Atopic dermatitis - self-care

Eczema - self-care

Dermatitis - atopic on the arms

This person has inherited allergic skin inflammation (atopic dermatitis) on the arms. Red (erythematous), scaly plaques can be seen on the inside of the elbows (antecubital fossa). In adults, atopic dermatitis usually involves the body creases, or flexural areas (antecubital fossa and popliteal fossa).

Hyperlinearity in atopic dermatitis - on the palm

This picture shows a manifestation of atopic dermatitis on the palm. Individuals with atopic dermatitis characteristically have increased numbers and depth of skin lines (hyperlinearity) on the palms with little redness (erythema).

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Help for Itching and Scratching

Day-to-day Skin Care

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