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Salt Water Therapy for Patients with Severe Atopic Dermatitis(AD). A Clinical Study.

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  • アトピー性皮膚炎における塩水療法 臨床的有用性の検討
  • —A Clinical Study—
  • —臨床的有用性の検討—

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Abstract

Forty-six cases with AD were treated with salt water therapy at home. The patients included seventeen children and twenty-nine adults with severe AD. The salt water therapy mainly consisted of washing the skin with warm salt water while bathing. More than 60 % of all cases (28/46) clearly showed an improvement. In particular, the children (94.1 %) showed a good response to this treatment. Most cases complained of a mild degree of skin pain and dry skin from the salt water. The skin eczema gradually improved after this teatment, for 2-4 weeks, while the pain also gradually decreased. However, the presence of dry skin persisted. The above findings suggest that salt water therapy is a safe and beneficial way to treat severe cases of AD, which do not respond to other therapies.

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  • Nishi Nihon Hifuka

    Nishi Nihon Hifuka 57 (1), 84-90, 1995

    Western Division of Japanese Dermatological Association

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