People with atopic dermatitis have dry, itchy, and easily irritated skin. At times their skin may be clear; at other times they may have a rash.
Patients in any phase can sometimes develop a thickening of skin, called lichenification. However, this shows up more frequently in older children and adults than infants. In any phase, skin infections by bacteria and viruses can occur. Our Managing section has more information on skin infections. The symptoms include:
Last reviewed on 10/21/09
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