Can Adults Develop Atopic Dermatitis?

Can Adults Develop Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis is one of the seven types of eczema and although this condition is usually associated with young children. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has shared data that approximately 10% of adults and 25% of children in the United States experience atopic dermatitis at some point in their lives.

This data reflects that the condition is most prevalent in childhood, but it is not impossible for an adult to suffer from it.

A large proportion of adults with atopic dermatitis suffered from dermatitis in childhood, the symptoms stopped for a period of their lives and have returned in adulthood. Generally these cases are related to TSW (Topical Steroid Withdrawal).

For other adults the disease never went away and they have had to deal with it all their lives, usually these people have had steroid treatments and have not made the necessary changes to reduce flare-ups (knowing and avoiding triggers, anti-inflammatory diet, stress reduction, etc).

What does eczema look like in adults? 🤔

The symptoms are usually more intense in adults than in children, although there may be exceptions, the skin of an adult with eczema is extremely dry and scaly, even the skin can become very thick and rough, the itching is very intense and can even burn.

The affected skin may become darker or lighter than the surrounding skin due to chronic inflammation. In some cases, small bumps on the skin, known as papules, may develop.

How to treat eczema if you are an adult? 👇🏽

I am an eczema mom who relieve her child with eczema and I have managed to help thousands of people around the world.

This is the secret: Atopic dermatitis must be treated from the inside.

No matter how many creams you use, no matter how much you spend on topical treatments, if you don't attack the root cause, your skin will not get better.

Here are my recommendations to soothe your skin with AD:

💛 Stop using topical steroids.

💛 Have an anti-inflammatory diet, high in omega-3.

💛 Eliminate sugar from your diet.

💛 Reduce your stress levels.

💛 Identify and avoid your eczema triggers (this can be anything from clothing fabrics to cleaning products).

💛 Stop using products with irritants such as fragrances (this applies to all personal care products).

💛 Have a simple and effective Skin Care routine, you can choose our products for this.

Remember that all people are affected differently by atopic dermatitis, it is important to know that you can count on our free advice, you can always contact us through instagram to get tips to relieve any type of eczema.

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