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What is the best medicine -- lotion, cream or ointment-- for atopic dermatitis or skin?
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Dr. Robert Ramirez
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Moisturizer/steroids
Moisturizers (aveeno, eucerin, even vaseline) are always a good idea to treat the dry skin in atopica dermatitis.
Topical steroids are what are going to control the inflammation in ad. Steroid ointments tend to be more potent than creams and lotions, and have the added advantage of helping with the dryness at the same time.

In brief: Moisturizer/steroids
Moisturizers (aveeno, eucerin, even vaseline) are always a good idea to treat the dry skin in atopica dermatitis.
Topical steroids are what are going to control the inflammation in ad. Steroid ointments tend to be more potent than creams and lotions, and have the added advantage of helping with the dryness at the same time.
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