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.
Atopic Dermatitis - Treatment Overview
Although there is no cure for atopic dermatitis, it can be controlled with preventive measures and medications.
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 ...
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 ...
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 - Medications
Topical corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone, betamethasone, and fluticasone propionate) are the most common and effective treatment for atopic dermatitis.
Oral Antihistamines for Atopic Dermatitis
Drug details for Oral antihistamines for atopic dermatitis.
Atopic Dermatitis - 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: Related or Similar Conditions - Topic Overview
A number of skin conditions are associated with atopic dermatitis or have symptoms similar to atopic dermatitis. Conditions with similar symptoms include: Psoriasis,which causes raised red or white patches topped with silvery,scaling skin. Scabies,which is caused by tiny mites that burrow into the outer layers of the skin. A rash caused by contact with an allergen ( contact dermatitis,...
Atopic Dermatitis - What Increases Your Risk
The major risk factor for atopic dermatitis is having a family history of the condition.