Causes, Incidence, and Risk Factors

Atopic dermatitis is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term swelling and redness (inflammation) of the skin. People with atopic dermatitis may lack certain proteins in the skin, which leads to greater sensitivity.



Typical skin changes may include:

  • Blisters with oozing and crusting
  • Dry skin all over the body or areas of bumpy skin on the back of the arms and front of the thighs
  • Ear discharge or bleeding
  • Raw areas of the skin from scratching
  • Skin coloring changes — more or less color than the normal skin tone (See: Skin abnormally dark or light)
  • Skin redness or inflammation around the blisters
  • Thickened or leather-like areas, called lichenification, which can occur after long-term irritation and scratching

We use a range of products, imported from Isreal that are rich in dead sea minerals to help soothe and treat eczema.  These products are highly effective and inexpensive to maintain results at home or to keep on hand in the event of a flare up.