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what are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for atopic dermatitis

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
51 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
"efficacy vs safety": The best overall treatment for atopic dermatitis is proper use of moisturiers which have no side effects but are not as effective as topical steroids ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Advantages: Sorry, there are no disadvantages for treating eczema. See your doctor for appropriate topical and oral therapy. Also, allergy testing can help becaus ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Atopic dermatitis: Many factors contribute to this problem like skin barrier, allergies, infection... Keeping your skin moist by applying skin lotion many times a day, a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Many options: Several options include dilute bleach baths, cortisone creams or ointment, antihistamines to relieve the itch and if it is severe enough oral medicati ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturize/cortisone: To treat mild or moderate atopic dermatitis, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Moisturizer/steroid: If you look at eczema as a problem with inflammation and dryness, you define what you are treating more easily. Whether it's mild or severe, you shoul ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Atopic dermatitis: Mild atopic dermatitis or eczema can be treated by a variety of otc meds . Most of these are moisturizing or hydrating agents. They need to be use reg ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
Ceramide creams: The molecular defect in eczema skin is in the proper generation of barriers. Ceramides are found to be deficient in eczema skin. In addition to topica ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Other diagnosis: Atopic dermatitis typically begins in childhood. A new diagnosis of atopic dermatitis at age 50 is possible, but a dermatologist would be helpful in ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye drips: Ocular allergies can be very uncomfortable. Recommended meds include topical anti -allergies such as Patanol or Bepreve (bepotastine besilate) ( presc ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
They're related: Atopy is the medical term lay folks equate with "allergy". It's a general term. Atopic dermatitis is a particular form of atopy. Specifically it's an ... Read More
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