Atopic dermatitis is a common chronic inherited form of eczema. Eczema is a skin condition characterized by redness,swelling (edema),oozing,crusting,scaling,burning pain,and itching (pruritus). Scratching or rubbing eczema may lead to thickening and marking of the skin (lichenification). The causes of eczema fall into two classifications: 1) constitutional eczema (atopic dermatitis),and ...
Oral Antihistamines for Atopic Dermatitis
Drug details for Oral antihistamines for atopic dermatitis.
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. ...
Food Allergies and Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview
Some children with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis also have some type of food allergy. Although the link between food allergies and atopic dermatitis is not fully understood,some children with atopic dermatitis are thought to have a food allergy that triggers rash and itching. A few common foods are responsible for most allergic reactions. In adults,shellfish,fish,tree nuts (such as ...
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.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Treatment Overview
Although there is no cure for atopic dermatitis, it can be controlled with preventive measures and medications.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Medications
Topical corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone, betamethasone, and fluticasone propionate) are the most common and effective treatment for atopic dermatitis.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Home Treatment
People with atopic dermatitis have overly sensitive skin, so it is important that you take care of your skin.
Interferon Gamma for Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview
Interferon gamma is a medicine that reduces the body's immune reaction. When injected under the skin surface (subcutaneously),interferon gamma significantly improves atopic dermatitis symptoms for 4 out of 5 people. 1 A common side effect is flu-like illness during the early days of treatment. Although interferon gamma injections are considered safe and effective for many people who have ...
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Cause
Research shows that atopic dermatitis develops as a result of interaction between the environment, your immune system, and genetics (heredity).