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Xeljanz: Arthritis Drug Treating Untreatable Eczema

Patients with moderate to severe eczema have been successfully treated, by Yale School of Medicine researchers, using a rheumatoid arthritis drug recently shown to reverse two other disfiguring skin conditions, vitiligo and alopecia areata. The findings provide evidence of a possible new era in eczema treatment, they say. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is […]

Allergy Shots and Eczema

In children allergies are the most common reason for chronic nasal congestion. An estimated one third of all American citizens suffer from one form of allergy or another. Some people turn to allergy shots as an option for effectively managing their eczema flare-ups.

A general practitioner will often refer a patient with eczema to an allergist. An allergist is a doctor who is trained to help pinpoint the source of a patient’s allergy and then help the person to treat the symptoms, thereby reducing how often flare-ups occur.

Allergen Control

Allergy shots are “a form of allergy and asthma treatment in which increasing, controlled doses of an allergen are injected into a patient over a period of time.” The goal behind the use of allergy shots is to increase a patient’s ability to tolerate a particular allergen while at the same time, decreasing the symptoms that come about as a result of an allergic reaction.