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Avoiding dry skin is an important part of treating
atopic dermatitis. This is done through bathing and
Excessive bathing with soap or failure to use a moisturizer may leave the skin dry, making atopic dermatitis worse. Your doctor will suggest how often you should bathe based on your skin
and the climate where you live.
General bathing and moisturizing guidelines for people with atopic
dermatitis are as follows:
When an atopic dermatitis rash results in open, oozing, or crusted
sores, clean the affected area. In this case, your doctor also may
Current as of:
March 12, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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