Atopic Dermatitis: Breaking the Itch-Scratch Cycle *RERUN
Atopic dermatitis patients suffer from an itch-scratch cycle in which itchiness leads to scratching, triggering inflammation that in turn causes skin damage, prompting even more itching. The condition is usually treated with steroids, but a Japanese dermatologist has developed a drug that stops the itching, breaking the cycle. We also introduce tips on how to prevent dry skin in winter.
This doctor has treated atopic dermatitis patients for 25 years
Activated immune cells secrete substances that cause itchiness
This doctor developed a drug, now awaiting approval, to stop the itching
"I scratch myself unconsciously" -- The new drug is expected to break the itch-scratch cycle