Facial Atopic Dermatitis is particularly distressful because it is so visible. Whilst non-contagious, it can cause social issues for children and adults alike alongside low self-esteem. It is known to have a considerable impact on quality of life for both sufferers and their families.
Atopic Dermatitis is not the only kind of Dermatitis that can affect you or your child on the face. Other varieties include:
- Seborrheic Dermatitis: symptoms are similar, but skin is rarely itchy. Find out more in Seborroeic Dermatitis.
- Contact Dermatitis: an allergic reaction to something your face comes into contact with such as make-up (though make-up may also trigger symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis on the face).
- Light sensitive Dermatitis: when facial skin reacts to the sun. Sunlight can also be a trigger for Atopic Dermatitis, while other sufferers find that it can ease symptoms. Read more in Understanding Atopic Dermatitis.