Atopic dermatitis facts
Atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema.
The disease may be inherited and genetically determined.
The patient's skin may be "super sensitive" to many irritants.
Dry, scaly patches develop in a characteristic distribution.
Itching varies but may be intense and scratching hard to resist.
Scratching can cause skin thickening and darkening and lead to further co Read More
Dry skin is often temporary — you get it only in winter, for example — but it may be a lifelong condition. Signs and symptoms of dry skin depend on your age, your health, where you live, time spent outdoors and the cause of the problem. Dry skin is likely to cause one or more of the following:
A feeling of skin tightness, especially after showering, bathing or swimming
Skin that feels and looks rough