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  1. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Cause

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

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

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

  3. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Health Tools

    Healthwise information on skin care for atopic dermatitis.

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

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

  5. Phototherapy for Atopic Dermatitis

    Phototherapy is the supervised use of ultraviolet (UV) light to treat skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis. Ultraviolet B (UVB), ultraviolet A (UVA), or a combination of UVB and UVA may be used during therapy.During phototherapy, you stand in a booth that contains light tubes that give off UV light. Goggles should be worn to protect your eyes during treatment. Men need to shield their ...

  6. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Home Treatment

    People with atopic dermatitis have overly sensitive skin, so it is important that you take care of your skin.

  7. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - What Happens

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

  8. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Other Treatment

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

  9. 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 ..

  10. Nummular Eczema

    Nummular eczema. Round coin-shaped lesions of eczema on the legs of a child. Nummular eczema is a chronic, pruritic, inflammatory dermatitis occuring in the form of coin-shaped plaques. It is seen in individuals with very dry skin and/or atopic dermatitis.

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