Suffering from severe eczema? It may be best treated by allergy injection, according to researchers.
A clinically challenging case being presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) found that allergy shots provided significant benefits to the symptoms of eczema suffered by a 48-year-old man.
"The man had suffered from severe eczema since childhood," said allergist Anil Nanda, the study's lead author. "He has tried several prior therapies for years, including high and low-strength topical corticosteroid cream as well as other topical anti-inflammatory creams and topical moisturizers. Biological therapy has been available to treat eczema for about a year and a half but still it was not a treatment option by the time we saw this man.We thought that doses of allergy could be beneficial because he also had several allergies. "
Atopic dermatitis is an allergic disease, and patients who have it frequently also have other types of allergies. Symptoms of eczema include intense itching, along with excessive dryness or peeling, red or inflamed skin, sleep disorders and skin pain.
"We performed skin tests and found that the man was allergic to mites, weeds, trees, grasses, fungi, cats and dogs," said allergist Anita Wasan, co-author of the study. "As your allergies can be treated with allergy, we think treating his allergies can also be beneficial for eczema." After a year, he reported significant benefits to the symptoms, which was great news. , he no longer needed high-dose steroid therapy for eczema. "
New and existing treatments for eczema can reduce the severity of the symptoms, such as itching and excessively dry skin. Eczema is a chronic condition and symptoms can come and go. An allergist can help you find relief from this chronic illness. Allergists are experts in allergic diseases like eczema and are trained to help you take control of your symptoms so that you can live the life you desire.