Patient Handout

Helping your child with atopic dermatitis

Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

This handout provides some information about treatments for children with atopic dermatitis

Article Extract

What your child should avoid

  • Soap, bubble bath and shampoo
  • Woollen, nylon or furry clothes and items, including wool blankets, toys, bunny rugs, car seat covers, clothes you are wearing when carrying your child
  • Sandpits and sand at the beach
  • Chlorinated water
  • Perfumed products
  • Overheating – for example, wearing tight nylon clothes, using electric blankets, participating in activities like aerobics or athletics
  • Known, proven allergens

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