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  1. Atopic Dermatitis: Taking Care of Your Skin

    Key pointsGood skin care is an essential part of controlling the itch and rash of atopic dermatitis. To help prevent a cycle of worsening itch, scratching, and rash, you can:Keep your skin hydrated and avoid dry skin.Avoid skin irritants. What is atopic dermatitis? Why is skin care important? How do I take care of my skin? Where can I learn more about skin care for atopic dermatitis?Return to ...

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

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

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Topic Overview

    Atopic dermatitis is a long - lasting (chronic) skin condition that causes intense itching and then a red, raised rash.

  6. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Health Tools

    Healthwise information on skin care for atopic dermatitis.

  7. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Other Treatment

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

  8. Psoralen Plus Ultraviolet Light Therapy (PUVA) for Atopic Dermatitis

    Photochemotherapy, or PUVA, is a combination of ultraviolet A (UVA) light therapy and a psoralen medication, which makes the skin more sensitive to the ultraviolet light. PUVA can be an effective treatment for severe atopic dermatitis.Examples of psoralens include methoxsalen (Oxsoralen) and trioxsalen (Trisoralen).A psoralen medication is taken 1½ to 2 hours before exposure to UVA light. This ..

  9. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Cause

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

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

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

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