Atopic dermatitis

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  • Must distinguish from seborrheic dermatitis
    • Occurs between 2-6mo (somewhat later than seborrheic dermatitis)
    • Pruritic (may manifest as fussiness) vs seborrheic (not pruritic)
  • Dry skin, erythematous papular lesions
  • Face most commonly involved; nose and diaper areas spared
  • DDX
    • Seborrheic dermatitis, scabies
  • Treatment
    • Identify and eliminate triggers
    • Reduce drying of skin
    • Liberal application of emollients (vaseline)

See Also

Neonatal Rashes