If you have been suffering from severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) for a long time and have tried what you think is an option for relief, consider allergy injections. The medical challenge presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has shown that allergy injections provide significant benefits to the eczema symptoms experienced by a 48-year-old man.
"The man suffered from severe eczema from childhood," says allergist Anil Nanda, ACAAI member and principal author of the article. "For many years he has tried many earlier treatments, including a mild corticosteroid cream with high potency, as well as other local anti-inflammatory creams and local moisturizing creams." Biological therapy was available for eczema treatment for about a year and a half, but it was not yet treatment options at the time we saw this man, we thought that allergic shots could be beneficial because he also had many allergies. "
Atopic dermatitis is an allergic disease, and patients who have it often also have other types of allergies. Symptoms of eczema include severe itching and excessive dryness or flaking, redness or inflammation of the skin, sleep disturbances and skin pain.
"We conducted skin tests and it turned out that humans were allergic to mites, weeds, trees, grasses, molds, cats and dogs," says allergist Anita Wasan, MD, ACAAI member and co-author of the article. "Because his allergies can be treated with allergies, we thought that treating his allergies could also benefit his eczema, and after a year he noted a significant improvement in symptoms, which was good news, and when he reached the maintenance dose of allergy pictures, he no longer needed a high dose of steroids for your eczema. "
New and existing treatments for eczema can reduce the severity of symptoms such as itching and excessively dry skin. Eczema is a chronic condition and symptoms can come and go. An allergist can help you find relief in this chronic illness. Allergy specialists are specialists in allergic diseases such as eczema and are trained to help you take control of the symptoms so that you can live the way you want.
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