Could it be Atopic Dermatitis?

Once upon a time, atopic dermatitis started off as a small rash, or an itchy spot that appeared on you or your loved one's skin. The rash might have spread, or the itching may have intensified. Questions running through your head might have been...

"What is happening to my skin?"
"What could the cause be?"
"Why am I SO itchy?!"
"Why me?"
"How do I make it STOP?!"

Questions like these might lead to seeking or receiving an atopic dermatitis or eczema diagnosis. What were the questions you had running through your head? In this month's spotlight, we'd like to hear about your diagnosis journey and answer questions for those who might still be wondering...could it be atopic dermatitis?

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Below are some articles that answer some common questions about atopic dermatitis.

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Atopic Eczema
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Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition and is the most common type of eczema. It is also known as atopic eczema...READ MORE

How is Atopic Dermatitis Diagnosed?
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A diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (AD) is made based on features seen on a physical exam. A general practitioner, like a pediatrician or other primary care provider, may make the diagnosis, or a dermatologist who specializes in skin conditions, may provide the diagnosis...READ MORE

What Are Different Types of Dermatitis?
By Editorial Team
Dermatitis is a general term that means inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis is also commonly referred to as eczema, which is also a general term for skin inflammation...READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis?
By Editorial Team - August 3, 2017
Atopic dermatitis (AD) and psoriasis are both conditions that affect the skin, and they both tend to run in families. However, there are differences between the two conditions, and proper diagnosis is important to receive the right treatment and manage symptoms...READ MORE

Image Gallery - Atopic Dermatitis in Adults
By Editorial Team
What does atopic dermatitis look like? Images of the various symptoms, affected areas and types of dermatitis might be helpful in identifying the skin issue you might be experiencing...READ MORE

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