Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Section 4. Prevention of disease flares and use of adjunctive therapies and approaches

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Dec;71(6):1218-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2014.08.038. Epub 2014 Sep 26.


Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic inflammatory dermatosis that can affect all age groups. This evidence-based guideline addresses important clinical questions that arise in its management. In this final section, treatments for flare prevention and adjunctive and complementary therapies and approaches are reviewed. Suggestions on use are given based on available evidence.

Keywords: aeroallergens; allergy testing; atopic dermatitis; calcineurin inhibitors; complementary therapy; corticosteroids; diet; education; flare; food allergy; topicals.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Dermatitis, Atopic / drug therapy*
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / immunology
  • Dermatitis, Atopic / prevention & control*
  • Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / drug therapy
  • Hypersensitivity / immunology
  • Hypersensitivity / prevention & control
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*


  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Immunosuppressive Agents