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ATOPIC DERMATITIS (PEDIATRIC)
Atopic dermatitis is a familial, chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease characterized by intense itching, dry skin, with inflammation and exudation that commonly presents during early infancy and childhood, but can persist or start in adulthood.
It is also referred to as atopic eczema.
It is one of the most common skin diseases afflicting both adults and children.

Patient Education

  • Discuss the chronic nature of atopic dermatitis, exacerbating factors & appropriate treatment options
    • Emphasize that atopic dermatitis tends to improve over time
  • Teach the patient/caregiver how to monitor disease progression & when to seek medical help
  •  Educate the patient about good skin care practices (eg bathing, hydration & use of moisturizers)
  •  Explain potential side effects of medications when used over extended periods of time
    •  Patient/caregiver should be instructed to apply topical steroids to skin lesions & emollients over unaffected areas
  •  Keep fingernails trimmed short
  •  Use of cotton gloves at night to limit scratching
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