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)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (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)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
bipolar depressive episodes drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for atopic dermatitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated liver enzymes
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for atopic dermatitis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
atopic dermatitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Stevens Johnson syndrome
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (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 64
30s 135
40s 88
50s 56
60s 33
70+ 14
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 93
20-29 years 23
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 13
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 160
Female 254

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 190
Not Diagnosed 18

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