What is it?
Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that often flares in the winter or with stress, sweating, or contact from metal jewelry, or fragrances.
It appears as red, scaling patches with prominent itching on the wrists, arms, back of the knees, ankles, or back of the hands.
What do I NEED to know?
Moisturizing is critical. Reduce soap, showers and activities that contribute to perspiration for awhile. Depending on severity, you may need to see your doctor for prescription strength products that can be enhanced with the use of SmartLotion.
Self-Care Guide For Atopic Dermatitis
Apply a thin disappearing layer of SmartLotion four times daily for four weeks, then taper gradually to use as needed. Moisturizing is critical. Moisturize all skin daily with Curel® lotion - Original Formula, Aveeno® Eczema Therapy lotion, CeraVe® lotion, or Cetaphil® lotion, and apply these in a single downward direction. Reduce soap, showers, and the activities for a while that contribute to perspiration. See your doctor for supervision and for prescription strength products (clobetasol cream, Betamethasone dipropionate cream) that may be needed for initial control of thick severe dermatitis.