Atopic Dermatitis

AD is a complex skin disease and at this time there is not a way to detect if it will go away or be a lifelong issue. However, it does tend to improve with age. If you have atopic dermatitis, you may be more prone to develop skin allergies and contact or irritant dermatitis. Therefore, it is recommended that if you are prone to AD that you select skin care products that are fragrance-free and avoid perfumes or scented products. Sometimes finding the products that work best for you may be “trial and error” sampling of different products until you find one that works for you.

One of the important components to improving AD is moisturizing your skin. Consider your moisturizer as a barrier to help soothe and seal dry, scaling skin. Another tip is to avoid any triggers that tend to make your AD worse.

Discuss skin care and comprehensive treatment options with your integrative dermatologist for your individualized treatment plan.

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