What Is Atopic Dermatitis?

Q:
What is atopic dermatitis?

A:
Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. It often appears as a red, itchy rash on cheeks, arms, legs and other parts of body.

Atopic dermatitis always begins in childhood. Although it is quite common, is may be severe and last for a long time. More than 18 million American adults have atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis often disappears when a child grows up, but some people still have flares when they become adults.

If you have atopic dermatitis, you had better consult your doctor. Your doctor will help you find a way to ease it, although atopic dermatitis can not be cured.

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