Daily Skin Care (Critical to Prevent or Minimize Flare-ups)

Gentle Bathing

Aggressive Moisturizing

Other Tips

What to Do When Flaring

Topical Medications

Oral Medications

Infection

Bleach Baths

Bleach baths are an inexpensive and easy way of reducing the amount of bacteria, including Staph Aureus, on the skin. If skin gets too dry from these baths, rinse off more thoroughly after bathing or reduce the amount of bleach added to the tub.

Instructions for Wet Dressings

Wet dressings are an intensive regiment to control severe skin dryness and irritation. This is a short-term solution, and aims to make the patient more comfortable and calm down inflammation to that more traditional, less time-intensive treatments can be used instead. This technique will greatly increase the strength of the topical medication and should only be used as prescribed.

Getting Ready

Applying the Dressings

Remove the dressings, and reapply a thin coat of steroid cream to all of the affected areas as prescribed.