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Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis in Infants and Children

Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis in Infants and Children

Tips for treating atopic dermatitis in infants and children include:
 
  • Give lukewarm baths
  • Apply lubricant immediately following the bath
  • Keep the child's fingernails filed short
  • Select soft cotton fabrics when choosing clothing
  • Consider using sedating antihistamines to promote sleep and reduce scratching at night
  • Keep the child cool
  • Avoid situations where overheating occurs
  • Learn to recognize skin infections and seek treatment promptly
  • Attempt to distract the child with activities to keep him or her from scratching
  • Identify and remove irritants and allergens.
 
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