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what lotions should i stay away from if i have atopic dermatitis?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Fragrance: Soaps, lotions and creams that contain fragrance or dyes are best avoided by people with sensitive skin.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
I would also like to add avoid lotions with alcohol. Cerave, Nivea and Eucerin are good choices.
Dec 23, 2014

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What treatments are there for atopic dermatitis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Moisturize/cortisone: To treat mild or moderate atopic dermatitis, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. Examples: cetaphil, cerave, eucerin. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is atopic dermatitis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis most often begins in childhood before age 5 and may persist into adulthood. For some, it flares periodically and then subsides for a time, even up to several years. Itching may be severe, and scratching the rash can make it even itchier and cause more inflammation. Once the skin barrier is broken, the skin can become infected by bacteria, especially staphylococcus aureus.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend for atopic dermatitis?

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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Lotion: For mild atopic dermatitis (eczema), the mainstay is generous amounts of good creams/ointments. Such as, cetaphil, aquafor, eucerin. If not improving, then your dr. May prescribe, a topical steroid cream (triamcinalone), and may use it intermittently.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can atopic dermatitis be cured with creams?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Not cured: Creams can treat the symptoms (itching, dryness and flaking) but not the cause. You should consider using a mild soap (dove), good moisturizer (aquaphor, eucerin) and limiting certain foods that can exacerbate the rash ( milk, nuts, cheese, tomatoes, wheat, yeast, soy, and corn).
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you just develop atopic dermatitis with no past history of it?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: Atopic dermatitis can occur at ang age in all people. People who are known to be allergic to various things are more prone to it.

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