There is no cure to completely get rid of atopic dermatitis, but there are many steps a person can take to help alleviate symptoms. Depending on the severity of your case of atopic dermatitis you can choose to use treatment options from home or get a medication prescribed by a doctor.
At-home treatments may include certain lifestyle changes such as drinking more water or even moisturizing your skin on a regular basis. It is recommended to use products that are unscented and meant for sensitive skin, so there is no chance that your skin will become irritated more.
You should also try to avoid anything that could cause a reaction that will worsen atopic dermatitis areas, such as allergens, chemicals and any other products that irritate the skin.
If at-home treatments do not work, or your condition worsens, then there are always over-the-counter treatments that are available on the market. Most atopic dermatitis treatments come in the form of topic ointments or creams, but you can also use oral medications meant for allergies which may help to reduce the irritation.
You should go to a doctor if the at-home and over-the-counter treatments are not working to alleviate the symptoms of your atopic dermatitis. Sometimes a combination of at-home treatments and prescribed medications and necessary to make a significant difference, depending on the severity of your atopic dermatitis.
Certain medical therapies have been proven to have an effect in atopic dermatitis. One of the most common medical therapies is phototherapy. This method involves a patient being exposed to UV light, which is said to help reduce the severity of an atopic dermatitis breakout.
You should consult with a doctor before beginning phototherapy and should notify a doctor if your symptoms do not get any better after attempting the treatments listed in this article.
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