Atopic dermatitis, often called eczema, is typically seen more in young babies and children than adults; however, the disease may afflict adults as well. "Dermatitis" is the term used for any swelling of the skin, and "atopic" signifies a predisposition to have an allergic, hypersensitivity reaction.
As a chronic and bothersome condition, atopic dermatitis makes the skin red and itchy — and generally lasts for long periods of time — during which it clears, but inevitably flares up again. It is not something you can transmit to another person, or catch from anyone.
Eczema can cause different symptoms from case to case, so people are best individually diagnosed by a doctor. In addition, certain substances and allergens can be irritating to the condition depending on the person. Treating atopic dermatitis can include the use of skin ointments, antibiotics, antihistamines, immune suppressants, and light therapy.
Research into atopic dermatitis focuses on finding drugs to improve symptoms or even cure the condition. Because there is no known cause of atopic dermatitis, ongoing research in genetics, immune factors, and medication is crucial. Clinical trials are a necessary part of any medical research, including atopic dermatitis treatment.
If you suffer from atopic dermatitis, you might be eligible to volunteer for a clinical trial in your area. Participants may receive compensation for time and travel. To see if you or someone you know may qualify, please contact us at 614-501-6164 or complete our online volunteer form.
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