Severe Itchy Rashes

  • Brian K. Y. ChiaEmail author
  • Emily Y. Gan

Practical Points

  • Mutation of the FLG gene predisposes to early-onset, severe atopic dermatitis that tends to persist into adulthood

  • Use of topical steroids over the face and flexures should be limited to those with mild potency

  • Proactive treatment reduces the risk of relapses as compared to a moisturizer-only strategy

  • Treatment of atopic dermatitis should be directed at improving the epidermal barrier dysfunction to reduce epicutaneous sensitization and preventing the atopic march to forward


Atopic dermatitis Allergic rhinitis Asthma Oral food challenge Specific IgE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Skin CentreSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyKK Women’s and Children’s HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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