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 ...
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Topic Overview
Atopic dermatitis is a long - lasting (chronic) skin condition that causes intense itching and then a red, raised rash.
Oral Corticosteroids for Atopic Dermatitis
Drug details for Oral corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis.
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 ..
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.
Atopic Dermatitis Rashes - Topic Overview
Rashes in atopic dermatitis vary. The type of rash you have often determines your treatment. Oozing rash A rash may develop fluid-filled sores that ooze fluid or crust over. This may happen when the skin is rubbed or scratched or if a skin infection is present. Treatment for an oozing rash includes: Taking frequent sponge baths (4 to 6 times a day) or soaking in a bath of clean,warm (not ...
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,...
There is no surgical treatment for atopic dermatitis.