Atopic dermatitis

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What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry, itchy skin. It usually follows a chronic relapsing course. Atopic dermatitis can affect all age groups, but it is most commonly diagnosed before 5 years of age and affects 10% to 20% of children.

Common symptoms reported by people with atopic dermatitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with atopic dermatitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Excedrin Back & Body)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with atopic dermatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with atopic dermatitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for atopic dermatitis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness insomnia 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
bipolar depressive episodes excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for atopic dermatitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Excedrin Back & Body)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with atopic dermatitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has atopic dermatitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 18
20s 73
30s 122
40s 69
50s 55
60s 28
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 86
20-29 years 20
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

62% Female
38% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 174
Not Diagnosed 19

These charts show data from atopic dermatitis patients who have completed their condition history
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