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Does phototherapy (ultraviolet light therapy) help treat eczema?

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Phototherapy (ultraviolet light therapy) may help if your eczema is moderate to severe and cream medications haven’t worked. Keep in mind that using this type of treatment for a long time can make you more likely to get skin cancer.

From: How to Manage Eczema on the Face WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: “Seborrhoeic dermatitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Association: “Eczema Causes and Triggers.”

National Health Service (UK): “Atopic eczema - Treatment.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics),” "Treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema),” "Management of severe refractory atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Society (UK): “Adult Seborrhoeic,” “Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors (TCIs),” “Facial eczema.”

MedlinePlus: “Atopic dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 29, 2017

SOURCES:

DermNet New Zealand: “Seborrhoeic dermatitis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Association: “Eczema Causes and Triggers.”

National Health Service (UK): “Atopic eczema - Treatment.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) (Beyond the Basics),” "Treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema),” "Management of severe refractory atopic dermatitis (eczema).”

National Eczema Society (UK): “Adult Seborrhoeic,” “Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors (TCIs),” “Facial eczema.”

MedlinePlus: “Atopic dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 29, 2017

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