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Volume 37 - Number 6
November-December 2011

Efficacy and Safety Considerations in Topical Treatments For Atopic Dermatitis
Noreen Heer Nicol

As no cure exists for atopic dermatitis, the goals of treatment include reducing symptoms and prolonging periods between flares. Proper skin care can improve skin barrier function, reducing susceptibility to triggers of flares. Topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors may improve symptoms.