Dr. Metz, I have otetn wondered whether allergic (atopic) individuals commonly have skin barrier dysfunction short of true atopic dermatitis (eczema).
For example, I've noticed that I and my son, both allergic individuals, have skin that sometimes gets very dry and itchy. My son has periodic eczema flares, but I do not. We both have keratitis pilaris, which I understand is suspected by some medical professionals to have an atopic cause.
What are your thoughts on this, and have you noticed this in your practice? Thanks for any additional comments. JudyView Thread