Atopic Dermatitis : Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment | Pediatric Oncall
Last Updated : 1/5/2011
Ira Shah
What the symptoms of atopic dermatitis?
Children with atopic dermatitis tend to have a dry, lustreless skin. Lesions tend to be very itchy and it is worse in the night. The skin appears red and inflamed. Scratching can lead to splitting of the skin which may then start oozing and become secondarily infected. Overtime skin areas that are affected become dark and thick. In children common areas affected are cheeks, forehead, scalp, neck and limbs especially back of elbow and back of knees.

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Ira Shah
Consultant Pediatrician, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India

First Created : 1/17/2001
Last Updated : 1/5/2011


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