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Your daughter is suffering from Atopic dermatitis
. Atopic eczema
is associated with red itchy rash usually over limbs,face, neck(mostly over skin folds). Atopic individuals have sensitive skin which will develop eczema due to a lot of external and internal triggers. The triggers might be dust, extreme heat or cold, certain food stuffs, woolen clothes, insect bites
etc. The barrier function of the skin is not normal. A moisturizing lotion like cetaphil
lotion is a must on a daily basis and reapply it 2-3 times according to the dryness. It helps to restore barrier function. Use very mild cleanser for bath like cetaphil sensitive cleanser. Do not use very hot or cold water for bath, luke warm water is alright. Give her an antihistamine syrup at night like hydroxyzine
for the itching so that she is comfortable. Topical steroids
should be used under supervision of dermatologist
. Topical steroid cream might be indicated to bring the eczema down if it is severe. Elocon is a mid potent steroid and taper it and stop once the rash subsides. But you need to follow the precautionary measures so that a relapse won't occur.
Atopic dermatitis requires frequent follow ups, so consulting an experienced dermatologist and regular visits as advised is essential.
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