Treatment and prevention:
The treatment for Atopic Dermatitis varies depending on the cause, and can include the following:
- Topical treatments such as corticosteroid creams, anti-inflammatory creams, gels or ointments
- Barrier creams
- Anti-fungal medications
- Avoiding triggers
Atopic dermatitis is a long-term condition that will continually flare up and then subside, over the course of a patient`s life. The key to managing the symptoms is to use the right emollient and treatment on a consistent basis to help protect the skin barrier and prevent moisture loss.