Dermatitis: Top 5 Drugs

Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011 03:58 PM

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 There are several drugs and methods available to manage and control the symptoms of dermatitis.The top drugs and treatment options that are used to control and manage the symptomsof dermatitis include the following:
  1. Topical Formulations of Corticosteroids: These medications have important anti-inflammatory properties. However, both healthcare providers and patients have to be careful when prescribing and using corticosteroids, as their long term use may cause undesirable side effects.
  2. Pimecrolimus (Elidel) and Tacrolimus (Protopic): These are topical medications that have proven effective in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. These drugs primarily act by modulating the immune system and cause very few side effects.
  3. Atopiclair and MimyX: These are newer drugs that have been used to treat Atopic Dermatitis. These treatments are available as topical creams and are generally used in conjunction with emollients and other topical steroids with the prime objective of treating overall dryness.
  4. Antibiotics: These are another option available for treating specific symptoms associated with this disease. These are available in both topical and systemic form.
  5. Antihistamines: These drugs are available as systemic formulations and are generally prescribed to ensure people suffering from dermatitis can be more relaxed and have a good night's sleep.
  6. Injectable Corticosteroids: In the event that other therapies do not work for dermatitis, the final treatment option may be injectable corticosteroids. Natural treatments for dermatitis and perioral dermatitis treatments are also other available options.

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