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    1. Is Eczema in Kids Linked to Allergies and Asthma?

      A look at the connection between allergies, asthma, and your child's eczema.

    2. 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 ..

    3. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Health Tools

      Healthwise information on skin care for atopic dermatitis.

    4. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Exams and Tests

      Most cases of atopic dermatitis can be diagnosed from a medical history and a physical exam.

    5. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - When To Call a Doctor

      When to call your health professional if you or your child has atopic dermatitis.

    6. 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 ...

    7. Cyclosporine 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. ...

    8. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - 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.

    9. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Topic Overview

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

    10. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview

      Interferon gamma is a medicine that reduces the body's immune reaction. When injected under the skin surface (subcutaneously),interferon gamma significantly improves atopic dermatitis symptoms for 4 out of 5 people. 1 A common side effect is flu-like illness during the early days of treatment. Although interferon gamma injections are considered safe and effective for many people who have ...

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