WHAT IS ATOPIC DERMATITIS?
Atopic dermatitis also called AD is the most common type of eczema. It appears as a red, itchy rash normally on the cheeks, arms, and legs. Atopic dermatitis exists with two other allergic conditions; asthma and/or hay fever or who have family members who do, are more likely to develop AD.
WHAT CAUSES ATOPIC DERMATITIS?
A combination of genetics and environmental factors are involved. When something triggers the immune system, the skin cells don’t behave like they should, causing the skin to flare up. Atopic dermatitis is not contagious. You or Your child cannot “catch” it from another person, or give it someone else.
WHAT DOES ATOPIC DERMATITIS LOOK LIKE?
WHAT CAN MAKE ATOPIC DERMATITIS WORSE?
GENERAL TIPS TO HELP KEEP THE SKIN SOFT:
TREATMENT FOR ATOPIC DERMATITIS:
Depending on the severity of symptoms, atopic dermatitis can be treated with topical medications that are applied to the skin: phototherapy, a form of light treatment immunosuppressant that broadly curbs the immune system: the biologics therapy that targets specific areas of the immune system.
VASCULAR BIRTHMARKS –
WHAT ARE VASCULAR BIRTHMARKS?
Many babies are born with “birthmarks” or they develop them after a few weeks of life, They vary from colour, size & shape they are nothing but an increased number of blood vessels in the skin.
WHAT CAUSES VASCULAR BIRTHMARKS?
The causes are not known, They are not inherited and neither are they contagious.
WHAT DO VASCULAR BIRTHMARKS LOOK LIFE?
The most common types are the ones that look like flat stains which may vary from pink to red to hemangiomas, and port wine stains,
These are a type of birthmark that may appear anywhere on the body as light red. Flat marks, Muscular stains are the most common type of vascular (developing from blood vessels).
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