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Principles of Management of Atopic Dermatitis Effective management must address 4 major issues: Skin barrier: Repairing the barrier through hydration and emollients Inflammation: Use of an anti-inflammatory agent, either topical or systemic In most cases, this is usually a topical corticosteroid Address secondary infection, commonly by Staphylococcus aureus (impetiginization) and sometimes by herpes simplex virus […]