Atopic Dermatitis - Treatment Overview
atopic dermatitis or cases that do not improve with
other treatment, treatment can include:
In severe cases, hospitalization may be needed. A short
stay in the hospital can quickly control the condition.
What To Think About
A combination of preventive
measures, such as moisturizing your skin and avoiding irritants, along with
medicines usually works best to control atopic dermatitis. You may need to try
different treatments before finding what works best for you or your
The regular use of moisturizers may help reduce the need
for high-strength corticosteroid medicines.3
Atopic dermatitis sometimes improves when daily stresses are reduced.
Relaxation techniques, such as
imagery exercises, can help relieve stress. For more
information, see the topic
Atopic dermatitis may
affect how children feel about themselves. A child may feel strange or
different from other children because of the rash or restrictions in diet. The
rash may make a child feel unattractive.