An overactive immune system can cause atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema) in individuals. When the immune system is triggered by an environmental irritant, it responds with an inflammation. This inflammatory response causes the itchy, painful, rash-like symptoms typical of eczema. An effective treatment strategy is one that aims to minimize the number of exacerbations of the disease, or skin flares, and reduces the duration and degree of the flare, if it occurs.

Atopic dermatitis is hard to diagnose, and therefore, it is important to spot symptoms early on. Remember, it is essential to start the treatment, in the right way and at the right time.

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