Needed Relief for Hard-to-Treat Skin Condition: New Treatment Options in the Drug Pipeline for Atopic Dermatitis (2023)

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a skin condition that affects approximately 9.6 million children in the United States, with an estimated 16.5 million continuing to suffer from the condition as adults.[1] While it is more prevalent in children, adult onset of AD can also occur. AD may be viewed as just a rash, but it can have a profound effect on a person’s quality of life. In a recent study, 70.5% of participants with AD reported severe, unbearable itching that can impact sleep and other daily activities.[1] As the pipeline of prescription options to help treat this chronic condition continues to expand, it could also have an impact on healthcare costs.

Needed Relief for Hard-to-Treat Skin Condition: New Treatment Options in the Drug Pipeline for Atopic Dermatitis (1)

Situation Summary

Needed Relief for Hard-to-Treat Skin Condition: New Treatment Options in the Drug Pipeline for Atopic Dermatitis (2)AD is a chronic condition that can flare up with environmental factors, triggers or other comorbidities (e.g., eczema, asthma, food allergies or allergic rhinitis).[2] It can vary in severity and presentation, such as irritated skin patches that are swollen and itchy. Over time, there can be skin thickening or fissuring in areas of chronic scratching, and some patches can be at risk for viral or bacterial infections.[3] Diagnosis is based on history and skin lesion evaluation. Some data has shown that earlier age of onset could determine severity and longevity into adulthood.[4]

Treatment Options: While there are a variety of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for AD, moderate to severe forms of the condition are often resistant to therapy.

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Perfumes, dyes and other ingredients in a daily skin care routine can trigger AD, so the most standard non-pharmacological approach of doctors is to teach good skin care habits (e.g., application of moisturizer, warm bath or a shower using non-soap cleanser) and trigger avoidance, including removal of scented detergents or soaps. Adding in antibiotics and even antiseptics may become necessary as the number of patches and symptoms increase or worsen.[2]

Unfortunately, sometimes avoidance and over-the-counter options are not enough and many AD sufferers have to start using prescription treatments to get their condition under control. First-line prescription treatments include topical corticosteroids, starting with low-medium potency, followed by topical calcinuerin inhibitors (TCI) or Eucrisa® (crisaborole). As the condition worsens or if it is considered severe, treatment can include phototherapy, Dupixent® (dupilumab), the first biologic approved for the treatment of AD, or systemic immunosupressants (cyclosporine, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine or oral corticosteroids).[2, 5] Systemic immunosupressants can have side effects or be difficult to tolerate.

Current Prescription Therapy Options for Atopic Dermatitis[6, 7]

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Needed Relief for Hard-to-Treat Skin Condition: New Treatment Options in the Drug Pipeline for Atopic Dermatitis (3)

Atopic Dermatitis Treatment Options in the Pipeline: Atopic dermatitis is associated with an immune system response. It primarily involves interleukin (IL) cytokines, which are secreted by immune cells and may be inflammatory. Specifically, janus kinase (JAK) activation may be involved in signaling more than 50 cytokines, including IL-4, IL-5, IL-13 and IL-31 . Many of the medications in the development pipeline for the treatment of AD utilize a mechanism of action that targets these cytokines and JAK enzymes.[11, 12]

There are already approved JAK inhibitors on the market for the treatment of other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, graft-versus-host disease, myelofibrosis and ulcerative colitis. It is hypothesized that JAK inhibition not only modifies the body’s immune response, but possibly improves the skin as well. JAK inhibitors are not biologics; they are disease-modifying agents approved through the FDA new drug application (NDA) process. Recently, JAK inhibitors’ benefit-risk profile has been under scrutiny, including their long-term safety profile, which could determine much of the upcoming FDA reviews for these pipeline AD oral products.

