What causes Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)?

What is Atopic dermatitis(AD) or as it is often referred to eczema ? It is a long lasting disease that causes inflammation, redness, and irritation.

Atopic  Dernatitis

No one knows exactly what causes Atopic Dermatitis; however, researchers know that changes in the protective layer of the skin can cause it to lose moisture. This can cause the skin to become dry, leading to damage and inflammation.

What causes Atopic Dermatitis.

Several triggers have been identified as contributors including environmental factors or allergens – such as cold and dry weather, dampness, and more specific things such as house dust mites, pet fur, pollen and moulds. food allergies – such as allergies to cows’ milk, eggs, peanuts, soya or wheat. certain materials worn next to the skin – such as wool and synthetic fabrics.

Can you suddenly get AD?

Adults can get any type of eczema, including atopic dermatitis (AD), which many people consider a childhood disease. When AD begins after your 18th birthday, dermatologists call it adult-onset atopic dermatitis. You’d receive this diagnosis if you never had AD before. A peak time for developing adult-onset AD is in your 50s.

Some adults who have AD had it as a child. It’s possible for AD to go away in childhood and return years later. When the AD returns, it’s often much milder.

In adults, the skin tends to be extremely dry and scaly where the AD appears.

If you’ve had AD for years, patches of your skin may be thick, leathery, and darker (or lighter) than the surrounding skin. Years of scratching causes this. The thickened skin can itch all the time.

Adults also tend to get AD on different parts of their bodies than do children. When an adult has AD, it’s most likely to form in one or more of these areas:

  • Backs of the knees
  • Crooks of the elbows
  • Back of the neck
  • Face

Adults, unlike children, often have AD around their eyes. You’ll often see thickened, darker skin circling the eyes, as shown in the picture on this page. The skin around the eyes also tends to be very itchy.

Does atopic dermatitis ever go away?

Atopic dermatitis lasts a log time. You can control it by treating it, avoiding irritants, and by keeping your skin well-moisturized. In children, the condition often starts to go away around age 5 to 6, but flare-ups will often occur. In adults, the problem is generally a long-term or returning condition.

Atopic Dermatitis can:

  • Appear anywhere on the skin
  • Be intensely itchy
  • Cause sleep loss due to the itch
  • Make you feel depressed, anxious, or both
  • Lead to skin infections
  • Increase your risk of developing asthma, hay fever, and other allergies
  • Decrease your quality of life if left untreated

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