Difference between revisions of "Atopic dermatitis"

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*Reduce drying of skin
*Reduce drying of skin
*Liberal application of emollients (vaseline)
*Liberal application of emollients (vaseline)
*Triamcinolone, hydrocortisone, or betamethasone
*Avoid fluoridinated steroids to the face
==See Also==
==See Also==

Revision as of 16:19, 27 December 2015


  • Must distinguish from Seborrheic Dermatitis
    • Occurs between 2-6mo (somewhat later than seborrheic dermatitis)
    • Pruritic (may manifest as fussiness) vs seborrheic (not pruritic)
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  • Dry skin, erythematous papular lesions
  • Face most commonly involved; nose and diaper areas spared

Differential Diagnosis

Neonatal Rashes


  • Identify and eliminate triggers
  • Reduce drying of skin
  • Liberal application of emollients (vaseline)
  • Triamcinolone, hydrocortisone, or betamethasone
  • Avoid fluoridinated steroids to the face

See Also