dermatitis is a common skin condition often describe as “the itch that rashes.” Intense itchy patches can form all over the body or in limited areas. Scratching can cause redness, swelling, cracking, “weeping” of clear liquid and scaling of the skin. Consistant scratching can cause skin damage, infection, and sleep loss.

Ten to 20 percent of chilren and 1 to 3 percent of sdults develop atopic dermatitis, making is the most common type of eczema. For 60 percent of more, atopic dermatitis begins during the first year of life and at least 80 percent have the condition before age 5. While rare atopic dermatitis can first appear at puberty or later.