About Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis is very common, often chronic (long-lasting) skin disease that affects a large percentage of the world’s population. It is also called eczema, dermatitis or atopy. Most commonly, it may be thought of as a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The doctor has three main goals in treating atopic dermatitis: healing the skin and keeping it healthy; preventing flares; and treating symptoms when they do occur.
ATOPIC DERMATITIS Q & A
Q. What is the hope for long-term management of atopic dermatitis?
A. Long-term management may include treatment with an allergist to control internal allergies and a dermatologist to monitor the skin-care component
Q. How is atopic dermatitis diagnosed?
A. Atopic dermatitis is generally easily diagnosed based on a physical exam and visual inspection of th skin by a physician or dermatologist. Additionally, the history given by the patient and contributory family history help to support the diagnosis.
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