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?
Symptoms of Eczema
Learn more about the symptoms of eczema from WebMD.
Treatment When Your Eczema Gets Worse
Eczema not responding to home care? Here are some medicines and therapies that may help.
The Mind-Skin-Health Connection
Your skin is connected to more than your insides. This living suit is united with your mind, your emotions, and your health so intimately that some experts say relaxation is one of the best skin products you could ever use.
Vitamins and Minerals for Your Skin
Of all the news coming from the beauty community, the loudest buzz may be about the power of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to give skin a more radiant, healthy, and, yes, youthful glow.
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.
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.
Slideshow: 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.
Picture of Nummular Eczema
Nummular eczema. Round coin-shaped lesions of eczema on the legs of a child. Nummular eczema is a chronic, pruritic, inflammatory dermatitis occuring in the form of coin-shaped plaques. It is seen in individuals with very dry skin and/or atopic dermatitis.
Picture of Eczema
Eczema is a skin condition caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common of the many types of eczema.