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  1. Understanding Eczema -- the Basics

    WebMD gives you the basics on eczema, a common skin condition.

  2. Understanding Eczema -- Symptoms

    Eczema causes red, itchy skin. Learn more about the symptoms of eczema from WebMD.

  3. How Is Eczema Diagnosed and Treated?

    Learn more from WebMD about how eczema is diagnosed and treated.

  4. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Symptoms

    The main symptom of atopic dermatitis is itching. The itching can be severe and persistent, especially at night. Scratching the affected area of skin usually causes a rash.

  5. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview

    Cyclosporine (such as Neoral) suppresses the immune system (immunosuppressant) and is used to treat severe cases of adult atopic dermatitis that haven't responded to other treatments. By blocking the body's inflammation process,this oral medicine can effectively control atopic dermatitis itch and rash. Short-term treatment with cyclosporine works well in both adults and children. Cyclosporine ...

  6. Coal Tar for Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview

    Coal tar is applied to the skin to reduce the itching of atopic dermatitis. It is not as strong as a corticosteroid and can be used as a "bridge therapy" from a stronger medicine when symptoms have improved. Coal tar may also be used for treatment of thick skin ( lichenified ) if other treatment is not effective. Coal tar is available as a gel,cream,or ointment or as a solution for the bath. ...

  7. Phototherapy for Atopic Dermatitis

    Phototherapy is the supervised use of ultraviolet (UV) light to treat skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis. Ultraviolet B (UVB), ultraviolet A (UVA), or a combination of UVB and UVA may be used during therapy.During phototherapy, you stand in a booth that contains light tubes that give off UV light. Goggles should be worn to protect your eyes during treatment. Men need to shield their ...

  8. Psoralen Plus Ultraviolet Light Therapy (PUVA) for Atopic Dermatitis

    Photochemotherapy, or PUVA, is a combination of ultraviolet A (UVA) light therapy and a psoralen medication, which makes the skin more sensitive to the ultraviolet light. PUVA can be an effective treatment for severe atopic dermatitis.Examples of psoralens include methoxsalen (Oxsoralen) and trioxsalen (Trisoralen).A psoralen medication is taken 1½ to 2 hours before exposure to UVA light. This ..

  9. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Prevention

    If your baby is at risk for developing atopic dermatitis because you or other family members have it or other allergies, these steps may help prevent a rash or reduce its severity.

  10. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Topic Overview

    Atopic dermatitis is a long - lasting (chronic) skin condition that causes intense itching and then a red, raised rash.

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