What are the costs associated with atopic dermatitis?

There are several costs associated with treating atopic dermatitis. For starters there are doctor visits and prescription drugs costs. It is also likely that you will need to purchase over-the-counter ointments and antihistamines, as well as special skin products, different laundry detergent, and specially formulated moisturizers.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Managing atopic dermatitis costs about $600 per year, according to one analysis. Researchers came up with this estimate by factoring in direct costs of treating atopic dermatitis, including:
  • visits to doctors
  • prescription medications
  • hospitalization, if necessary
The researchers also considered indirect costs, such as:
  • over-the-counter medications
  • creams, ointments, or other skin lubricants
  • lost work time
The $600 annual estimate represents the average cost for treating and caring for atopic dermatitis. Your out-of-pocket costs may be different. If you are concerned about the cost of treatment for your atopic dermatitis, talk to your doctor.

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