Ep. 26: What is atopic eczema?
What is the itch that rashes?
Dr G and Kortney are at it again; this time, they are doing a deep dive into atopic eczema. In part one, they go through all the terms associated with atopic eczema, what causes it, the symptoms, and the triggers. In part two, they will be covering treatments and maintenance.
What we cover in this episode:
EXPLAIN: Eczema and dermatitis, Atopic eczema/atopic dermatitis, Contact dermatitis, and Neurodermatitis
What happens in the body to cause atopic eczema?
Why the skin barrier is essential in understanding atopic eczema and why you need to keep it moisturized.
What does atopic eczema look like/how to recognize it.
How atopic eczema in effect different age groups.
What are the triggers of atopic dermatitis: weather, temperature, environmental allergens, food allergies, stress.
How to diagnose atopic eczema and why it is crucial to work with an allergist while diagnosing a baby, especially if they are being tested for food allergies.
How food allergies and eczema present in adults.