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Dermatitis—Causes and Treatments—Reference Documents
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Schalock, P. 2006. Dermatitis: Itching and noninfectious rashes: Merck Manual Home Edition. URL: (accessed 03/16/2008). Dermatitis—eczema. URL: (accessed 03/16/2008).

Tran, M. Contact dermatitis. 2001. Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. URL: (accessed 03/16/2008).

Greene, A. 2002. Contact dermatitis. Allergy care guide. URL: (accessed 03/16/2008). 2005. Atopic dermatitis. URL: (accessed 03/16/2008).

Lehrer, M. 2006. Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia: Contact dermatitis. URL: (accessed 03/16/2008).

International Food Information Council Foundation. 2007 Understanding food allergies. URL: (accessed 03/16/2008).

Weston, S., et al. 2005 Effects of probiotic on atopic dermatitis: A randomized controlled trial. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 90 (9),892—897. URL (log-in required): http://adc/bmj.cgi/content/abstract/90/9/892 (accessed 03/16/2008).

Louden, K. 2007. Lactobacillus digestive aid may speed relief of atopic dermatitis symptoms. Society for Pediatric Dermatology 33rd Annual Meeting: Poster 24. Presented July 13—14, 2007. URL (log-in required): (accessed 03/16/2008).

Consumer Guide. [No date.] Alternative medicines for dermatitis. URL: (accessed 03/16/2008).

Latchman, Y., et al. 1994. The efficacy of traditional Chinese herbal therapy in atopic eczema. Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol., 104, 222—226.

Sheehan, M., & Atherton, D. 1992. A controlled trial of Traditional Chinese Medicinal plants in widespread non-exudative atopic eczema. Br. J. Dermatol., 340, 13—17.

Koo, J., & Arain, S. 1998. Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of dermatologic disorders. Arch. Dermatol., 134, 1388—1393.

Uehara, M., et al. 2001. A trial of oolong tea in the management of recalcitrant atopic dermatitis. Arch. Dermatol., 137, 42—43. URL: (accessed 03/18/2008).

EczemaNet. 2007. Medication: Coal tar. URL: (accessed 03/18/2008).

Gehring, W., et al. 1999. Effect of topically applied evening primrose oil on epidermal barrier function in atopic dermatitis as a function of vehicle. Arzneimittelforschung, 49 (7), 635—642. URL: (accessed 03/18/2008).

Callaghan, T. 1967. The effect of folic acid on seborrheic dermatitis. Cutis, 3, 583—588.

PeaceHealth. 2007. Seborrheic dermatitis [alternative medicine]. URL: (accessed 03/16/2008).

Wright, S. 1985. Atopic dermatitis and essential fatty acids: a biochemical basis for atopy? Acta Derm. Venereol. (Stockh.), Suppl. 114, 143—145.

Williams, H. 2003. Evening primrose oil for atopic dermatitis: Time to say goodnight. Editorial. BMJ, 327, 1358—1359.URL: (accessed 03/18/2008).

EczemaNet. 2007. Complementary therapies applied to the skin. URL: (accessed 03/18/2008).

Principal Authors: DermaHarmony Editorial Staff
Date of Publication: 03/20/2008
Updated: 10/19/2010