Atopic dermatitis is a long-term skin disease. “Atopic” refers to a tendency to develop allergy conditions. “Dermatitis” means swelling of the skin. This publication from the NIH addresses causes, treatments and research being conducted.
Chronic itch is a frustrating symptom affecting millions of people with eczema. The incessant desire to itch can be so intense for eczema patients that they itch until breaking the skin, which can lead to cycles of increased inflammation, more itch, and sometimes infection. Gil Yosipovitch, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology and director of the Temple Itch Center at Temple University School of Medicine, will present information on understanding, preventing, and treating itch.