The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reports that atopic dermatitis cannot be cured, but may be controlled with medications like antibiotics, antihistamines and topical creams. Non-medical treatments, such as dietar... More »

Studies on the epidemiology of atopic dermatitis indicate that the prevalence of this disease has increased over the past 30 years and currently affects 10 to 20 percent of children and 1 to 3 percent of adults, accordin... More »

Visiting a health professional is the most definitive way to identify a rash, although Mayo Clinic offers descriptions and images. Atopic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, drug rashes, miliaria, intertrigo, lichen planus and... More »

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