What is atopic dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It’s common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) signs and symptoms vary widely from person to person and include:
The primary risk factor for atopic dermatitis is having a personal or family history of eczema, allergies, hay fever or asthma.
The following tips may help prevent bouts of dermatitis (flares) and minimize the drying effects of bathing:
When to see a doctor?
You need to see a doctor if you experience the below:
For Healthcare Providers:
Please use the below ICD codes:
|L20.9 Atopic dermatitis, unspecified|
|L20.89 Other atopic dermatitis|
|691.8 Other Atopic Dermatitis And Related Conditions|