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Eczema Health Center

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Cyclosporine for Atopic Dermatitis - Topic Overview

Cyclosporine (such as Neoral) is used to treat severe cases of adult atopic dermatitis that haven't responded to other treatments. It suppresses the immune system. By blocking the body's inflammation process, this oral medicine can help control itching and rash.

Short-term treatment with cyclosporine works well in both adults and children. This medicine can cause serious side effects, such as high blood pressure and kidney problems. So your doctor will watch your treatment closely.

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Eczema Symptoms and Diagnosis

Could your itchy rash be a symptom of eczema? Perhaps. Eczema, also called dermatitis, is a term that covers many types of inflammatory skin problems. The rashes tend to come and go, and often run in families. Some experts estimate that eczema affects a third of the world's people at some time in their lives. The best way to know for sure if you have eczema is to see a doctor. Until you make that appointment, however, check out this list of common eczema symptoms.

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As soon as a person quits taking this medicine, the skin problem often comes back.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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