Tralokinumab and lebrikizumab are drugs in the pipeline that selectively target IL-13 inhibition, similar to Dupixent. The first IL-31 inhibitor, nemolizumab, is also in the pipeline. IL-31 is known as the “itch cytokine.” Nemolizumab blocks IL-31 signaling on effector cells and in peripheral neurons.[6]

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Atopic Dermatitis Pipeline Comparison[11, 13-18]Needed Relief for Hard-to-Treat Skin Condition: New Treatment Options in the Drug Pipeline for Atopic Dermatitis (4)

Primary Endpoint Definitions

  • Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) Repose - Clear (0) or almost clear (1)
  • Eczema Area and Severity Index score (EASI-75) - The proportion of participants achieving at least 75% improvement at week 12
  • Visual-Analogue Scale (VAS) score for pruritus - Range of 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating worse pruritus

Impact to the Pharmacy Care Experience

Pipeline Monitoring: Elixir is closely monitoring this drug pipeline, which mainly focuses on moderate to severe AD.

Pharmacy & Therapeutics Review and Formulary Strategies: Elixir’s Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) committee, which helps determine a drugs formulary placement, will rigorously review each future FDA approval to assure clinically appropriate, safe and efficacious products are provided on the formulary.

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The safety profile of JAK inhibitors may be paramount in the FDA approval of any pipeline products for AD and will be something to review. Additionally, IL-13 inhibitors will want to prove comparable or superior to Dupixent’s already established safety and efficacy, as well as potentially offer an easier administration (such as oral or less frequent dosing) and a better value profile. It may take some time before true competition drives market share away from Dupixent when moderate to severe AD requires an immune suppressant. IL-31 inhibitor, nemolizumab, may find its place for patients experiencing severe itching not resolvable by current treatments. Elixir will conduct a value assessment of current-market products after clinical review.

Utilization Management: Utilization management, such as prior authorization, may be needed on pipeline medications to ensure clinically appropriate, first-line treatments were tried and that AD severity is met.

Payer Action Plan

Monitor the Drug Pipeline: At this time, there is no action that payers need to take. Elixir will continue to monitor the AD drug pipeline and keep our clients apprised of updates. Our P&T committee will review any newly approved FDA products and update clients when these products may be available for member utilization.

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[2] Eichenfield, L. F., et al (2014). Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 1. Diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 70(2), 338–351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2013.10.010
[3] Balma-Mena, A., et al. (2011). Colonization with community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children with atopic dermatitis: a cross-sectional study. International journal of dermatology, 50(6), 682–688. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-4632.2010.04751.x
[4] Kim, J. P., Chao, L. X., Simpson, E. L., & Silverberg, J. I. (2016). Persistence of atopic dermatitis (AD): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 75(4), 681–687.e11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2016.05.028
[5] Boguniewicz, M., et al. (2018). Atopic dermatitis yardstick: Practical recommendations for an evolving therapeutic landscape. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 120(1), 10–22.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2017.10.039
[6] Ständer S. (2021). Atopic Dermatitis. The New England journal of medicine, 384(12), 1136–1143. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMra2023911
[7] Sidbury, R., et al. (2014). Guidelines of care for the managment of atopic dermatitis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2014.03.030.
[8] Eucrisa Ointment 2% (crisaborole) [prescribing information]. New York, NY: Pfizer Labs; April 2020.
[9] Tameez Ud Din, A., Malik, I., Arshad, D., & Tameez Ud Din, A. (2020). Dupilumab for Atopic Dermatitis: The Silver Bullet We Have Been Searching for?. Cureus, 12(4), e7565. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.7565
[10] Dupixent (dupilumab) [prescribing information]. Tarrytown, NY: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; June 2020.
[11] Kim, B. S., et al. (2020). Treatment of atopic dermatitis with ruxolitinib cream (JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor) or triamcinolone cream. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 145(2), 572–582. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2019.08.042
[12] Renert-Yuval, Y., & Guttman-Yassky, E. (2020). New treatments for atopic dermatitis targeting beyond IL-4/IL-13 cytokines. Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology: official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 124(1), 28–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2019.10.005
[13] Silverberg, J. I., et al. (2020). Efficacy and Safety of Abrocitinib in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA dermatology, 156(8), 863–873. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.1406
[14] EADV 2020: Lilly and Incyte Showcase New Data for Baricitinib for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis. Eli Lilly and Company (2020, October). Lilly Investors. Retrieved April 08, 2021, from https://investor.lilly.com/news-releases/news-release-details/eadv-2020-lilly-and-incyte-showcase-new-data-baricitinib
[15] RINVOQ™ (upadacitinib) Achieved Superiority Versus DUPIXENT® (dupilumab) For Primary and All Ranked Secondary Endpoints in Phase 3b Head-to-Head Study in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis. (2020 December). Abbvie News Center. Retrieved April 08, 2021 from https://news.abbvie.com/news/press-releases/rinvoq-upadacitinib-achieved-superiority-versus-dupixent-dupilumab-for-primary-and-all-ranked-secondary-endpoints-in-phase-3b-head-to-head-study-in-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis.htm
[16] Wollenberg, A., et al (2021). Tralokinumab for moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis: results from two 52-week, randomized, double-blind, multicentre, placebo-controlled phase III trials (ECZTRA 1 and ECZTRA 2). The British journal of dermatology, 184(3), 437–449. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.19574
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FAQs

