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Atopic Dermatitis. How is it diagnosed?

November 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Atopic dermatitis cannot be diagnosed with a test, like diabetes for example. Atopic dermatitis can only be diagnosed clinically. That means that in order for you to be diagnosed with Atopic dermatitis your doctor or dermatologist must see certain signs on your skin.
Sometimes even these clinical signs are not enough to diagnose Atopic Dermatitis and [...]

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Corticosteroid creams. How to use them correctly.

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

This article is especially applicable to Atopic Dermatitis, but you can follow these general rules for any form of dermatitis.
Always use the lowest potency corticosteroid application at the lowest frequency of application that will just control your eczema.
So how do I find the correct potency of corticosteroid and correct frequency of application?

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