Is Eczema the same as atopic dermatitis?
- Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed.
- Atopic dermatitis is considered a more severe type of eczema. People with atopic dermatitis may experience a number of different sensitivities for the rest of their lives:
- Dry skin that becomes easily irritated
- Occupational skin diseases like hand dermatitis
- Skin infections like staph and herpes
- Eye problems like eyelid dermatitis or cataracts