What are the types of Atopic Dermatitis?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Jan 11, 2013

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Allergic contact eczema (dermatitis)

A red, itchy, weepy reaction where the skin has come into contact with a substance that the immune system recognizes as foreign, such as poison ivy or certain preservatives in creams and lotions.


Atopic dermatitis

A chronic skin disease characterized by itchy, inflamed skin.


Contact eczema

A localized reaction that includes redness, itching, and burning where the skin has come into contact with an allergen (an allergy-causing substance) or with an irritant such as an acid, a cleaning agent, or other chemical.


Dyshidrotic eczema

Irritation of the skin on the palms of hands and soles of the feet characterized by clear, deep blisters that itch and burn.



Scaly patches of the skin on the head, lower legs, wrists, or forearms caused by a localized itch (such as an insect bite) that become intensely irritated when scratched.


Nummular eczema

Coin-shaped patches of irritated skin—most common on the arms, back, buttocks, and lower legs—that may be crusted, scaling, and extremely itchy.


Seborrheic eczema

Yellowish, oily, scaly patches of skin on the scalp, face, and occasionally other parts of the body.


Stasis dermatitis

A skin irritation on the lower legs, generally related to circulatory problems.


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