Alternative, Complementary, and Forgotten Remedies for Atopic Dermatitis

Allison L. Goddard, Peter A. Lio*

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Abstract

Atopic dermatitis, perhaps more than other dermatologic diseases, has garnered much attention in the realm of alternative medicine. This may be because its etiopathogenesis is incompletely understood, it is increasingly common, and it waxes and wanes often without clear precipitants, opening up many opportunities for misinterpretation. Herein we explore the evidence for a number of different alternative and complementary therapies, from textiles to vitamin supplements. By definition, none have enough data to be deemed "effective" in a conventional sense, but it is hopeful that some show promising evidence that may one day lead to mainstream acceptance with further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number676897
JournalEvidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume2015
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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