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Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Tips

Other Names for Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is also known as A.D. and eczema.
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When To Do Soak and Seal

Remember to do a 10-15 minute soak and seal bath every day and apply moisturizer and medicines within three minutes. 
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Cover all Areas During Soak

All areas of atopic dermatitis (eczema) should be covered with wet towels or washcloths during the soak portion of the soak and seal process.
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Pat or Tap Irritated Areas

All areas of atopic dermatitis (eczema) should be covered with wet towels or washcloths during the soak portion of the soak and seal process. 
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Soaps and Shampoos During Soak

Use soaps and shampoos (only if needed) at the very end of the soak. 
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How to Apply Creams

Nurse Jen tells you how to apply creams after the soak portion of the soak and seal technique to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema).
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Clean Up Tub After Each Soak

It's important to clean the tub well after each and every soak. This helps prevent the spread of infection. 
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Avoid Moisturizers Applied Over Medicines

Never apply a moisturizer over the same section of skin that you've just applied a medicine. It will dilute the medicine's effectiveness. 
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How Much Medication Should You Apply?

The proper amount of topical medication is crucial for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema). Ask your health care provider to show you the proper amount. 
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Tips for Managing Atopic Dermatitis at School

Learn what you can do to help your child manage his or her atopic dermatitis (eczema) at school.
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Use Fragrance-Free Products

Always use fragrance-free products on children who have atopic dermatitis (eczema). 
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