How Atopic Dermatitis Appears in Adults
Although most people who developed atopic dermatitis as children also experience symptoms as adults, it is also possible for the disease to first appear in adulthood.
The pattern in adult atopic dermatitis is similar to the pattern in children. The disease may be widespread or limited to a few body parts.
Adults with atopic dermatitis may experience:
- A change in sleep patterns and work performance
- Complications from long-term use of medications used to treat the condition
- A predisposition toward irritants such as detergents, wool, or friction from clothing
- A rash around the nipples