How should atopic dermatitis be treated?
Although atopic dermatitis cannot be cured, you can reduce the severity of the symptoms by taking baths, removing dead skin and coating your skin with petroleum jelly or vegetable shortening to keep the moisture in. Other things that can be done are using a steroid based coal tar ointment on your skin to reduce itching. To relieve the allergy related symptoms, try oral antihistamines.
No. Skin asthma is also known as atopic dermatitis or eczema. It is a non-contagious, common chronic skin disorder of long duration. Atopic is another word for allergy like asthma and hay fever. Dermatitis means skin inflammation. The main feature of atopic dermatitis is itchy skin usually causing the affected person to scratch which further increases the itchiness. This leads to a vicious cycle of increased itchiness and vigorous scratching, complicating the condition.