Atopic Dermatitis TreatmentMillions of people will seek atopic dermatitis treatment at some point. Atopic dermatitis is also called eczema. It's a common problem that manifests as chronically itchy and inflamed skin that's extremely dry and scaly. Eczema can erupt all over the body, though it tends to show up in the same spot over and over. People with moderate eczema might have episodes for three months out of the year while, patients with severe eczema might have them five months out of the year. The condition can be so uncomfortable as to interfere with sleep. Sometimes the sufferer scratches their skin so much that it become hard, thick and discolored, especially at the back of the knees, the elbows and the wrists.