Which less common treatments have been tried for atopic dermatitis (eczema)?

Updated: Aug 02, 2019
  • Author: Brian S Kim, MD, MTR, FAAD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Other treatments that have been tried include the following:

  • Ultraviolet (UV)-A, UV-B, a combination of both, psoralen plus UV-A (PUVA), or UV-B1 (narrow-band UV-B) therapy

  • In severe disease, methotrexate, azathioprine, cyclosporine, and mycophenolate mofetil [4]

  • Everolimus [5, 6]

  • Probiotics

  • Antibiotics for clinical infection caused by S aureus or flares of disease [7]

  • Intranasal mupirocin ointment and diluted bleach (sodium hypochlorite) baths

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