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Can atopic dermatitis be cured with creams?
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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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. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
In brief: Eczema
Atopic dermatotis is medical term for eczema.
The treatment varies. Mild eczema usually just requires the area to be patted dry and then vaseline. If moderate, Hydrocortisone may be used. If worse triamcinilone may be used.

In brief: Eczema
Atopic dermatotis is medical term for eczema.
The treatment varies. Mild eczema usually just requires the area to be patted dry and then vaseline. If moderate, Hydrocortisone may be used. If worse triamcinilone may be used.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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