Atopic dermatitis (also known as AD) is the most common type of eczema. AD is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. AD is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. It can exist with two other allergic conditions: asthma and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). People who have asthma and/or hay fever or who have family members who do, are more likely to develop Atopic Dermatitis.
No cure has been found for AD. But treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. For example, it helps to avoid harsh soaps, moisturize your skin regularly, and apply medicated creams or ointments.
Healthy skin helps retain moisture and protects you from bacteria, irritants and allergens. AD is related to a gene variation that affects the skin's ability to provide this protection. This allows your skin to be affected by environmental factors, irritants and allergens. In some children, food allergies may play a role in causing AD.
AD (eczema) signs and symptoms vary widely from person to person and include:
An estimated 10% of all people worldwide are affected by AD at some point in their life. If you or your child have been diagnosed with AD, you may be eligible to participate in a study or clinical trial for a new topical application that accelerates its resolution.
Participants may be compensated for their time and travel. To get started, find out if you qualify by calling us at 614-501-6164, or completing our online volunteer form.
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