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ATOPIC ECZEMA

atopic eczema

Atopic eczema is a type of eczema which is inflammation of the skin. It is very common with children of 3 months of age and persists till 5-7 years of age. It aggravates every winter/ during any illness.

The common causes include genetic and environmental factors.

The symptoms of Atopic eczema are as under:

  • Dry and scaly skin
  • Rashes on the face, around the neck, wrists and front of the elbows.
  • Skin infections caused due to scratching.

Treatment:

The treatment includes:

  • Avoidance of exposure to external plants and insect bites which may lead to skin infection.
  • Avoid usage of pollen (woollen, synthetic) fabrics, animal dander and fur.
  • Usage of skin creams or ointments that control swelling and lower allergic reactions
  • Oral antihistamines / topical steroids in severe cases.

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