Most people know atopic dermatitis by its common name, eczema—that dry, flaky skin that itches incessantly. Along with the scratching comes frequent skin infections, often with Staphylococcus aureus.

S. aureus skin infections can look like pimples, boils, or red, swollen, and painful skin eruptions. It can mutate in response to constant treatment with different antibiotics to become MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection.

Relief from infections may come from a soothing moisturizer, but not just any lotion.

A team led by Dr… more

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