Diet and Dermatology Series

Diet and Atopic Dermatitis


The pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) is a combination of impaired skin barrier, inflammation/immune dysfunction, and environmental triggers. Young children can develop what is known as the “atopic march”, which is the development of food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma in children with atopic dermatitis. The role of diet in AD has become an increasingly popular topic as patients try to reduce their exposures to medications. Here, we evaluate the evidence for the role of diet including elimination diets and if food allergies have a role in atopic dermatitis.

About this course

Skill level: All levels
Estimated time to complete activity: 30 min
Release date: May 22, 2019
Expiration date: May 21, 2020


American Medical Association(AMA), California Board of Registered Nursing(CBRN)


Atopic dermatitis is a common condition among infants and children but it can persist into adulthood a well. Atopic dermatitis is marked by inflammation and itching of the skin that can lead to chronic skin infections and poor sleep. This activity covers the role of dietary supplements such as probiotics in modulating atopic dermatitis. This article also reviews the role of food sensitivity in atopic dermatitis.


Adrianne Pan

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This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and LearnHealth, Inc.

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