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    1. 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 ...

    2. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Home Treatment

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

    3. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Medications

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

    4. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Other Treatment

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

    5. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - What Increases Your Risk

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

    6. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Treatment Overview

      Although there is no cure for atopic dermatitis, it can be controlled with preventive measures and medications.

    7. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - What Happens

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

    8. 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 ...

    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. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - 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.

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