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  1. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Home Treatment

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

  2. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Medications

    Topical corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone, betamethasone, and fluticasone propionate) are the most common and effective treatment for atopic dermatitis.

  3. 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.

  4. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Exams and Tests

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

  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. 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 ..

  8. Topical Corticosteroids for Atopic Dermatitis

    Drug details for Topical corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

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