I don't have atopic dermatitis, but have had other skin issues that first made their appearance in childhood, as well as allergy issues, so, I have always been interested in health information and treatment, both allopathic and non-allopathic. Some of these allergic/inflammatory issues can be very, very stubborn. The following link shares good news on a possible atopic dermatitis chinese herbal treatment from a prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial involving patients with severe, intractable, atopic dermatitis.
For those who have allergy/skin issues, you might find the source worth following. He twitters as well.
And here's a nice education link about atopic dermatitis and all its types..