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Eczema Health Center

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  1. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - What Happens

    Atopic dermatitis causes repeated attacks of itching and rash that can become quite severe.

  2. 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. ...

  3. Atopic Dermatitis: Taking Care of Your Skin

    Key pointsGood skin care is an essential part of controlling the itch and rash of atopic dermatitis. To help prevent a cycle of worsening itch, scratching, and rash, you can:Keep your skin hydrated and avoid dry skin.Avoid skin irritants. What is atopic dermatitis? Why is skin care important? How do I take care of my skin? Where can I learn more about skin care for atopic dermatitis?Return to ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ..

  6. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Exams and Tests

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

  7. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview

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

  8. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - What Increases Your Risk

    The major risk factor for atopic dermatitis is having a family history of the condition.

  9. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Other Treatment

    Severe atopic dermatitis may be treated by exposing affected skin to ultraviolet (UV) light.

  10. Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Treatment Overview

    Although there is no cure for atopic dermatitis, it can be controlled with preventive measures and medications.

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