Atopic Dermatitis Directory
Atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema, is a chronic skin problem that causes dry skin, intense itching, and a red, raised rash. In severe cases, the rash forms clear, fluid-filled blisters. Atopic dermatitis is more common in babies and children, although adults may develop atopic dermatitis, too. It is not clear what causes atopic dermatitis, but people who have the skin problem often have a sensitive immune system and suffer from allergies and asthma. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about atopic dermatitis, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Learn about symptoms of the various types of dermatitis.
Eczema: What Is Atopic Dermatitis?
When you have long-lasting, red, itchy rashes, it could be atopic dermatitis. What causes it? How is it treated?
Treatment When Your Eczema Gets Worse
Eczema not responding to home care? Here are some medicines and therapies that may help.
Skin Conditions in Dark Skin
WebMD explains how skin conditions such as vitiligo, eczema, and acne affect dark skin more frequently or with more severity.
Sensitive Skin: Is It a Myth?
Sensitive skin is a common complaint but hard to diagnose. No two people have the same symptoms or react to the same triggers.
10 Winter Skin Care Tips: Banish Dry Skin
Experts offer 10 tips for banishing dry skin and giving your winter skin care regimen a boost.
Dry Skin: Soothing the Itch in Winter
Does your dry skin make you want to hibernate? Soothe the itch this winter with these easy skin care tips.
3 Questions About Eczema: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention
WebMD interviews Asriani M. Chiu, MD, for answers to three top questions about eczema symptoms, eczema causes, and how to prevent eczema.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Eczema Herpeticum
Eczema herpeticum. Widespread punched-out lesions on a child with atopic dermatitis and superimposed herpes simplex infection.
A Visual Guide to Eczema
Could that itchy, scaly, crusty rash be eczema? See the symptoms of this irritating skin condition, and find out how it’s treated.
Winter Skin Hazards
Winter can bring chapped lips, dry skin, and cracked heels -- even frostbite. Use this slideshow to identify top winter threats to your skin and what you can do about them.
Itches, Rashes, Bumps and Other Adult Skin Problems
Is your skin itching, breaking out, covered in a rash, or playing host to spots of some sort? It may be the result of infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. Learn to spot skin problems commonly seen in adults.