Thursday, March 19, 2015

DO’s and Don’ts in Atopic Dermatitis by Aura Skin Clinic, Vizag


Soaps and cleaners
Grass and tree pollens
perfumes and makeup
Substances such as chlorine, mineral oil, or solvents
Dust or sand
Cigarette smoke

Allergens are allergy-causing substances from foods, plants, animals, or the air. Common allergens are:

Eggs, nuts, milk, fish, soy products, and wheat,berries,chocolates
Dust mites
Dog or cat dander

Stress, anger, and frustration can make atopic dermatitis worse, but they haven’t been shown to cause it. Skin infections, temperature, and climate can also lead to skin flares. 

Other things that can lead to flares are:

Not using enough lubricants after a bath
Low humidity in winter
Dry year-round climate
Long or hot baths and showers
Going from sweating to being chilled
Bacterial infections


  • Develop a good skin care routine
  • Avoid things that lead to flares
  • Treat symptoms when they occur.
  •  Continuous use of emollients
  • Dispersible cream can be used as soap
  • Colloidal oatmeal and glycerin containing cream is beneficial

Medications for atopic dermatitis include:

  • Skin creams or ointments that control swelling and lower allergic reactions
  • Wet wrap techinique
  • Corticosteroids
  • Antibiotics to treat infections caused by bacteria
  • Antihistamines that make people sleepy to help stop nighttime scratching
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system like calcineurin inhibitor.
  • Phototherapy
  • In severe cases oral corticosteroids and immunosuppressives.

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