Topic dermatitis is a condition characterized by red and itchy skin. Although it’s more prevalent in children, it can affect patients of any age.

You’re more likely to have atopic dermatitis if your family has a history of eczema, asthma, allergies, and hay fever.

Although symptoms vary between patients, common traits include dry, scaly, bumpy, swollen, and sensitive skin.

Atopic dermatitis is often treated by moisturising twice daily. Bath oils, sprays, lotions, and ointments may be beneficial. Children may need to use it before school and before bed.

Corticosteroid cream prescriptions have strict application guidelines because overuse may result in adverse side effects, such as thinning skin.

Your treatment may also include oral antibiotics or cream if the patient has a bacterial infection.

Initial dosage is four 150 mg subcutaneous injections. Next, inject 300 mg every two weeks. If you're under 220 pounds and clear in 16 weeks, take an extra 300 mg per month.

Most patients start by consulting their primary care doctor, who may refer them to a dermatologist for specialist treatment. You can make the session constructive by providing comprehensive information about your atopic dermatitis.