Non-Pharmacologic Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis

  title={Non-Pharmacologic Therapies for Atopic Dermatitis},
  author={Peter A. Lio},
  journal={Current Allergy and Asthma Reports},
  • P. Lio
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
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… Expand
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