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Management of Atopic Dermatitis

The skin functions as a barrier against the environment, preventing water loss, infection and physical damage. Atopic dermatitis presents as dry, irritable skin which results in disruption of the skin's barrier function. This leads to itch, dermatitis, and infection. Therefore, management of the disease involves preventive treatments such as skin moisturization and avoidance of skin irritants, as well as symptomatic treatment of the lesions. However, patient compliance is an important component of treatment. Management of atopic dermatitis must, as a rule, be continued intermittently over several years.


Skin Moisturization

Short baths, in lukewarm water containing bath oil, are useful both for cleansing and hydrating the skin. However, soaps and detergents may act as irritants by removing the natural lipid from the skin surface. A cleansing cream may, therefore, be used as a soap substitute to cleanse the skin. Extreme or skin-irritating cleansing procedures should be avoided. After bathing, pat the skin dry as opposed to rubbing it. Frequent and liberal use of emollients provides a surface lipid film, which prevents water loss from the skin surface. Emollients are most effective when applied immediately after bathing.


Avoid Skin Irritation:

The skin of individuals with atopic dermatitis is often highly sensitive to irritation. Extremes of temperature should be avoided, nails should be kept short and scratching avoided. Irritant clothing such as wool and fully synthetic textiles should not be worn next to the skin. Some sources suggest that emollients with as little artificial fragrance and chemical stabilizers are most appropriate.


Treatment of Lesions

Symptomatic treatment is primarily directed at inflammation of the lesions and involves topical corticosteroids. However, patients with atopic dermatitis often have large numbers of bacteria on their skin, particularly S. aureus which is not normally found on the skin. The presence of these bacteria may provoke the symptoms of dermatitis.


What is Fucidin H?

Fucidin H is a combination of the mild potency corticosteroid, hydrocortisone acetate, and the antibiotic fusidic acid. The hydrocortisone component reduces inflammation while fusidic acid eliminates S. aureus which may prevent provocation and/or worsening of dermatitis.


Indication

Fucidin H is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderately severe atopic dermatitis where S. aureus is suspected as a contributing factor. The presence of S. aureus may be associated with crusting of lesions and/or erythema. Fucidin H has antibacterial activity which results in the eradication of S. aureus from the skin lesions of atopic dermatitis. In addition, Fucidin H also has anti-inflammatory activity.


Dosage and Administration

Fucidin H should be applied 3 times daily (or as prescribed by your doctor) and gently massaged into the affected areas. The treatment period is generally 2 weeks, shorter if symptoms improve.


Precautions

Contact your doctor if there are no signs of improvement after 14 days of treatment.

Use only as directed and for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Application to extensive areas, too frequent or prolonged application or application under occlusive (plastic) dressings may lead to adverse effects associated with topical hydrocortisone. Thinning of the skin at the site of application, striae (streaks or red lines in the skin) or telangiectasia (marks on the skin due to dilation of small blood vessels) may develop following prolonged or excessive use, particularly on skin folds and on the face.

Fucidin H should not be used in or near the eye because of irritation or the possibility of glaucoma.

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant during treatment with Fucidin H. Inform your physician if you are breast-feeding or intend to breast-feed. Report any signs of local adverse reactions to your physician.


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