- Small, raised bumps, which
may leak ﬂuid and crust over
- Thickened, cracked,
- Raw, sensitive, swollen skin
Atopic dermatitis most often
begina before age 5 and may
persist into adolescence and
adulthood. For some people,
it ﬂares periodically and then
clears up for a time, even for
MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN AT LEAST TWICE A DAY:
You might try bath oils, creams, ointments
or sprays.to moisturize your skin .
APPLY AN ANTI-ITCH CREAM TO THE AFFECTED AREA:
A non-prescription hydrocortisone cream,
containing at least 1 percent hydrocortisone,
can temporarily relieve the itch. Apply it no
more than twice a day to the affected area,
TAKE AN ORAL ANTIHISTAMINE MEDICATION:
Options include non-prescription antihistamine
medications which may be helpful if the itching
Rather than scratching when you itch, try
pressing on the skin. Cover the itchy area if
you can't keep from scratching it. For children,
it might help to trim their nails and have them
wear gloves at night.
CHOOSE MILD SOAPS WITHOUT DYES OR PERFUMES:
Use soap that's super fatted and no alkaline.
Be sure to rinse off the soap completely
DRUGS TO FIGHT INFECTION:
Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic cream
if your skin has a bacterial infection, an open
sore or cracks. He or she may recommend
taking oral antibiotics for a short time to
treat an infection
ORAL DRUGS THAT CONTROL INFLAMMATION:
For more-severe cases, your doctor may
prescribe oral corticosteroids. These drugs
are effective but cannot be used long term
because of potential serious side effects.
So need to be taken as prescriped.
* Before beginning any type of treatment regimen. Always consult with a
licensed healthcare professional for a specific medical advice about diagnosis
or treatments, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any
Special medical condition.