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Does Light Therapy Work For Eczema
Yes: Ulraviolet light (uva-1) can cause a significant improvement of both objective and subjective signs of dyshidrotic eczema  1. Polderman, m. C. A., govaert, j. C. M., le cessie, s. And pavel, s. (2003), a double-blind placebo-controlled trial of uva-1 in the treatment of dyshidrotic eczema. Clinical and experimental dermatology, 28: 584–587. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms 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
Yes, but ...: While in recent years the blue light wavelengths were thought to be most effective, recent research shows that they may also speed the development of macular degeneration, a potentially eyesight-threatening disease. Do your research and ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, if used w/ ALA: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) will help reduce sebaceous gland oil production and improve acne flares. It's effective if used with alpha-aminolevulanic acid (ala), a prescription topical agent applied by your doctor before activation by the led light. This usually requires a series of 3-4 treatments. This procedure, unfortunately, is generally not covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sucker bait: Colored light therapy is decades old. There's just enough scientific jargon that the practitioner can use to make people believe that this fun-therapy might work. It's an amusing placebo. If you can take and want the oral contraceptive pill, it's likely to clear you; otherwise, start with topical benzoyl peroxide with Clindamycin or something similar your doctor can rx. You deserve to be acne-free. ...Read more
No: The warmth from the light will feel good. As the injury heals stretching and strengthening are needed. ...Read more
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