Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

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The mainstay of treatment for atopic dermatitis is: 

Doctor talking to a patient

Educational programmes.   

Tube and hand with moisturiser

Moisturising creams. 

Patient allergic to bee stings or insect stings and pollen

Avoid allergens known to provoke an associated reaction.  

If these measures are not enough, other recommendations include:  

Topical preparations

Topical corticosteroids.  

Tube and hand with moisturiser

 Calcineurin inhibitors.  

Tube or jar of cream

Topical antiseptics.  

Patient receiving photodynamic therapy


Hand being dipped in a paraffin bath

Potassium permanganate and/or oatmeal baths.  

In the most severe cases, patients may need to take: 

Round pills

Systemic immunosuppressants. Oral corticosteroids, cyclosporine A, methotrexate, azathioprine, mycophenolate. 

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Substantiated information by:

Paula Ribó Gonzalez
Sara Gómez Armayones

Published: 15 May 2020
Updated: 15 May 2020

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