Non-pharmacologic therapies for atopic dermatitis.

Authors: Lio PA (1)
(1) Clinical Dermatology & Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Source: Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2013 Oct;13(5):528-38
DOI: 10.1007/s11882-013-0371-y. Publication date: 2013 Oct E-Publication date: July 24, 2013 Availability: abstract Copyright: © 2013, Springer Science+Business Media New York
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Lio P :


Article abstract

Atopic dermatitis (AD) continues to present significant therapeutic challenges, especially in severe cases. Navigating the line between risk and benefit can be difficult for more powerful medications such as immunosuppressants, but non-pharmacologic treatments are often overlooked and underutilized. Creative application of these more physical therapies can serve to minimize the pharmacologic treatments and their side effects, and possibly even create synergy between modalities, to maximize benefit to the patient.

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