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  1. Oral Antihistamines for Atopic Dermatitis

    Drug details for Oral antihistamines for atopic dermatitis.

  2. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Medications

    Topical corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone, betamethasone, and fluticasone propionate) are the most common and effective treatment for atopic dermatitis.

  3. 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. ...

  4. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Home Treatment

    People with atopic dermatitis have overly sensitive skin, so it is important that you take care of your skin.

  5. Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Other Treatment

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

  6. Topical Corticosteroids for Atopic Dermatitis

    Drug details for Topical corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis.

  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. Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors for Atopic Dermatitis

    Drug details for Topical calcineurin inhibitors for atopic dermatitis.

  10. Oral Corticosteroids for Atopic Dermatitis

    Drug details for Oral corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis.

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