Atopic Eczema is sometimes misdiagnosed as Scabies

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Scabies, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Atopic Eczema.

Treatments aim at controlling the condition. Atomic dermatitis can be tenacious and controlling it can take months or years. Medications range from corticosteroids, creams as well as antibacterial remedies. Atopic dermatitis can not be diagnosed by a single test. Diagnosis is often made by eliminating other conditions with similar symptoms. A review of the symptoms and severity can help the doctor make the diagnosis.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Watery fluid from affected skin, itchiness, lesions (sores), skin dryness, red and scaly areas on elbows and knees

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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