What is the new drug for eczema? ›

VO: DUPIXENT is a prescription medicine used: to treat people aged 6 years and older with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) that is not well controlled with prescription therapies used on the skin (topical), or who cannot use topical therapies. DUPIXENT can be used with or without topical corticosteroids.

What is first line drug therapy for dermatitis and eczema? ›

Corticosteroids are often the first line of treatment for eczema. Corticosteroids are available as creams, solutions, foams and ointments. Low potency doses available without a prescription. Corticosteroids cause thinning of skin.

What are four classes of medications that can be used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis available by prescription only? ›

Anti-inflammatory medications aren't limited to topical applications — some are also systemic oral or injected medications, which are classified as immunosuppressants. The most commonly used immunosuppressants for atopic dermatitis are cyclosporine, azathioprine, methotrexate, and mycophenolate mofetil.

Which drug classes are used for the treatment of dermatitis? ›

Atopic Dermatitis Medication
  • Anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Antihistamines.
  • Immunomodulators.
  • Targeted Biologic Therapies (Interleukin Inhibitors)
  • Dermatologics, JAK Inhibitors.
  • Topical Phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE-4) Inhibitors.
  • Antiviral agents.
  • Antibiotics.

What is the strongest medication for eczema? ›

For more-severe eczema, your health care provider may prescribe pills to help control your symptoms. Options might include cyclosporine, methotrexate, prednisone, mycophenolate and azathioprine. These pills are effective but can't be used long term because of potential serious side effects.

What medication was recently FDA approved for eczema? ›

U.S. FDA Approves Pfizer's CIBINQO® (abrocitinib) for Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis.

What is first-line therapy for atopic dermatitis? ›

Use of topical corticosteroids is the first-line treatment for atopic dermatitis flare-ups. Pimecrolimus and tacrolimus are topical calcineurin inhibitors that can be used in conjunction with topical corticosteroids as first-line treatment.

What is the first-line drug for contact dermatitis? ›

Acute, localized allergic contact dermatitis — Topical corticosteroids and topical tacrolimus are first-line treatments for acute, localized ACD. Emollients can be liberally used multiple times per day as an adjunctive treatment to topical therapy.

What is the best cream for eczema and dermatitis? ›

  • CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion. ...
  • Baby Dove Soothing Cream Lotion. ...
  • Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream with Oatmeal. ...
  • Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream. ...
  • Cetaphil Restoraderm Soothing Moisturizer. ...
  • Sarna Eczema Relief Whipped Foam. ...
  • Josie Maran Intensive Daily Repair Body Butter.
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Which drug is administered for severe eczema? ›

Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids work by reducing inflammation to relieve itching. High potency and ultra-high potency corticosteroids can be used to treat severe eczema.

Which drug is the most preferable to local treatment of allergic dermatitis? ›

Cyclosporine. Cyclosporine is the first choice for systemic treatment of moderate-to-severe AD patients who are unresponsive to topical therapy and oral antihistamines [57]. It is an immunomodulatory drug that inhibits interleukin (IL)-2 and the function of T lymphocytes.

