There is no known way to keep from getting atopic dermatitis in the first place. But if a person has the condition, it often is possible to minimize the number of outbreaks by avoiding triggers. These triggers fall into four basic categories:
Atopic dermatitis is a highly individual disease. Some patients are sensitive to many triggers; others react to only one. It is important for patients to work closely with their healthcare providers to identify their own particular triggers.
Last reviewed on 10/21/09
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