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What is Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic Dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation and itching. The condition will flare up and then go away seemingly unpredictably. Although there is no cure, the symptoms may be treated by medication and moisturizers.
Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis
Causes of Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is a genetic condition that makes your skin more prone to irritation. People with known allergies are diagnosed with it more often, and the condition may follow exposure to the substances that they are allergic to.
It has been discovered that some people suffer from this condition as a result of histamine intolerance. Getting rid of the histamine from their diet cures them.
Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis
It is possible to treat the condition by applying a corticosteroid to the affected areas. Keeping your skin moisturized through the use of creams also helps it heal. Antihistamines can alleviate the itching.
A histamine free diet that excludes cheeses, cured meats, alcohol, and other fermented foods may help prevent the condition from flaring up.
Home Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis
Cold compresses applied to the site of the reaction and cool baths can help relieve symptoms as well as hydrate the skin for better healing.