What are the main therapies available for treating atopic eczema? ›

The main treatments for atopic eczema are: emollients (moisturisers) – used every day to stop the skin becoming dry. topical corticosteroids – creams and ointments used to reduce swelling and redness during flare-ups.

Which of the following drug is best for the treatment of allergic reactions like skin rashes & itching *? ›

Antihistamines. Your provider may prescribe an antihistamine or recommend a nonprescription antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl). An antihistamine can block immune system chemicals triggered during an allergic reaction.

Which drug is used in skin disease? ›

Antibiotics: Oral antibiotics are used to treat many skin conditions. Common antibiotics include dicloxacillin, erythromycin, and tetracycline. Antifungal agents: Oral antifungal drugs include fluconazole and itraconazole. These drugs can be used to treat more severe fungal infections.

What are the 3 types of dermatitis? ›

Three common types of this condition are atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis and contact dermatitis.

How do you treat stubborn eczema? ›

Apply an over-the-counter steroid cream (hydrocortisone) along with anti-itching lotion (menthol/camphor, such as calamine). The cream must be applied as often as possible, without skipping days, until the rash is gone. Take diphenhydramine in pill form for the itching.

Is there a permanent treatment for eczema? ›

There is no permanent cure for eczema, but certain lifestyle changes and treatments may ease itching and prevent future breakouts.

What is the most severe eczema? ›

Atopic dermatitis: More than half of people with eczema have this. It's the most severe type of eczema and it lasts the longest. Symptoms often start in childhood. They include dry, itchy, and scaly skin, especially on the insides of the elbows and backs of the knees.

Do autoimmune drugs help with eczema? ›

Immunosuppressants are prescribed for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) in children and adults. They can be used to help stop the itch-scratch cycle of eczema, to allow the skin to heal and reduce the risk of skin infection.

What is the best antibiotic for eczema? ›

Oral antibiotics

If you have an extensive area of infected eczema, you may be prescribed an antibiotic to take by mouth. This is most commonly flucloxacillin, which is usually taken for 1 week. If you're allergic to penicillin, you might be given an alternative such as clarithromycin.

What will a dermatologist do for atopic dermatitis? ›

For these patients, a dermatologist may prescribe phototherapy or a medication that works throughout the body. Phototherapy: This is another word for light treatments that can safely and effectively treat AD, even in children. Phototherapy works by exposing your skin to ultraviolet (UV) light.

Is there a shot for atopic dermatitis? ›

Dupilumab injection is used to treat the symptoms of eczema (atopic dermatitis; a skin disease that causes the skin to be dry and itchy and to sometimes develop red, scaly rashes) in adults and children 6 months of age and older who cannot use other medications for their condition or whose eczema has not responded to ...

What is the main cause of atopic dermatitis? ›

Common triggers include: irritants – such as soaps and detergents, including shampoo, washing-up liquid and bubble bath. environmental factors or allergens – such as cold and dry weather, dampness, and more specific things such as house dust mites, pet fur, pollen and moulds.

What is the best medication for dermatitis? ›

Hydrocortisone cream might temporarily relieve your symptoms. Oral antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, may help reduce itching. These types of products are available without a prescription.

Is dermatitis a autoimmune disease? ›

Several types of dermatitis involve an overreaction from the immune system, and some research suggests autoimmunity may play a role. An autoimmune disease is the result of the immune system mistakenly attacking the body's healthy tissues.

What is the first line treatment for severe allergic reaction? ›

Epinephrine — Epinephrine is the first and most important treatment for anaphylaxis, and it should be administered as soon as anaphylaxis is recognized to prevent the progression to life-threatening symptoms as described in the rapid overviews of the emergency management of anaphylaxis in adults (table 1) and children ...

What foods to avoid if you have eczema? ›

9 Foods to Avoid With Eczema
  • Cow's Milk. Cow's milk is one of the most commonly cited culprits of eczema flare-ups in children. ...
  • Eggs. Eggs are another common trigger of eczema exacerbation in babies and young children. ...
  • Peanuts. ...
  • Soy. ...
  • Gluten. ...
  • Fish. ...
  • Citrus Fruits. ...
  • Tomatoes.

