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If you have atopic dermatitis—a form of eczema—flare-ups of red, itchy, flaky patches on the skin can be common year-round. Here's what to know about choosing and using moisturizers, a mainstay of maintenance therapy for this skin condition.
Phototherapy (treatment with ultraviolet light) can be a safe and effective alternative to topical or systemic treatments for this skin condition, in which an immune system malfunction causes skin cells to reproduce too quickly.