It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Dermatitis Herpetiformis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Atopic Eczema.
Treatments aim at controlling the condition. Atomic dermatitis can be tenacious and controlling it can take months or years. Medications range from corticosteroids, creams as well as antibacterial remedies. Atopic dermatitis can not be diagnosed by a single test. Diagnosis is often made by eliminating other conditions with similar symptoms. A review of the symptoms and severity can help the doctor make the diagnosis.