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Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Kids are known to develop numerous skin conditions as they grow up, most of which are temporary and can simply be allergic reactions. However, sometimes they are more serious and long-lasting such as in the case of atopic dermatitis. In order to confirm such a diagnosis, you’ll need to take your child to the doctor and/or dermatologist for a review of symptoms. However, this short overview of atopic dermatitis in children can also help give you an idea of whether or not the rash you are seeing is in fact atopic dermatitis.

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What is Atopic Dermatitis in Children?

Atopic dermatitis can occur in anyone at any age, but it is most likely to start appearing from a young age. This skin condition is fairly common and appears as a red, sometimes textured, rash on varying parts of your child’s body. It is most commonly found on the arms/legs but can be found anywhere on the body. The red rash is also itchy, but pending the age of the child, you may not notice any scratching.


There are several common symptoms of atopic dermatitis including:
  • Dry skin
  • Red patches on the body
  • Scaly texture of the skin
  • Itching - primarily at night or when in a dry environment
  • Small, raised bumps on the skin that sometimes leak fluid when cracked
  • Raw, sensitive, or swollen skin is often the result of scratching


Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is the result of a gene variation/mutation that limits the skins’ natural ability to protect itself from the environment. This lack of ability results in the skin is more sensitive to outside variers such as weather, allergens, chemicals, etc.
Most kids see flareups in their atopic dermatitis during seasonal changes when the weather is getting cooler/hotter, and allergens are popping up. Some kids also experience eczema when exposed to specific allergens such as certain trees, grass, cleaning chemicals, etc.


The only underlying risk factors that may result in the development of atopic dermatitis include:
  • Genetic history of atopic dermatitis indirect family members (parents)
  • Genetic history of allergies
  • Genetic history of asthma
  • Having a special needs child
  • Having an autoimmune disorder
Otherwise, the likelihood of developing atopic dermatitis in children is small but still possible


Atopic dermatitis is a lifelong, chronic condition. There is no cure for the skin condition, but there are numerous ways to manage it and keep it at bay.
Children with atopic dermatitis should be monitored by a dermatologist as well as taken to an allergist to be tested for allergies. Allergies can make atopic dermatitis worse and more frequent. By knowing what your child is allergic to, you can avoid such complications.
Atopic dermatitis can be managed throughout life in the following ways:
  • Avoiding allergens
  • Moisturising the skin at least twice daily
  • Using sunscreen
  • Layering up in the cold weather
  • Preventing skin from being exposed to harsh cold or hot weather
  • Using prescription-strength creams during flare-ups


Atopic Dermatitis can be a frightening skin condition if you are new to seeing/treating it. However, it is a fairly common skin condition that dermatologists are extremely used to. It is not something to fear as there are no severe side effects of the skin condition, but it is uncomfortable and irritating. The symptom should be monitored closely and if you suspect your kid may have the condition, see a dermatologist immediately. At Derma Miracle Skin & Hair Clinic, we give effective dermatitis treatment and are the best dermatology solutions in Delhi, South Delhi, Greater Kailash 1 by the best dermatitis specialist which ordinarily brings about the full end of skin inflammation manifestations and in this manner help from existing distress and aggravation.


Atopic Dermatitis in Children



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