The Truth About Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is linked to both genetic causes and environmental agents. When something outside the body "triggers" the immune system, the skin cells flare up and become dry, itchy and inflamed. Dermatitis – literal meaning: skin inflammation – is another word for eczema.
We know that children who come from families with a history of atopic dermatitis, asthma, or hay fever (aka the atopic triad) are more likely to develop atopic dermatitis.
Assessment & Treatment of Eczema
There is not one test that is considered the gold standard when it comes to evaluating your child's eczema. Eczema looks and acts differently in infants and toddlers than it does in older children. The location and appearance of eczema changes as they grow, so it’s important to know what to look for during every stage of your infant or toddler’s life. The best way to manage your child’s eczema is by getting to know their symptoms and triggers so that you can help keep it under control.
Consult with us to develop a care plan that will help you understand the tips and tricks with managing your child's eczema.