How to Treat Chronic Atopic Dermatitis?

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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. Keyword: chronic atopic dermatitis treatment
I have had problems with severely dry, itchy skin for most of my life. My problem with lotions is that nearly all of them contain petrolatum, mineral oil or Vaseline. I am allergic to all of those.My skin has become so dry and itchy-.
Is your condition ichthyosis? Ichthyosis is the term for severe, persistent problems with dry skin that almost always start in childhood or infancy. Ichthyosis can be genetic (inherited) or can develop later in life. In a large majority of people with the disease, the cause is related to one or more genetic mutations. Medicines that promote shedding of skin flakes, such as those that contain lactic acid or other "alpha-hydroxy acids." could help.