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What are the symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Dry, itchy patches of skin are the most common symptom of atopic dermatitis. They can occur anywhere on your body, but they usually develop on areas near your hands, arms, and knees. Often, these patches are red in color, but they may be brown or gray as well. Other symptoms include small, fluid-filled bumps that may ooze and scab over if scratched. While itching is a common symptom, it's important to note that scratching can lead to further irritation.

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