Atopic Dermatitis in Children

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Atopic dermatitis – recently inherited a fairly common and, in rare cases acquired the disease. If you like dermatitis sick or hurt before both parents, then with probability greater than eighty percent of the disease will be exposed and their child. Moreover, in recent years carriers of the disease are both family trust). This suggests that the disease is becoming more and more prevalent in the world. More than ninety percent of people diagnosed with the disease during the first few years of life (usually 5 years).

During the maturation of human symptoms may disappear or become less obvious, but the majority of sick people manifestations of the disease persist throughout life. Medical studies have shown that the development of such diseases as atopic dermatitis, often accompanied by the occurrence of allergic diseases or asthma.

Is it dermatitis?

The main symptoms of the disease include:

Constant dryness of the skin;

Inflammation of the skin, often accompanied by itching;

In some areas of the skin may cause swelling, spots, scales;

The diagnosis of “atopic dermatitis” is more likely if the immediate family there are diseases such as allergic rhinitis or asthma.

The only way to 100% diagnosis – consult your doctor who will determine whether the sick child with atopic dermatitis. But even if you have been diagnosed, do not worry – the right treatment, modern drugs and diagnostic methods allow you to control the disease.

Manifestations of atopic dermatitis

The most vulnerable to the manifestation of symptoms sensitive skin areas, namely:




Antecubital fossa


In these areas a very high risk of atrophy and deformation of the skin with possible wrong selected treatment of the disease.

During acute illness there is a clear tendency for secondary lesions of the same body part, but it should be noted that as the child gets older manifestations of atopic dermatitis symptoms can vary.

In very young children, signs of illness in most cases appear on the face, elbows or knees.

In older children and adults, the rash often appears in places such as popliteal region, the inner surface of the elbow, the lateral surface of the neck, wrists, ankles, hands and face.


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