Atopic Dermatitis (cont.)

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What is the hope for long-term management of atopic dermatitis?

Although symptoms of atopic dermatitis can be very difficult and uncomfortable, the disease can be successfully managed. People with atopic dermatitis, as well as their families, can lead healthy, normal lives. Long-term management may include treatment with an allergist to control internal allergies and a dermatologist to monitor the skin-care component.

Previous contributing medical author: Nili N. Alai, MD, FAAD

REFERENCES:

Bieber, Thomas. "Atopic Dermatitis." New Engl J Medicine 358 (2008): 1483-1494.

National Eczema Association. <http://www.nationaleczema.org/>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/3/2012

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