A common, often long-lasting skin disease that affects a large percentage of the world’s population. The cause of atopic dermatitis isn’t clear, but believed to involve genetics and immune system dysfunction. It affects the skin’s ability to hold moisture, the skin becomes dry, cracked, itchy, red blotches, swollen, and easily irritated. Most people who have atopic dermatitis have a personal or family history of allergies such as hay fever or asthma.
Although atopic dermatitis can occur in any age, most often it affects infants and young children. Multiple factors can trigger or worsen Atopic Dermatitis: exposure to chemicals, frequent hand washing , soaps and detergents, also climate such as low humidity, seasonal allergies, and cold weather.