ALLERGIC SKIN DISEASES (L FONACIER, SECTION EDITOR)

Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 528-538

Non-Pharmacologic Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis

  • Peter A. LioAffiliated withClinical Dermatology & Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Email author 

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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.

Keywords

Atopic dermatitis Therapy Non-pharmacologic Physical Eczema Cryotherapy Hydrotherapy Climate Temperature Balneotherapy Phytotherapy Moisturization Diet Nutrition