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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis - How to prevent?

Atopic Dermatitis - Causes and Risk Factors


  1. Environmental
    • Changes in climate
    • House dust mites/ dusty environments
    • Heat, sweating
    • Smoking
    • Strong soaps, detergents, bubble baths
    • Pets, carpets, stuff toys

  2. Infections
    • Flu, upper respiratory tract infections
    • Skin infections (eg. Staphylococcus aureus, herpes simplex virus)

  3. Insect/mosquito bites

  4. Vaccinations (However, we do not advise avoiding your child's vaccinations.)

  5. Stress

  6. Scratching (itch-scratch cycle)

  7. The role of food allergy in triggering AD is controversial.

If there is suspicion of a food allergy worsening your child’s AD, discuss this with your doctor, who will determine if further testing or referral to a paediatric allergist is warranted.

Atopic Dermatitis - Diagnosis

Atopic Dermatitis - Preparing for surgery

Atopic Dermatitis - Post-surgery care

Atopic Dermatitis - Other Information

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