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How effective is phototherapy for curing atopic dermatitis?

How effective is phototherapy for curing atopic dermatitis?

Treatment not cure: Phototherapy will likely bring about improvement( it did in 81% of patients in one study), but when the treatments are stopped, the symptoms will gradually recur. To continue to receive benefits, a maintenance program is necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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How effective is puva for dermatitis?

How effective is puva for dermatitis?

UVB better choice: Puva is effective for treatment of certain skin diseases such as psoriasis and vitiligo but it has been replaced with uvb light therapy mainly due to the higher risk of skin cancer with puva compared to uvb. Since narrow band uvb therapy has been shown to be just as effective if not more than puva with less risk of skin cancer and side-effects, uvb is considered a better option. ...Read more

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Is psoral cream good for treating psoriasis?

Is psoral cream good for treating psoriasis?

Psoral cream: Is the creation of a dermatologist in peru that consists (according to its website) petroleum jelly, vitamin a, pine oil based salvia, nicotinic acid, etc & water from the dead sea (which contains many minerals) found no medical studies, just anecdotal testaments. Expensive. Has oily consistency with disagreeable odor. Ask your dermatologist if (s)he knows of this product & if it's effective. ...Read more

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Is elidel (pimecrolimus) an effective medication for vitiligo?

Is elidel (pimecrolimus) an effective medication for vitiligo?

YES: Phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light. A dermatologist performs this treatment. Medicines applied to the skin, such as: corticosteroid creams or ointments, immunosuppressant creams or ointments, such as pimecrolimus (e), methoxsalen, skin graft, and lastly, several cover-up makeups or skin dyes can mask vitiligo. ...Read more

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Is fougera mometasone furoate cream effective in treating keratosis pilaris?

Is fougera mometasone furoate cream effective in treating keratosis pilaris?

Yes: Topical steroids like this are effective in this condition. Also moisturizing cream (like kera lotion or eucerin) can also help. ...Read more

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Which corticosteroid ointment is best for eczema.

Which corticosteroid ointment is best for eczema.

Depends on Severity: For mild eczema you might be able to get away with just over the counter hydrocortisone. For mild eczema desonide is great, can be used on face. For moderate eczema I like triamcinolone. Talk to your physician so that you know what level of severity of eczema you have and what topical corticosteroid ointment is best for you. Make sure to moisturize daily with fragrance free moisturizure. ...Read more

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Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

Is lindane lotion for scabies treatment safe to use?

It has side effects: and should not be used if you have a history of seizures, but it works, so discuss side effects with your doctor, and if it's the medication you need, be aware of side effects most are rare ...Read more

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Is using erythromycin tablets effective for perioral dermatitis ?

Is using erythromycin tablets effective for perioral dermatitis ?

Perioral Dermatitis: yes, this can be an effective treatment. It usually takes a prolonged tapering course of antibiotics to treat this condition. ...Read more

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How effective is halobetasol (Halonate) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is halobetasol (Halonate) for treating sarcoidosis?

Halobetasol: Halobetasol is a topical steroid and probably only effective for cutaneous (skin) related Sarcoidosis. There are many skin manifestations like erythema nodosum to psoriasis-like plaques and skin biopsy is often necessary to establish sarcoidosis and Rx options. Sarcoidosis affects many organs like the lung, nervous system, and kidney systems, and in these scenarios, a topical steroid is not helpfu ...Read more

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Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

No: Itraconazole is an antifungal drug and will not treat seborrehic dermatitis, if that is what you have. It would be prudent to see a doctor, especially a dermatologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more

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Any effective moistrizers for atopic dermititis?

Any effective moistrizers for atopic dermititis?

Yes: The most important trick is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing which you are encouraged to do (this is in contrast with older recommendations). I personally prefer ulactin which contains equivalents of the body's own moisturizer. However cervave and others have their own fans. There are also great rx moisturizers but at $75 or more for 2-3 oz- mostly unaffordable. ...Read more

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Can dovonex (calcipotriene) cream be used for psorasis?

Can dovonex (calcipotriene) cream be used for psorasis?

Yes: Psoriasis is the main use for dovonex (calcipotriene) cream. It works best when used with prescription strength topical steroids. ...Read more

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How effective is fluocinonide (Vanos) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is fluocinonide (Vanos) for treating sarcoidosis?

Here are some...: There was a similar Q about Colbex; the answer to Colebex is totally applicable for fluocinonide (Vanos). Both are potent topical corticosteroid for itchy skin from eczema including atopic dermatitis, allergies, psoriasis, rashes, etc. Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease; systemic use of steroid is a part of general measure treating a slew of diseases with vague etiology. More? Ask the treating doc. ...Read more

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I have nasty eczema. How effective is elidel (pimecrolimus)?

I have nasty eczema. How effective is elidel (pimecrolimus)?

Somewhat: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat eczema. It works best on mild to moderate eczema and when chronic treatment is needed. For moderate to severe eczema, often a more potent topical steroid cream is used to get the rash under control before switching to the safer, but weaker elidel. ...Read more

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How effective is clobetasol (Clobex) for treating sarcoidosis?

How effective is clobetasol (Clobex) for treating sarcoidosis?

Here are some...: Clobex contains potent steroid for easing itch from psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, not for sarcoidosis as I have known of. So, Ask your doc for detail and clarification or to http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-76705-548/clobex-topical/clobetasolspray-topical/details. Best wish... ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used dovonex (calcipotriene) 0.005% solution for scalp psoriasis?

Yes: This is a medication that has some relief..I suggest you add a topical steroid for any reddness...Dovonex (calcipotriene) helps more with scale. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more