Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Topic Overview
Mild atopic dermatitis can be treated at home.
- Moisturize often. Creams and ointments work better than lotions.
- Avoid things that trigger rashes, such as harsh soaps and
detergents, dander, and any other things you are allergic to.
Control scratching. You may want to cover the rash with a bandage to keep from
rubbing it. Put mittens or cotton socks on your baby's hands to help prevent
him or her from scratching.
- Use medicine prescribed by your
- Bathe with lukewarm water and for short
But if your symptoms are bothering you and aren't getting better, see your doctor. Getting medical treatment early may keep your symptoms from getting worse.
In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe pills or give
you a shot to stop the itching. Or you may get ultraviolet (UV) light treatment
at a clinic or doctor's office.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 17, 2012
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