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May I ask for information about treatments and products for Atopic Dermatitis?

I attach pictures of my condition.

Patricia

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Dear Patricia,

The following is a list of most commons treatments for Atopic Dermatitis:


++ Immunosuppressants or immunomodulators, A class of nonsteroidal medications such as tacrolimus (Protopic) and pimecrolimus (Elidel).The Food and Drug Administration recommends that Elidel and Protopic be used only when other treatments have failed,.

++ Hydrocortisone-containing lotions.

++ Clobex® (clobetasol propionate). A super-potent topical steroid .

++ Cytokines. Chemicals produced by cells that take care of unwanted infections and altered cells, in order to communicate and orchestrate the attack.

++ Emollients. Because of the nature of their fairly short-lived effects, have to be applied in plentiful amounts.

++ Steroid creams reduce skin inflammations and are still the mainstay approach of many practitioners.

++ Willow-Herb (Epilobium hirsutum).With A potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory activity.

++ Tea Tree Oil, which is an antiseptic, a fungicide, and a mild solvent.

++ Cardiospermum Halicacabum, In traditional. medicine in Africa and Asia it is used dermally.

++ Aloe Vera. A vast research has been done on aloe vera and proved to be very effective and significant in the treatment of skin disorders.

++ Hyaluronic Acid. In skin tissue, hyaluronic acid is a jelly-like substance that fills the space between collagen and elastin fibres

++ Melaleuca alternifolia oil. Melaleuca oil is very effective in quite low dilutions, so the undiluted oil never has to come into contact with the skin. Even so, it is important to patch test the oil or product on a small area of skin, before it is used fully.

++ Light therapy, which involves exposing your skin to controlled amounts of natural or artificial light.

++ Diet restriction avoiding alcohol, coffee, spicy foods, dairy products, seafood, and red meats.

++ A great deal of time in deep sleep and intense exercise to extenuation.

++ In some cases, the best treatment is to do nothing to the area.

There is promising preliminary support from laboratory, animal, and human studies that topical aloe gel has immunomodulatory properties that may improve wound healing and skin inflammation.

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