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How do I cure my atopic dermatitis?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Anlin Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Difficult
Up to 40% of children with atopic dermatitis have some food allergy.
Adults have a much lower %. In those ad patients with food allergy, eliminating the food may help significantly. In mild cases, it may even "go away". Otherwise, it is very difficult to cure. Good moisturization is the fundation of treating ad. Then anti itch meds, topical steroids, can help u feel better.

In brief: Difficult
Up to 40% of children with atopic dermatitis have some food allergy.
Adults have a much lower %. In those ad patients with food allergy, eliminating the food may help significantly. In mild cases, it may even "go away". Otherwise, it is very difficult to cure. Good moisturization is the fundation of treating ad. Then anti itch meds, topical steroids, can help u feel better.
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xu
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
In brief: Protect
Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness.
Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.

In brief: Protect
Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness.
Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
In brief: No cure
Unforturnately, atopic dermatitis is a chronic medical condition for which there is currently no cure.
Symptoms are usually dry irritated itchy skin. The severity can vary with the seasons and different exposures. Treatment consists of using fragrance-free moisturizers, sometimes in combination with topical steroids. See your doctor if the condition is bothersome.

In brief: No cure
Unforturnately, atopic dermatitis is a chronic medical condition for which there is currently no cure.
Symptoms are usually dry irritated itchy skin. The severity can vary with the seasons and different exposures. Treatment consists of using fragrance-free moisturizers, sometimes in combination with topical steroids. See your doctor if the condition is bothersome.
Dr. Mark Patterson
Dr. Mark Patterson
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1 comment
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
It might be better to have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist.
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