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Atopic dermatitis

If you are suffering from atopic dermatitis (or atopic Eczema) the first and most important step in an effective treatment should be learning more about this skin disease.

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis (or atopic eczema) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease associated with intense itching. It can occur in all age groups, but is most frequent during early infancy and childhood (10-20%). It is increasingly prevalent, especially in industrialized countries. Skin barrier deficiency, the immune system, genetic and environmental factors are the main causes in the pathogenesis. Flare-ups (worsening of the condition) and remissions fluctuate over time, affecting the patients’ quality of life. The most common symptoms are dry and itchy skin, but when there is a flare-up, red areas or rashes may develop on the face, inside the elbows and behind the knees. Atopic dermatitis patients often suffer from irritant and allergic reactions, bacterial and viral skin infections, hay fever and asthma.

How to treat atopic dermatitis

Currently there is no cure for the disease. Topical preparations, phototherapy and systemic treatment can produce a symptom-free status. Moisturizers are crucial in the management of the disease. Avoiding triggering factors (environmental irritants & allergens, emotional stress, sweating, infection) can prevent flare-ups. 

Find out more about ATopic dermatitis online:

The Galderma India website is focused on educating the public and patients about skin conditions and the different types of treatments that are available to treat and manage these diseases. 

This website is not intended to promote the use of Galderma India products or to provide information on which to base medical treatment. This site is not intended as a substitute for medical advice from your doctor. We encourage you to use the information contained in this site to educate yourself about your disease and allow better communication between you and your healthcare professional. Please consult a dermatologist or other healthcare professional for more information about your condition and the product that is right for you.

The information on this site is only India-specific and contains information that is within the approved indications in India. Please contact our local Galderma representative for the latest product related information.

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