What activity restrictions are required for patients with atopic dermatitis (eczema)?

Updated: Mar 13, 2019
  • Author: Brian S Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Advise patients to avoid activities that cause excessive sweating. Also, swimming in an outdoor pool (or wading pool for babies) in summer provides therapeutic benefit by exposing the person to the sun but avoiding the heat.


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