If you suffer from atopic dermatitis, you know how irritating – and even painful- it is. Yet, you don’t have to live always suffering because this condition can be managed and controlled. There are millions of people around the World that have this type of dermatitis and it is commonly known as eczema.
Atopic dermatitis seems to have its origin on a genetic predisposition, and it poses no threat to your life nor is contagious. In the majority of cases, the triggers are allergens or food.
Although it has a greater occurrence on babies, atopic dermatitis can be present throughout the life of a person with episodes called “flare-ups”. The symptoms can vary in intensity and they are different in different people. For a doctor, it is easier to identify this condition in children, because in adults it can be easily mistaken for psoriasis.
How to Prevent Atopic Dermatitis
Sufferers from atopic dermatitis really have to suffer a torture at times – just ask anyone suffering from it! It is important to know how to find relief and prevent the “flare-ups”, because this condition is not curable yet.
The first step to effectively treat atopic dermatitis, is learning about what triggers the skin inflammation, maybe is an irritant, maybe is a food, the complicated thing about this is that the trigger varies from patient to patient. According to some studies, there are trigger-foods present in many atopic dermatitis cases: nuts, milk and wheat.
Finally, we know that the environment can also influence the appearance of this condition, places where there is a lot of smoke and dust, seem to trigger flare-ups. If you have an animal allergy, you will have a skin reaction when a cat or dog is nearby, in these cases you should stay away from the animal.
As you see there can be different triggers for the rash, you may need to do some trials and testing in order to determine your won specific trigger.