Eczema (Atopic dermatitis)

What is Atopic Dermatitis? Skin of patients with atopic dermatitis does not regulate body temperature normally. There may be abnormal sweating and abnormal blood vessel responses--the opening and closing of these vessels in the skin. This means that your child may not react as you would expect with changes in room temperature. He or she may be "cold natured" or "hot natured". They may sweat very little. Since intact skin is also important in holding body fluid, your child may lose extra fluid (simply by evaporation) when he is severely affected. You might note increased drinking of fluids. These problems...
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How is eczema cured?

At present, eczema can not be cured, but it can usually be managed so that your child can play and live comfortably.  The condition is often "outgrown" though not by age 2-3 as is often thought.  Statistics suggest that approximately 50% of children will completely lose their eczema, and 40% will have only minor, localized or occasional skin lesions.  The remaining 10%, however, will continue to have a major problem with eczema in adulthood. The location of the rash on your child may change with age.  In infants it is located mostly on the face, abdomen, and parts of the...
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