Pruritus pp 355-357 | Cite as

Topical Steroids and Immunomodulators

  • Laurent MiseryEmail author


Topical steroids are frequently used in itchy diseases. They are very effective in inflammatory dermatoses but there is no indication in other conditions because there is no known specific effect on itch. On the contrary, the topical calcineurin tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, that are indicated in atopic dermatitis, have specific effects on itch and could probably used in many other conditions.


Itch Pruritus Steroid Topical Immunomodulator Tacrolimus Pimecrolimus TRP Calcineurin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Neurosciences of Brest, and Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital, and University of BrestBrestFrance

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