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Diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis

A thorough physical examination of the skin lesions and laboratory examination of the biopsied lesions are useful for diagnosing atopic dermatitis.

The patient’s and family history help to support the diagnosis.

Allergy skin test may be carried out to find the cause as any food or inhalant allergen.

Laboratory cultures are also done to see whether any bacterial or fungal infections are there.


Sush1 Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Turmeric, coconut oil and avocado oil fixes it along with a diet of anti-inflammatory foods/ omega 3.

vinlav Saturday, February 11, 2012

Skin problems also affects on the stomach and on the side of the thighs. Have these problems on the left side of the body. What is it? Am puzzled.....

writes4fun Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Very good information here! One thing I never understand is why blog posts and articles about atopic dermatitis always list the back of the knees and inside the elbows as common locations, but never mention the front of the knees and outside the elbows which is where members of my family most commonly have atopic dermatitis flare ups. I found another good article on this topic: Atopic Eczema

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