Through a skin check, analysis of your medical history, and your symptoms, your doctor can diagnose atopic dermatitis without the need for laboratory tests but may require patch tests to identify allergens or some additional test to make sure that there are no other skin conditions that can make eczema worse.
Being a chronic disease, even without appearing frequently, it usually has intense periodical outbreaks, so the treatment is for several years or for life, and even so, it is necessary to monitor it to modify it if required.
In addition to lifelong personal hygiene and care habits, treatment may include topical and oral medications to control symptoms such as inflammation, itching, and irritation, and regenerate damaged skin and fight infections.
- Use bandages with topical corticosteroids and various moisturizers: they will help keep the skin moist, and reduce inflammation, itching, and burning.
- Phototherapy: it is used as a complement in cases of patients who do not have good results with medications and hygiene habits.
- Psychology: there are patients whose self-esteem and confidence are diminished, so they require psychological support to learn to live with this disease so that it does not affect their quality of life.
- Meditation, yoga, or relaxation techniques: the itching and discomfort tend to cause nervousness and anxiety, which is why practicing any of these disciplines helps us calm down and not despair with the symptoms, avoiding scratching.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.