Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema as it is also known is the most common form of this skin disease. Many people will develop atopic dermatitis at an early age very often as a baby but can this ailment be cured successfully or merely managed with treatment.
As scientific understanding of the human body increases doctors and scientists are every day understanding more about the skin and its common diseases. The skin is the largest organ of the human body and a disease that affects such a large organ can lead to physical disorders in the rest of the body.
Many suffers of atopic dermatitis feel stuck with a life sentence of suffering as they cannot seem to get rid of the disease. It will often effect patients for many years. However there are many people who have overcome the disease successfully.
Modern drugs and treatments are being developed every year that can tackle this disease more and more successfully. Modern steroid drugs are very often used to combat dermatitis and eczema. Steroids as a drug are successful in helping skin complaints but as a powerful drug do come with some side effects which in many cases can be worse than the original complaint.
This leads to the question, can dermatitis be cured or simply kept under control? The answer to this it would seem is both options. As detailed before some people will over come their ailment where as others will be suffering the disease for many years.
It is often the case of finding the correct cure for each individual. A person may have to try several medicines, creams and drugs before finding a combination that works for them. Doctors have at their disposal a vast amount of treatments to choose from. This can often lead to an element of luck in finding an effective long-term cure but once the correct combination of treatments have been found very often the sufferer will quickly find relief from the disorder.
Today many people are turning to natural remedies in the fight against dermatitis and eczema and as these cures tend to have far fewer side effects than modern powerful drugs even when they sometimes may not be as effective they are seen as a better option.