Complementary and alternative therapies for atopic dermatitis
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Evening primrose oil may be effective for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. (Strength of Recommendation [SOR]: B, based on one randomized controlled trial [RCT].) Homeopathy may be as good as conventional therapy for eczema. Probiotics (SOR: A, based on a Cochrane review) and borage oil (SOR: B, based on two RCTs) should not be used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. Psychological and educational interventions for children with atopic dermatitis and their parents may decrease disease severity and improve parental quality of life. (SOR: B, based on a systematic review of five RCTs.)
American Family Physician, 85(8) 2012.