Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis
Generally, atopic dermatitis becomes less severe in late childhood and adolescence. Children with more severe disease usually have symptoms longer and may develop other allergic diseases like hay fever or asthma.
The cause of ezcema is not completely known. It is commonly found in children with allergies and/or children with parents or siblings who have allergies. In a few children, food allergies may make atopic dermatitis worse. Atopic dermatitis is not contagious.
At the Center for Asthma and Allergic Diseases, we treat many children with atopic dermatitis through good skin care, avoidance of known allergens such as foods, and medications.
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