SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ATOPIC DERMATITIS
Infant, children and adults have a different look of atopic dermatitis (AD). You will see the following signs and feel the following symptoms if you have AD.
Signs and symptoms of AD in:
This disease usually begins at about 2 or three months after a baby is born. On the baby’s body, you may notice the following.
- Having a sudden rash:
- Gives the skin a dry, scaly and itchy feeling
- Makes scalp to form on the face or affected part of the skin
- May bubble, ooze and send out fluids
- Cause periodical itching
- Always rubbing their skin against the bedding, carpeting, or any other available item to help them relieve the itch
- Find it difficult to sleep
- Have skin infections from the constant rubbing and scratching.
AD can occur in many parts of the skin, but the diaper region is not one of them. This region is always moist, and that is not a good place for AD to occur.
Children between the age of 2 and puberty usually have the following signs and symptoms for AD:
- A sudden rash that may make the knee and elbow to crease. They may also see AD showing up on their ankles, wrists, neck or their buttocks and legs.
- Scaly patches which itch at the location of the rash.
After some time, AD can make the affected skin
- Look fairer or darker
- Develop some bumps which may look like goosebumps which do not go away
- Look thick and leathery. This is the skin’s way of protecting itself from constant scratching
- Itches frequently
- Develops knots on the thickened area.
Dermatologists London call the thickened skin lichenification. This is another word for thickened skin.