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My father has atopic dermatitis. What does this mean?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Eczema

Eczema is an allergic skin disease characterized by a cycle of itch, scratch, rash, itch, scratch, rash.
The skin is damaged over time due to scratching and leads to thickening and sometimes infection due to severely cracked skin. Focus is multiple: find out what allergic to, oral antihistamines to decrease the itch, topical medications of varying degrees and lotions.

In brief: Eczema

Eczema is an allergic skin disease characterized by a cycle of itch, scratch, rash, itch, scratch, rash.
The skin is damaged over time due to scratching and leads to thickening and sometimes infection due to severely cracked skin. Focus is multiple: find out what allergic to, oral antihistamines to decrease the itch, topical medications of varying degrees and lotions.
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