Atopic dermatitis is a chronic pruritic skin condition that affects about 10-20% of children and about 2-3% of adults. It is characterized by extreme itching, dry skin, scaling, erythematous papules, excoriations and exudates. These symptoms may be associated with frequent skin infections, as well as an increased incidence of allergic rhinitis, food allergy, and asthma.
The clinical course of AD varies significantly among patients—from very mild itching and skin rash to severe cases of skin infection requiring intensive treatment. While the condition is usually seen in early childhood, AD can present initially in adulthood. Typically, the rash has a symmetrical distribution, concentrating in the flexural folds of the arms, backs of the legs, and neck. AD is considered a result of a complex relationship between genetics, environment, immune system dysregulation and skin barrier dysfunction.
AD symptoms often disrupt quality of life by affecting sleep and self-esteem, as well as school and work attendance. Atopic dermatitis often occurs together with other atopic diseases like hay fever, asthma and conjunctivitis. It is a familial and chronic disease and its symptoms can increase or disappear over time.
Homoeopathy and Atopic Dermatitis:
Homoeopathy has proved successful in reducing the atopic tendency of the person. The treatment of AD must be optimized for each patient, taking into consideration the role of environment, allergens, irritants, response to medication, and psychosocial stresses in the disease process. Patients and/or their families must also be counseled that AD is a chronic disease that can be cured but it requires a long-term homoeopathic treatment and can usually be successfully managed with proper daily care.
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