What is included in ED treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD)?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: Cassandra Bradby, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

Many patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) present to the ED during acute exacerbation. Therapy is targeted toward alleviation of pruritus and prevention of scratching. ED physicians must also look for signs and symptoms of bacterial superinfection and treat accordingly.


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