When most people say “eczema,” they’re probably talking about atopic dermatitis. It is the medical term for eczema as a condition, though, and all of the other types are considered subtypes of eczema - Korin Miller & Patia Braithwaite


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Dermatitis refers to a group of itchy inflammatory conditions characterised by epidermal changes. Dermatitis affects about one in every five people at some time in their lives. It results from a variety of different causes and has various patterns.


Most kids get itchy rashes at one time or another. But eczema can be a nuisance that may prompt scratching that can only make the problem worse.


Eczema is a term for several different types of skin swelling. Eczema is also called dermatitis. It is not dangerous, but most types cause red, swollen and itchy skin.


There is currently no cure for atopic eczema, but treatment can help relieve the symptoms and many cases improve over time. However, severe eczema often has a significant impact on daily life and may be difficult to cope with physically and mentally. There is also an increased risk of skin infections.


Dermatitis is a nonspecific term that denotes an inflammatory skin rash characterized by primary changes of erythema, scaling, and exudates, as well as secondary changes of excoriation and lichenification. Various forms of dermatitis have been described, including: atopic dermatitis (AD), nummular dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis. The term eczema – derived from ancient Greek and meaning “boiling over” – is frequently used interchangeably to describe the often exudative quality of this skin disorder. However, in practical usage, many clinicians employ the term eczema to refer specifically to AD.

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