Allergy (Allergies)

Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a condition commonly found in individuals with other allergic conditions (asthma and allergic rhinitis) but is not usually caused by direct allergen exposure. The rash results from a complicated inflammatory process. Common features include:

  • Dry skin associated with significant itching
  • Involvement of the face, behind the elbows, and behind knees, though the rash can occur anywhere
Reviewed on 11/26/2013

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