Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, pruritic inflammation of the epidermis and dermis which often coexists with asthma, allergies and/or rhinitis. It commonly affects infants, children and adolescents of both sexes.
- Xeroderma (dry skin)
- Pruritus (itching)
- Intolerance to woolen fabrics
- Intolerance to detergents, cleansers etc.
Clinical examination diagnoses:
- Red, scaly plaques
- Follicular hyperkeratosis (keratosis pilaris)
- Skin fissures (cracks)
Treatment of atopic dermatitis varies on a case-by-case basis, depending on the severity of the condition: after the clinical diagnosis, the dermatologist can prescribe:
- Instructions of daily care and treatment of the atopic skin
- Topical corticosteroids
- Topical immunomodulators