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In traditional Chinese Medicine, a combination of creams, baths, teas and pills, is used to calm the immune system in atopic dermatitis.
Dr. John Hanifin, renown dermatologist and expert on atopic dermatitis care, answers your questions about managing eczema.
How do we identify and eliminate irritants and allergens from the skin of patients with eczema? It’s really difficult, especially in kids who have bad eczema. And the reason that it’s hard is because our tests are very imperfect.
Can applying banana peel to the skin relieve eczema symptoms? NEA community member Bob Yates found this unconventional application relieved his itching for hours! Three community members share how they used unexpected methods to ease eczema symptoms.
About 50% of patients with atopic dermatitis report having used alternative and complementary treatments. But what does complementary and alternative medicine mean? And how do you know which natural treatments work for eczema and which ones you should pass on?
“Sometimes it’s my job to tell people what they don’t want to hear. Sometimes there is no easy solution, no speciﬁc food you can avoid to ﬁx this. “
ICER, a nonprofit that conducts independent reviews on clinical effectiveness and value of treatments, found Dupixent to be a “high value” drug for adults with atopic dermatitis.
In March, the FDA approved Dupixent, the first biologic medication for adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. Clinical research investigator Dr Paul Yamauchi answers questions about the new medication.
It is no surprise that more than half of all eczema patients have reported using some form of alternative medicine, and that the majority continues to search for new and better treatment options.
Internet renowned pediatric dermatologist Dr. Richard Aron uses a unique compounded topical to treat eczema patients.