Where I could get advise for this illnesis, and what medication use mostfully? Mabay something from herbs or natural oils or creams?
I'm don't know much about which natural oils, herbal products will help atopic dermatitis. The links below however has names of medicines which can be used to treat/control the dermatitis.
I have spent time on oral steroids for severe atopic dermatitis, and I recommend that you only go down that road if you are really desperate, they can have really awful side effects.
Here are some things I use:
Medicated creams - diprosone, celestone, tricortone
Non-medicated creams - castor oil and zinc ceam
Oils - pure hemp oil, vitamin e oil, rosehip oil, coconut oil
Vitamins - vitamin e, vitamin b, rose hip oil, flaxseed oil, zinc
I am currently trying traditional chinese medicine, a combination of weekly acupuncture and twice daily chinese herbs. It has been two weeks and I've had a couple of flares in that time but overall my skin has improved a little.
All the best to you
My skin is just awful, so I can say these next suggestions work very well for me. Every person seems to react differently, so trial and error should find what works best.
#1- in the bathroom: I use Dove Sensitive Skin soap. I prefer the bar, but the docs say the liquid is better. It's all about how well it rinses off the skin, really. After showering, I use Eucerin Calming Creme lotion. It is so amazingly thick and rich, I'm down to lotioning once a day! Cetaphil and CeraVe are also good, but they don't quite moisturize the way Eucerin lotions do. Moisturize daily, but not too much, as too much lotion can also cause irritation.
#2- There are many varieties of laundry soaps out there for sensitive skin. IMO, they are all pretty much the same. Bounce makes a great sensitive skin dryer sheet. Just washing one's clothes in the right stuff can make a huge difference.
#3- As far as meds, I use 3 different kinds for different spots on my skin. Triamcinolone is used on most areas, although Desonide is much better for the softer skin like my face, inner arms, etc. Finally, I get severe scaling on my hands and knuckles, so Clobetasol takes care of that.
If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask. I've been dealing with this most of my life!
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