If you deal with flares of itchy, irritated skin, you have a lot of company. Up to 7% of American adults have atopic dermatitis. This condition, also known as eczema, causes uncomfortable rashes in response to various triggers. Treating atopic dermatitis can help control flare-ups and make life more comfortable.
What is Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a condition that causes itchy, uncomfortable rashes. While science has not determined the cause of this condition, several factors play a role. These include:
- An immune system overreaction to an irritant
- Problems with your skin’s natural barrier
- A family or personal history of asthma or allergies
Eczema flares often happen in response to triggers. These include many household products, heat or cold, fabrics, and allergens. Your New York Skin & Vein Center team has the experience to help you manage your atopic dermatitis, so you have fewer, less severe symptoms.