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Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

Treatment Of Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis is caused by genetic factors. There is no cure for it. The main objective of treatments available is to reduce flare-ups and to treat and manage the disease well to improve quality of life. This disease may disappear for short periods to return again. The objective is therefore to increase the gaps and heal the skin quickly when the disease strikes. The objective of using medications is to- reduce itching, clear inflammation, remove infection, increase the gap between flare-ups and control the condition in a short time. Note that for all the medications, you should be careful about their use on infants, small children, pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers. You should discuss all possible precautions, usage and side-effects with your doctor.

The treatment may be in form of topical application, photo therapy, etc. Oral medication is used if topical medications fail. The first attempt is always to try and find out the triggers and avoid them as much as possible. Despite all the care, the disease may strike and doctors use topical treatment as the first option because it has minimum side-effects and unlike photo therapy, it can be done by the patient at home. The topicals may include- moisturizers, antibiotics, care derivatives, steroids and other medications. Read about them in more detail ahead.

Article created on: June 24, 2006

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