What Moisturiser is good for dermatitis? ›

Lotions which are hypoallergenic are also a good choice. Some products, such as Aveeno parabens lotion, Cerave moisturizing cream, and Cetaphil lotion, are designed specifically to be hypoallergenic, anti-itch, and effective for those with eczema.

What is the strongest steroid for eczema? ›

The highest potency topical steroids include: Temovate (clobetasol propionate) 0.05% ointment. Ultravate (halobetasol propionate) 0.05% cream, ointment, or lotion. Psorcon (diflorasone diacetate) 0.05% ointment.

Is there an oral pill to treat eczema? ›

Oral corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications that often relieve symptoms of dermatitis or eczema, including itching, redness, and rash, within hours or days.

Which allergy medicine is best for itchy skin? ›

Corticosteroid creams relieve allergic skin reactions such as itching, redness or scaling. Some low-potency corticosteroid creams are available without a prescription, but talk to your doctor before using these drugs for more than a few weeks.

Which allergy medicine is best for skin allergies? ›

Which antihistamine is best for allergic skin rashes? The best antihistamine to take during the day to help with allergic skin rashes is Curist Allergy Relief (levocetirizine) or another antihistamine like loratadine, which can provide 24-hour symptom relief without making you feel sleepy.

Can Dupixent make skin worse? ›

Like most drugs, Dupixent can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Symptoms can be mild or serious and can include: skin rash. itchiness.

What is severe atopic dermatitis? ›

What exactly is severe AD? AD is the most common type of eczema. When this eczema becomes severe, a person has patches of skin that are red, swollen, and unbearably itchy. The patches of AD can weep fluids. Skin infections are common.

What is the difference between atopic dermatitis and atopic eczema? ›

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked. Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. But it may also develop for the first time in adults.

What are 2 treatment options for the rash? ›

To soothe and help resolve a rash, try the following skin rash treatments and solutions: Apply a cold compress or an ice bag to the affected area. Use over the counter anti-itch creams or ointments containing hydrocortisone. Apply a baking soda paste to mosquito or other insect bites to relieve itching and reduce pain.

What are 3 ways to treat an allergic reaction? ›

Apply hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion. Cover the area with a bandage. If there's swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. Take an antihistamine to reduce itching, swelling, and hives.

Which drug is used for severe allergic reactions? ›

Epinephrine (adrenaline) to reduce the body's allergic response.

Which treatment is best for skin infection? ›

Bacterial infections are often treated with topical antibiotics applied directly to the skin or with oral antibiotics. If the strain of bacteria is resistant to treatment, treating the infection may require intravenous antibiotics administered in the hospital.

What are 4 common skin diseases? ›

Here are four of the most common skin problems and what you can do to find some relief:
  • Acne. Acne is the most common skin condition in the country. ...
  • Atopic Dermatitis. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is most common among children, but it can also present for the first time in adults. ...
  • Psoriasis. ...
  • Rosacea.

Which drugs cause dermatitis? ›

Drugs that can lead to excessive skin dryness and dermatitis include:
  • Diuretics.
  • Statins.
  • Immune-modulating drugs. Interferon. Ribavirin. Intravenous immunoglobulin. Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors.

What part of the body is most affected by dermatitis? ›

The location of your dermatitis depends on the type. For example, atopic dermatitis can appear anywhere on your skin. But, in teens and adults, it's typically on the hands, inner elbows, neck, knees, ankles, feet and around the eyes. Seborrheic dermatitis and cradle cap are typically on your scalp, face and ears.

What are the 7 different types of eczema? ›

  • Overview.
  • Atopic Dermatitis.
  • Contact Dermatitis.
  • Dyshidrotic Eczema.
  • Neurodermatitis.
  • Nummular Eczema.
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis.
  • Stasis Dermatitis.

Why is my dermatitis spreading? ›

The irritant affects the area where it came in contact with the skin. If the rash spreads to other parts of the body, you may have an Allergic Contact Dermatitis reaction. This type of contact dermatitis is immune-related and can spread away from the site of the rash.

