Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked. Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. But it may also develop for the first time in adults.
What is good for atopic skin?
Lifestyle and home remediesMoisturize your skin at least twice a day. Apply an anti-itch cream to the affected area. Take an oral allergy or anti-itch medication. Dont scratch. Apply bandages. Take a warm bath. Choose mild soaps without dyes or perfumes. Use a humidifier. •12 Jun 2020
Is eczema and atopic dermatitis the same?
Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis. Eczema is often very itchy. When you scratch it, your skin becomes red and inflamed (puffy).
Can atopic eczema be cured?
Theres no cure, but many children find their symptoms naturally improve as they get older. The main treatments for atopic eczema are: emollients (moisturisers) – used every day to stop the skin becoming dry. topical corticosteroids – creams and ointments used to reduce swelling and redness during flare-ups.