With a well integrated, medically monitored plan of care, symptoms of neurodermatitis can be effectively controlled, and the risk of developing complications, such as lesions and cellulitis can be minimized. A good treatment plan is individualized to a person's medical history, severity of neurodermatitis, the specific triggers, and other factors. A combination of treatments that include lifestyle changes, counseling, medications and specialized dressings are the most effective way to best control neurodermatitis. Treatment of neurodermatitis begins with prevention of flare-ups by avoiding exposure to irritants and allergens that trigger outbreaks and by minimizing skin dryness. Typical skin irritants and allergens include soaps, chemicals, cleaning products, weeds, and some metals, such as nickel. Skin dryness can be avoided or treated by using a perfume-free moisturizer, avoiding scratchy clothes, and using a home humidifier. Other important steps include avoiding alcohol and caffeine, using mild soaps, not over washing or scrubbing skin, and avoiding hot tubs, steam baths, saunas and chlorinated swimming pools. People with severe allergies may need treatment with allergy shots. Treatment also includes therapies and interventions that help to break the itch-scratch-itch cycle that causes in skin inflammation. Treatment may include applying special dressings that are impregnated with medications, such as a corticosteroid cream. Wet dressings may also be used. Ice bags or cool wet compresses may be helpful to help relieve itching. It may be recommended that showering and bathing be limited to avoid drying of the skin. When bathing occurs, taking an oatmeal bath and using oatmeal soap, such as Aveeno, may be recommended. Counseling can help to identify and mediate stress and anxiety , which can worsen neurodermatitis. The itch-scratch-itch cycle may be also treated with oral corticosteroid drugs, which reduce inflammation, and an oral antihistamine, which reduces itching. These medications can have side effects, so they should only be taken under the direction of a health care clinician. Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat secondary bacterial infection and cellulitis .
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