The symptoms of atopic dermatitis mostly affect the cheeks, arms and legs, though these can appear on any part of the body. Typical symptoms include:
If the skin gets infected, a yellow crust or small pus-filled bumps may appear. Scratching may make the skin thicker over time.
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic or long-term disease. Its symptoms may take a few days to weeks to go away, but usually return following a trigger (a substance or condition that causes atopic dermatitis to flare up). Patients typically experience periods of minor or no symptoms followed by periods with severe symptoms (flare-ups).
In patients with darker skin tones, redness may not be as visible and may appear reddish-blue or purple instead of red. Scaling, skin thickening and changes in skin color are more noticeable in patients with darker complexion.
Consult your dermatologist for more information on atopic dermatitis and its symptoms.
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Reference: https://www.eczema-care.asia/en-gb. Accessed 18 April 2022
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