Interferon Gamma 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 severe atopic dermatitis, they aren't widely
used because of their inconvenience and expense.
But if you have severe symptoms that have not responded to other
treatments, injections are worth considering.