The atopic dermatitis treatment aims first on the rehydration of the skin with moisturisers to prevent dry skin, which is responsible for the intense itching. Then medication is administered, under the guidance of a dermatologist, e.g. antihistamines to control itching, antibiotics to fight secondary infections, and local corticosteroids ( in the form of cream or ointment) or local inhibitors to control the disease.
In persistent cases Phototherapy can be used with excellent results and without any side effect as it is a therapy with light.