Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • What treatment is best for me?
  • Should I use a steroid cream or ointment?
  • What are the side effects from the steroid cream or ointment?
  • Do I need to take any other medicines?
  • What is the best way to prevent flare-ups from eczema and atopic dermatitis?
  • Is there a certain type of soap I should use?
  • My child has eczema. What kind of moisturizer is best for him/her?
  • How can I keep my child from scratching the rash?
  • I have eczema. Will my children have it?
  • How should I care for the rash if I have a flare-up?

Source
Some information taken from: National Institutes of Health. Handout on Health: Atopic Dermatitis. Accessed February 01, 2011

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/96

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