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Living as an Adult with Atopic Dermatitis

Can Atopic Dermatitis Hurt?

Can Atopic Dermatitis Hurt?

Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema and while atopic dermatitis is probably most known for the intense itching it causes, it can also cause pain both physically and emotionally.... READ MORE
Which Humidifier is Right for You

Which Humidifier is Right for You

Keeping the air in your home at the right level of humidity can help prevent problems from atopic dermatitis and other skin troubles. By adding moisture back into the air, it moisturizes... READ MORE
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Hair Removal With Atopic Eczema

Hair Removal With Atopic Eczema

Atopic eczema, the most common form of eczema, causes redness, inflammation, and intense itching. Removing hair either by shaving or waxing can be especially difficult with eczema because there are so many... READ MORE
Those Challenging Skin Symptoms

Those Challenging Skin Symptoms

While atopic dermatitis (AD) can impact more than just the skin, skin symptoms are some of the most difficult aspects of the condition to manage. A look at some of the most... READ MORE
What Are Common Irritants?

What Are Common Irritants?

Atopic dermatitis (AD) damages the skin’s natural barrier, which can make it more sensitive to substances in the environment. These are collectively called irritants because of their ability to irritate the skin.... READ MORE
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Bleach Bath Basics

Bleach Bath Basics

Bleach baths can be beneficial for people with chronic atopic dermatitis (AD). AD causes breaks in the skin’s protective surface, as does scratching, and that provides an opportunity for bacteria that live... READ MORE
Symptoms - Thickened Skin (Lichenification)

Symptoms - Thickened Skin (Lichenification)

Chronic atopic dermatitis (AD) can cause patches of thickened skin. The thickened skin is also called lichenified, and the process is called lichenification. Lichenified skin may be darker or lighter than surrounding,... READ MORE
The Costs of Having Atopic Dermatitis

The Costs of Having Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as atopic eczema or eczema, is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that causes a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. A recent population-based study found... READ MORE

What Is Phototherapy?

Phototherapy is the use of light waves as a treatment. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that phototherapy be used to treat atopic dermatitis (AD) as a second-line therapy, meaning that it... READ MORE
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