Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, is a chronic and extremely itchy skin inflammation, wherein scratching aggravates the condition of the rash, leading to redness, swelling, cracking, "weeping" clear fluid, and eventually, crusting and scaling.
Eczema is most often found in areas known as ďflexures,Ē such as the back of the knees, front of the elbows, and behind the ears, where the skin folds back on itself. Children are more susceptible to eczema of a family member has had allergic conditions like asthma or hay fever in the past. Complications occur when infection develops due to excessive scratching on the affected area.
Common triggers are extremes in temperature, irritation to wool and synthetic fabrics, ingredients in soaps and strong detergents, certain foods like wheat and dairy products, and environmental irritants such as pollens, house dust mites, animal dander (scales or fur).

List of Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Treatments:

Phototherapy

Phototherapy, or light therapy, is an ultraviolet radiation treatment that consists of exposure to specific wavelengths of light using lasers, LEDs, fluorescent lamps, diachronic lamps, or very bright light, for a certain amount of time.¬† Continue reading…


Atarax, Vistaril (Hydroxyzine hydrochloride)

Hydroxyzine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine used mainly to relieve the symptoms of common anxiety and tension and, in combination with other medications, to treat anxiety resulting from physical illness.¬† Continue reading…


Sandimmune, etc. (Cyclosporine (modified))

Cyclosporine (modified) is an immunosuppressant medication normally used to prevent transplant rejection in patients who have received kidney, liver, or heart transplants.¬† Continue reading…


Protopic (Tacrolimus)

Tacrolimus, (also FK-506 or Fujimycin), is a macrolide antibiotic available in a topical ointment that is used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema), a condition of itching, scaling, reddening, swelling, cracking, weeping, crusting, and inflammation of the skin as symptoms of an allergic reaction.¬† Continue reading…


Elidel cream (Pimecrolimus)

Pimecrolimus is a steroid-free topical medication with immunomodulating and anti-inflammatory properties used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).¬† It is prescribed to control skin allergy symptoms such as itching, skin tingling sensation, small bumps, scaling, inflammation, or redness.¬† Continue reading…


Aristocort, etc. (Triamcinolone)

Triamcinolone is a synthetic corticosteroid which comes in the form of an ointment, cream, lotion, liquid, and aerosol (spray) for use on the skin.  It is used to treat itching, redness, dryness, scaling, crusting, inflammation, and all sorts of skin discomforts.  This medication is used to treat allergic skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, rashes, insect bites, and plant allergies.
Triamcinolone can also be given orally, by injection, or by inhalation.  Incorrect usage would lead to various side effects such as acne, burning, drying or cracking of the skin, itching, change in skin color, and inflammation.  Trade names of triamcinolone include Aristocort, Nasacort, Tri-Nasal, Triderm, and Kenalog.


Cetaphil, etc. (Cleansing Creams)

Applying cleansing cream is an essential skin care regimen that is often disregarded.¬† Proper cleansing of the skin is very important in preventing skin irritation.¬† Cleansing creams soothe and cleanse the skin, gently lift away makeup and surface residue as well as other impurities and excess oils, leaving the skin soft, supple, and purified.¬† Continue reading…


Lukewarm Bath with mild soaps

To protect sensitive skin, taking a lukewarm bath would be helpful to cleanse and moisturize the skin.¬† Soaps can dry the skin so it is best to use mild bar soaps or non-soap cleansers that do not contain harsh ingredients and artificial fragrances that can be irritating to the skin.¬† Continue reading…