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is the most common form of . It’s a disease characterized by under the skin. It makes the skin itchy, red, and painful. Just because your skin is clear on the outside doesn't mean that the under your skin is not there all the time.
Remember to always speak with your healthcare provider about your treatment options.
Atopic Dermatitis Diagnosis
You are not alone
Your doctor may use several methods to diagnose your , including where a rash is located on the body, how much of the body is affected, and whether the redness, swelling, and itch are mild, moderate, or severe to you. You may hear your doctor mention methods that include the Area and Severity Index (EASI) score and the Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) score.
EASI assesses what parts of your body are affected and the severity of the in each of those body locations. The IGA uses your doctor’s subjective opinion to make an overall global assessment of the severity of your condition.
can also affect you emotionally. You may feel alone at times, but there are millions of people who may be living with similar physical and mental symptoms related to . affects more than 18 million adults and 9.6 million children in the US.
Here you can read about their stories and find useful tips and tools to navigating life with .
What triggers atopic dermatitis?
is a complex, disease. It is unclear what triggers ; however, it can run in families, meaning that if you have it, your child may be more likely to develop it as well.
often begins in early childhood and can be triggered or affected by many factors such as environment, stress, and lifestyle.
Food Allergies More Prevalent in Skin-Scratching Atopic Dermatitis Patients
New research explores the connection between scratching the skin and intestinal changes in patients with . Research conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital suggests that giving in to the urge to scratch may lead to food allergies in patients with . Read about the study by clicking the link below.
Eczema & Food Allergies in Kids: How Are They Related, What Should You Do?
While for some children symptoms may come and go, others may also develop allergic conditions such as hay fever or asthma. Children with are more likely to develop food allergies. Read more to understand how a child’s and allergies can be related, and what caretakers can do to help.
Probiotic Treatment Through 6 Months of Age Helps Prevent Atopic Dermatitis in Infants
Infants who received probiotics through 6 months of age had a significantly lower incidence of compared with infants who did not receive probiotics, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. The rate of has increased worldwide in recent years, with a prevalence of 10% to 20% in children, according to Lin Li, MD, and colleagues.
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