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  1. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Symptoms

    The main symptom of atopic dermatitis is itching. The itching can be severe and persistent, especially at night. Scratching the affected area of skin usually causes a rash.

  2. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Prevention

    If your baby is at risk for developing atopic dermatitis because you or other family members have it or other allergies, these steps may help prevent a rash or reduce its severity.

  3. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Cause

    Research shows that atopic dermatitis develops as a result of interaction between the environment, your immune system, and genetics (heredity).

  4. Coal Tar for Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview

    Coal tar is applied to the skin to reduce the itching of atopic dermatitis. It is not as strong as a corticosteroid and can be used as a "bridge therapy" from a stronger medicine when symptoms have improved. Coal tar may also be used for treatment of thick skin ( lichenified ) if other treatment is not effective. Coal tar is available as a gel,cream,or ointment or as a solution for the bath. ...

  5. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - What Happens

    Atopic dermatitis causes repeated attacks of itching and rash that can become quite severe.

  6. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - When To Call a Doctor

    When to call your health professional if you or your child has atopic dermatitis.

  7. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - What Increases Your Risk

    The major risk factor for atopic dermatitis is having a family history of the condition.

  8. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Exams and Tests

    Most cases of atopic dermatitis can be diagnosed from a medical history and a physical exam.

  9. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Other Treatment

    Severe atopic dermatitis may be treated by exposing affected skin to ultraviolet (UV) light.

  10. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview

    Cyclosporine (such as Neoral) suppresses the immune system (immunosuppressant) and is used to treat severe cases of adult atopic dermatitis that haven't responded to other treatments. By blocking the body's inflammation process,this oral medicine can effectively control atopic dermatitis itch and rash. Short-term treatment with cyclosporine works well in both adults and children. Cyclosporine ...

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