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How do other illnesses affect atopic dermatitis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Most illnesses don't directly affect atopic dermatitis. With that being said, if you suffer from asthma, hay fever, or any other allergies, you have a higher risk of developing the condition. Also, if you have atopic dermatitis, it is likely that you'll end up with a skin infection at some point. If you notice new symptoms or suspect infection, see your doctor.

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