Q. My son has atopic dermatitis that is treated with topical cream. Is he in a greater risk for other diseases? My 1 year old son has atopic dermatitis. We treat him with topical cream and he is getting better. What kind of a diseases is this? Is he in a greater risk for other diseases because of his skin lesions? A. Atopic dermatitis is an immunological disease. As a guy that has many allergies I can say that i believe the best treatment is not topical cream. You need to find what causes the allergy and to exclude it from your life. This way you prevent the disease not just treat its symptoms.
Retinoids are widely used in medicine and play a very important role in treating disease not just limited to the skin. Although first line for many different skin conditions, therapy should be tailored to individual patients based on the side effect profile. Due to individual variability, some people may experience better overall results with the use of different retinoid therapies. It is important not to forget that overuse of this medication can lead to the development of chronic skin dryness, irritation, and discoloration. If any of these side effects are noticed, contact your physician immediately.
Given there’s no long-term data with topical NSAIDs, the evidence doesn’t give us enough insight to understand the risk profile beyond a few weeks. Consequently it seems reasonable to try using topical products instead of oral products, particularly for intermittent, rather than chronic, pain conditions. While compounding pharmacies have made topical versions of NSAIDs for years, there’s little information on effectiveness and safety of these products. As commercial formulations are supported with pharmacokinetic and clinical studies demonstrating efficacy, they are the preparations of choice.