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Atopic Dermatitis

1.Derm+AtAD -Adult, Adolescence/(Mid-teen)

-Clearing away the heat-evil and excreting wetness, Dispelling wind-evil and stopping itching


2.Derm+AtIF -Infant

  • No.1:Clearing away heat and toxic materials, Strengthen spleen to remove dampness
  • No.2:Strengthen spleen and benefiting Qi, Nourishing yin and blood

3.Derm+AtOC -Older child

- Clearing away the heat-evil and excreting wetness, Resolving wind-evil to stop itching

Atopic dermatitis (AD; a type of eczema) is an inflammatory, chronically relapsing, non-contagious and pruritic skin disorder. It has been given names like "prurigo Besnier," "neurodermitis," "endogenous eczema," "flexural eczema," "infantile eczema," and "prurigo diathésique".

     Atopic dermatitis                         A child AD          AD of the anterior flextural crease of the elbow

     *Pattern of atopic eczema varies with age

Characteristics

The skin of a patient with atopic dermatitis reacts abnormally and easily to irritants, food, and environmental allergens and becomes red, flaky and very itchy. It also becomes vulnerable to surface infections caused by bacteria. The skin on the flexural surfaces of the joints (for example inner sides of elbows and knees) are the most commonly affected regions in people.

Atopic dermatitis often occurs together with other atopic diseases like hay fever, asthma and allergic conjunctivitis. It is a familial and chronic disease and its symptoms can increase or disappear over time. Atopic dermatitis in older children and adults is often confused with psoriasis. Atopic dermatitis afflicts humans, particularly young children; it is also a well-characterized disease in domestic dogs.

Atopic dermatitis most often begins in childhood before age 5 and may persist into adulthood. For some, it flares periodically and then subsides for a time, even up to several years. Yet, it is estimated that 75% of the cases of atopic dermatitis improve by the time children reach adolescence, whereas 25% continue to have difficulties with the condition through adulthood

Atopic dermatitis:From Wikipedia,

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