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There are a number of different complementary and alternative (CAM) approaches that have been used to treat atopic dermatitis, in part because the disorder is so widespread among children. In fact, infantile eczema is one of the most common condit...[read article]

Tests for Atopic Dermatitis

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An allergy test is an exam performed by a trained allergy specialist to determine if your body has an allergic reaction to a known substance. The exam can be in the...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Intradermal Tests
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An allergy test is an exam performed by a trained allergy specialist to determine if your body has an allergic reaction to a known substance. The exam can be in the...  More
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A skin lesion biopsy is a simple medical procedure in which a sample of your skin is removed and tested in a laboratory. The sample taken during a biopsy is often v...  More
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An allergy test is an exam performed by a trained allergy specialist to determine if your body has an allergic reaction to a known substance. The exam can be in the...  More
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Medical Procedures for Atopic Dermatitis

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Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of a specialized machine to emit only a specific wavelength of the light spectrum. Light therapy consists of e...  More
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Behavior Therapy
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Ultraviolet Therapy
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Prescribed Medications for Atopic Dermatitis

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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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HYDROXYZINE (hye DROX i zeen) is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms. It is also used to treat anxiety and tension. This medicine can ...  More
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TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to reduce swelling and ulcers in the mouth. It helps treat and relieve mouth sores that are not ...  More
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HYDROCORTISONE (hye droe KOR ti sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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CLOBETASOL (kloe BAY ta sol) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to treat itching, redness, and swelling caused by some skin conditions.  More
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COAL TAR (kohl tahr) is used on the scalp to treat dandruff and other conditions including psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.  More
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FLUOCINONIDE (floo oh SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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ALCLOMETASONE (al kloe MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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BETAMETHASONE (bay ta METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to treat swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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FLUOCINOLONE (floo oh SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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FLUTICASONE (floo TIK a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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HALOBETASOL (hal oh BAY ta sol) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching.  More
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AMCINONIDE is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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DESONIDE (DES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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DESOXIMETASONE (des ox i MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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DIFLORASONE (dye FLOR a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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DOXEPIN (DOX e pin) is used on the skin to treat itching caused by certain types of skin disorders.  More
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HALCINONIDE (hal SIN oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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MOMETASONE (moe MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Atopic Dermatitis

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DIPHENHYDRAMINE (dye fen HYE dra meen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction. It is also used to treat Parkinson's dise...  More
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HYDROCORTISONE (hye droe KOR ti sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions.  More
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COAL TAR (kohl tahr) is used on the scalp to treat dandruff and other conditions including psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.  More
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Self Care for Atopic Dermatitis

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A low allergen diet eliminates foods and food additives that may trigger an allergic reaction. By removing the triggers, symptoms associated with the food allergy m...  More
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A sitz bath is a warm, shallow bath that cleanses the perineum (the space between the rectum and the vulva or scrotum). A sitz bath can be used for everyday persona...  More
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Use Oil-Free Soaps and Cleansers
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Herbs and Supplements for Atopic Dermatitis What's this?

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Borage ( Borago officinalis ) is an herb native to Syria that has spread throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. Borage flowers and leaves may be eaten and bo...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Extracts of Hypericum perforatum L. (St. John's wort) have been recommended traditionally for a wide range of medical conditions. The most common modern-day us...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Evening primrose oil (EPO) contains an omega-6 essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is believed to be the active ingredient. EPO has been studied...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is a dietary omega-6 fatty acid found in many plant oil extracts. Commercial products are typically made from seed extracts from evening ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Borage ( Borago officinalis ) is an herb native to Syria that has spread throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. Borage flowers and leaves may be eaten and bo...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Extracts of fern species (family Polypodiaceae) have been used traditionally for numerous indications, most commonly in South America and Europe. The South American...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The grapefruit was first described in the 1750s as the forbidden fruit of Barbados. It was introduced to Florida in the 1820s. Most grapefruit in the United States ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The medicinally used part of licorice is the root and dried rhizome of the low-growing shrub Glycyrrhiza glabra . Currently, most licorice is produced in Greece, Tu...  More
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Lactobacilli are bacteria that normally live in the human small intestine and vagina. Lactobacillus acidophilus is generally considered to be beneficial because it ...  More
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Zemaphyte® is a produced in the United Kingdom. The remedy contains licorice and nine other herbs. Zemaphyte® is most commonly used to treat steroid resis...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Atopic Dermatitis What's this?

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The practice of acupuncture originated in China 5,000 years ago. Today it is widely used throughout the world and is one of the main pillars of Chinese medicine. Th...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Biofeedback is a purported technique for helping an individual become conscious of otherwise unconscious body processes. Through conveying information about blood p...  More
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Relaxation techniques include behavioral therapeutic approaches that differ widely in philosophy, methodology, and practice. The primary goal is usually non-directe...  More
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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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