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Does atopic dermatitis affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Atopic dermatitis tends to affect infants differently than adults. As a rule, inflammation caused by the condition can occur anywhere on your body. However, adults with atopic dermatitis generally experience symptoms around their hands, arms, and knees, while infants are much more likely to develop a rash on their face and scalp. Typically with infants, the affected area is more prone to ooze and become crusty as well.

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