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Dermatitis is a term that describes skin inflammation. The condition usually causes a person's skin to become dry, red, and swollen.

How effective is Dupixent for eczema? ›

In 16-week clinical trials for eczema, 44% to 51% of the people taking Dupixent had a 75% decrease in their symptoms. In comparison, about 12% to 15% of people taking a placebo (a treatment without an active drug) experienced a 75% decrease in symptoms.

Which drug is administered for severe eczema? ›

Corticosteroids. Corticosteroids work by reducing inflammation to relieve itching. High potency and ultra-high potency corticosteroids can be used to treat severe eczema.

What gets rid of eczema fast? ›

Put on a cool compress. Holding a clean, damp cloth against skin can ease itching. Take lukewarm (not hot) showers or baths for no more than 10 or 15 minutes to prevent dry skin. Dry yourself very carefully (pat dry, instead of rubbing hard) and apply moisturizing lotion all over your body.

Has the NHS said OK for to a new eczema pill? ›

The NHS has approved a new eczema pill that has been found to clear people's skin in a week. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending the pill to help those who have previously had difficulty finding an effective eczema treatment.

What is the downside of Dupixent? ›

The most common side effects of DUPIXENT include:

injection site reactions. eye and eyelid Inflammation, including redness, swelling, and itching, sometimes with blurred vision. cold sores in your mouth or on your lips. high count of a certain white blood cell (eosinophilia)

How long do people stay on Dupixent? ›

Dupixent Safe, Effective Up to Four Years in Adults With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis. Safe and effective long-term treatment is important for stable disease control in atopic dermatitis.

What is better than Dupixent? ›

Adbry, Cibinqo, Eucrisa, Opzelura, and Rinvoq are some Dupixent alternatives for atopic dermatitis.

Which medicine is best for atopic dermatitis? ›

Antihistamines. Antihistamines are a type of medicine that block the effects of a substance in the blood called histamine. They can help relieve the itching associated with atopic eczema.

How do you treat severe eczema permanently? ›

There is no permanent cure for eczema, but certain lifestyle changes and treatments may ease itching and prevent future breakouts.

How do you treat a severe eczema flare up? ›

For a severe outbreak, apply steroid cream and then wrap a wet bandage around the area to keep it moist. Light therapy from the sun or with a UV ray device at your doctor's office may ease outbreaks, too. For strong eczema itching that keeps you up at night, try oral antihistamines.

What foods aggravate eczema? ›

Peanuts, milk, soy, wheat, fish, and eggs are the most common culprits. Because kids need a well-rounded diet, don't stop giving them foods you think might cause eczema flares. Talk to a pediatrician or dermatologist first.

What foods to avoid if you have eczema? ›

9 Foods to Avoid With Eczema
  • Cow's Milk. Cow's milk is one of the most commonly cited culprits of eczema flare-ups in children. ...
  • Eggs. Eggs are another common trigger of eczema exacerbation in babies and young children. ...
  • Peanuts. ...
  • Soy. ...
  • Gluten. ...
  • Fish. ...
  • Citrus Fruits. ...
  • Tomatoes.

What is the root cause of eczema? ›

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) describes atopic dermatitis as a complex skin disease caused by an interaction between a person's environment and their genes. People with eczema tend to have an overactive immune system that responds to topical irritants or allergens by producing inflammation.

What is the biggest trigger for eczema? ›

Eczema triggers

Common triggers include: irritants – such as soaps and detergents, including shampoo, washing-up liquid and bubble bath. environmental factors or allergens – such as cold and dry weather, dampness, and more specific things such as house dust mites, pet fur, pollen and moulds.

Is there an oral pill to treat eczema? ›

Oral corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications that often relieve symptoms of dermatitis or eczema, including itching, redness, and rash, within hours or days.

What do dermatologists recommend eczema? ›

Here are some easy-to-make changes that dermatologists recommend:
  • Moisturize after bathing and when your skin feels dry. ...
  • Choose fragrance-free skin care products. ...
  • Test all skin care products before using them. ...
  • Take short baths or showers to hydrate your skin.

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