Atopic dermatitis cure – does such a thing exist? Unfortunately, currently, there is no cure for atopic dermatitis, as well as there is no cure for similar genetic conditions, such as psoriasis, vitiligo, and others.
Even though there is no atopic dermatitis cure, there are numerous methods and ways to improve this devastating condition. There is something for everyone, including self-care, dietary alterations, and the use of prescription medications.
Self Care Options
Atopic dermatitis requires the sufferers to be very cautious about their lifestyle. First of all, if your domestic duties or your occupation is associated with the frequent exposure to water, fragrances, detergents or chemicals, then the best thing to do is to try to avoid any contact with the possible irritants. Most people will not be able to just change their profession, but you may want to ensure that there is no contact of your skin with any possible irritants, such as by wearing protective gloves, etc.
Avoid wearing clothes made of harsh fabrics, and avoid washing your clothes in any potentially dangerous detergents. In fact, there are special hypo-allergic detergents available on the market, which you may want to look into.
There are also special anti-bacterial treated bedclothes that you may want to try instead of your regular bedclothes.
There are two main approaches to making your diet better to suit your condition: eliminating the “bad” foods from your diet and adding the “good” foods to your diet. When it comes to atopic dermatitis, the usual suspects include cow’s milk, eggs, soy products, and peanuts. The foods that are claimed to be beneficial include Borage oil and Evening Primrose oil – the sources of GLA acid that you may be lacking in your diet.
Prescription medications for atopic dermatitis cure include: topical steroids, oral steroids, and Calcineurin inhibitors.
When testing a topical steroid cream, it’s better to start with the least potent medication such as an over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Since the affected areas of the people with atopic dermatitis are generally the areas with thin skin, any medication will absorb fast and work well.
Oral corticosteroids (prednisone) are generally prescribed in the worst cases, such as when large areas of the body are covered with rashes, or at the time of a severe flare-up. The course of oral steroids is generally very short (5-7 days), and topical steroids may come next in the treatment to maintain the achieved effect.
Even though there is no Atopic dermatitis cure, there are numerous ways to make your life better.