What nonmedical measures may be helpful in the management of atopic dermatitis (eczema)?

Updated: Aug 02, 2019
  • Author: Brian S Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Nonmedical measures that may be helpful include the following:

  • Using soft clothing (eg, cotton) next to the skin; wool products should be avoided

  • Maintaining mild temperatures, particularly at night

  • Using a humidifier (cool mist) in both winter and summer

  • Washing clothes in a mild detergent, with no bleach or fabric softener

  • Avoiding specific foods as appropriate if there is concomitant food allergy

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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