Emollients…the Mainstay of Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

Emollients…the Mainstay of Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory skin disease characterised by a decreased skin barrier function that is caused by multiple factors.1 Restoration of the skin barrier promotes optimal hydration and prevents the penetration of external agents that cause worsening of atopy symptoms. Emollients are the main treatment for all grades of AD.

Modern Medicine – April/May 2019