Atopic Dermatitis Pictures And Facts

Atopic dermatitis pictures show various forms this condition may take. Some of them can be quite frightening, but cases don't usually become that severe unless the condition goes untreated or is treated improperly.

atopic dermatitis pictures

It is quite common for babies to have atopic dermatitis or eczema. When it affects a person in their infancy, it usually improves as they get older.

Children and adults who have experienced eczema or dermatitis do tend to have more sensitive skin than others. It doesn't necessarily mean they will have skin problems, but there is a possibility of triggering a recurrence.

Babies will often have red, rough, scaly, or bumpy patches on their face and neck or around their joints, like elbows, knees, wrists, ankles, and groin area.

Most infant atopic dermatitis pictures show these characteristics, but of course they can't show how incredibly itchy it is for them. Babies with eczema symptoms can be very irritable and who can blame them?

Adults suffering from atopic dermatitis may be slightly less irritable, only because they can better understand the problem.

Still, they sometimes don't have a very good understanding of what causes their flare-ups, so adults with dermatitis may not really be treating the root of their condition.

Treating The Symptoms

There are numerous drugs that doctors sometimes prescribe for many different types of dermatitis. The common medical treatments tend to include:

  • corticosteroids
  • antibiotics
  • antihistamines
  • immune reaction suppressors
  • antifungals
  • calcineurin inhibitors

Some of these treatments can be discontinued after symptoms disappear, while others must be continued indefinitely to prevent outbreaks.

All of them have various adverse side effects and most are decreasingly effective the more you use them.

Treatment can be an incredibly difficult decision when your child is the one who must be treated. It's not easy to watch your helpless baby suffer with skin problems, especially if it becomes as severe as the more graphic atopic dermatitis pictures.

Parents shouldn't feel rushed to accept pharmaceutical treatments without first trying alternatives that come with fewer risks.

There are several natural treatments for eczema and dermatitis, which have helped many people alleviate symptoms naturally and avoid repeated medication.

  • cold compress
  • aloe vera
  • coconut oil
  • vitamin E
  • cod liver oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • tea tree oil

Any of these can be applied to the affected area of skin and are not likely to cause an adverse reaction.

You can use the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database to check for safety concerns before using a product to treat dermatitis. You can also look up the products you typically use and determine whether they are safe or not.

It may be surprising to learn how many baby products and hypoallergenic cosmetics are not as gentle as they claim to be.

Treating The Cause

There are many possible causes and contributing factors to the development and recurrence of eczema and other types of dermatitis.

Some of the most severe cases shown in many atopic dermatitis pictures are almost undoubtedly a result of repeatedly treating the symptoms with drugs. Doing so often causes symptoms to recur worse than they were previously.

These skin conditions are likely an immune response to allergens and irritants. You need to avoid triggering a reaction as much as you can.

Generally, triggers might include:

  • hygiene products
  • household cleaning products and detergents
  • food allergies
  • medications
  • weather changes
  • environmental pollutants

Some of these, like environmental pollution and weather, are beyond your control. Reducing other triggers can still be effective in preventing flare-ups.

You can stop using your usual hygiene and cleaning products for a couple weeks to see if that improves your condition. If you do have positive results, you can slowly begin to try using them one at a time to determine which ones are safe for you.

If you're on prescription medications and you suspect they may have something to do with it, discuss changes with your doctor.

Diet plays a huge role in your overall health and especially the health of your skin. Sometimes milk products and foods containing gluten are suspected of contributing to various skin problems, many people report positive results when they remove these things from their diet.

It can be difficult to make changes in an infant's diet. Mothers who are breastfeeding can make changes in their own diet and see if the baby's condition improves. Formula-fed babies can be given a different kind of formula.

It's a very good idea to take your own atopic dermatitis pictures regularly and keep record of the changes you make. This will simplify the process of figuring out what's causing your skin condition.

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