What is Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic Dermatitis is one of the many forms of eczema. Although it may affect any area of your skin, it most often appears on your arms and behind your knees. This itchy skin inflammation is both a genetic and chronic skin condition affecting 15-30% of children and approximately 5% of adults in industrialized countries (Nakamura, 2013).
For more information about Atopic Dermatitis, see our Atopic Dermatitis Library.
Atopic Dermatitis Treatment
The CherylLeeMD TrueLipids® products are a truly effective part of caring for atopic dermatitis. To maximize the treatment of atopic dermatitis, we recommend the following:
- Apply TrueLipids® Eczema Experts 1% Hydrocortisone Barrier Cream in a very thick layer to affected areas 2-4 times a day. *Avoid long-term use to the eyes or folds of the skin. (Please see directions and warnings on the box.) For children under 2, please consult a physician.
- Apply a thick layer of TrueLipids® Relieve and Protect Ointment to all affected areas (on top of the hydrocortisone cream) -- and even to areas of the skin that have no sign of eczema. This heavy, hypoallergenic moisturizer can help prevent flares.
- Continue the above regimen as long as the skin is continuing to improve. * If you see little improvement, or if your level of improvement seems to have plateaued, your dermatologist may prescribe prescription steroids or other products. Atopic Dermatitis often will not improve if it is infected with Staph. aureus and may require topical or oral antibiotics.
Once the skin has returned to a state that is close to normal, continue to use one of the following products as a maintenance moisturizer at least twice a day to avoid future flare ups:
Tips & Tricks:
- Bleach baths: 2-3 times a week
- Vinegar baths or sprays: After a bleach bath to bring the pH back down to the ideal acidity.