What is Atopic Dermatitis?
Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. Atopic Dermatitis is the most common form of Atopic Eczema and a condition shared amongst 18 million Americans. Though the exact cause of Atopic Dermatitis is unknown, researchers have correlated this skin problem to a combination of genetics, allergens, and environmental factors. Researchers have also found it is very common for people with Asthma and/or Hay Fever to develop Atopic Dermatitis.
The skin condition tends to form within the first six months of a baby’s life and is most common in children, though anyone can develop this form of Eczema at any point. It is usually long-lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically.