Dr. JAN DUTZ PATIENT EDUCATION PLATFORM

Dr. Dutz is a Professor at UBC and a scientist with the Child and Family Research Institute and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

Dr. Jan Dutz MD, FRCPC Rheumatologist Understanding Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that commonly starts before the age of five. It is associated with scaly rashes that can be almost anywhere on the skin, and it is associated with significant itch. This is a condition that comes and goes, but essentially is chronic.

Dr. Jan Dutz MD, FRCPC Rheumatologist Treating Atopic Dermatitis

We treat atopic dermatitis by trying to avoid triggers that make the skin drier and itchier, and that can include using soaps that have too much perfume in them, soaps that are too harsh, exposure to things like wool or drying environments. We also try to improve the skin barrier, and we try to improve that by using moisturizers. Patients with atopic dermatitis should use moisturizers daily, and preferably twice daily. In areas where they get inflammation, we can treat that inflammation with topical medicines.

Dr. JAN DUTZ PATIENT EDUCATION PLATFORM

Dr. Dutz is a Professor at UBC and a scientist with the Child and Family Research Institute and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.