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GLOSSARY : Extremely dry, irritated and atopic skin

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Atopy

Atopy is a hereditary predisposition of the immune system to develop hypersensitive reactions. Atopy manifests itself in a variety of forms, such as sinusitis, asthma, conjunctivitis and food allergies. This predisposition may also express itself in atopic dermatitis.

This word also belongs to the category Dry to very dry skin.