Dermatitis (Skin Rash)
You may experience some of the symptoms below:
- Dry, red, and itchy skin
- Scaly and patchy skin
- Cracked and oozed blisters
- Darker or lighter patches of skin
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic skin condition that causes dry, itchy, and irritated skin. Treatment options for atopic dermatitis include:
- Topical creams and ointments: These are applied directly to the affected areas and can help to reduce itching and inflammation. Examples include corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors, and moisturizing creams.
- Oral medications: These can include antihistamines to reduce itching, and immunomodulators to suppress the immune system.
- Light therapy: This is also known as phototherapy, which exposes the skin to controlled amounts of ultraviolet light to help reduce inflammation and itching.
- Lifestyle changes: Avoiding known triggers, such as certain fabrics, soaps, and detergents, can help reduce the frequency and severity of outbreaks. Keeping the skin moisturized and avoiding scratching can also help.
It is important to talk to Mister Pharmacistl to determine the best course of treatment for you, as some medications may not be suitable for everyone and some conditions may require additional treatment. Your healthcare professional can also help identify the specific triggers that are causing your symptoms, which can be helpful in avoiding them.
It's also important to maintain good skin care routine, such as taking short lukewarm showers or baths, avoid hot water and prolonged shower, using mild soaps and avoiding using harsh scrubs or loofahs, and applying a moisturizer to the skin immediately after shower or bath to lock in moisture.