How to Treat Chronic Atopic Dermatitis?

Q:
How to treat chronic atopic dermatitis?

A:
If your atopic dermatitis is chronic, you need to change your lifestyle to prevent it from occurring again. Following tips in daily life can help you a lot:

  • Moisturize your skin at least twice a day.
  • Use an anti-itch cream.
  • Take an oral allergy or anti-itch medication.
  • Do not scratch.
  • Use bandages.
  • Take a warm bath.
  • Use a humidifier.
  • Wear cool clothing.
  • Avoid stress and anxiety.

Your doctor may also arrange following treatments:

  • Steroid creams or ointments for mild flares.
  • Steroid pills for severe cases.
  • Antihistamines to control itching, especially at night.
  • Antibiotics if you have an infection.
  • Drugs to suppress your immune system.
  • Light therapy.

If you find that your atopic dermatitis is chronic, you must consult your doctor first. Your doctor will diagnose you and find the suitable treatment. Never accept any treatment without the permission of your doctor, or there may be serious result.

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