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Are you tired of dealing with eczema that seems to never get better? Are you dealing with severe atopic dermatitis and looking for a solution? We have good news for you at Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group: Dupixent might be the answer you have been looking for. Read on to learn more about how Dupixent works and who it works for, then contact Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group at 805-658-9500 to make an appointment and find out if you are a good candidate.
First, we want to assure you that you are not alone. Upwards of one million people in the United States have uncontrolled to moderate eczema or atopic dermatitis. Others suffer from chronically painful severe eczema. If you are one of them, we know that you are feeling frustrated with treatments that have not worked but Dupixent might actually be what you are looking for.
This treatment works by reducing the action of interleukin-4 along with interleukin-13. These are both proteins that make up a big part in chronic inflammation issues – including severe atopic dermatitis. When the action of these proteins is decreased, inflammation can decrease, and skin lesions can clear up. This medication is an alternative to topical immunosuppressants you might have used in the past. For example, cyclosporine and methotrexate can both cause long-term side effects when used frequently.
When you have a Dupixent treatment, it is administered via subcutaneous injection. We can show you how to do the injection yourself so that you can do them at home. You will get a prescription of single-dose, pre-filled syringes so you do not have to measure anything.
How often you will need to use Dupixent will depend on your symptoms and how they respond to the treatment. We will assess you and find the right treatment plan. Note that this treatment can be used with or without corticosteroid, though some studies have indicated that injections are more effective against skin lesions when both treatments are used.
The Federal Drug Administration has approved Dupixent for use by adults over the age of 18. There have been global clinical trials that have shown it is effective. As is true of any medical treatment, there are potential side effects, such as injection site reactions, cold sores, allergic reactions, and eye issues. We will go over all the potential side effects before prescribing this or another treatment option.
If you are ready to find out if Dupixent is the answer you have been looking for, then we invite you to contact Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group at 805-658-9500 at your convenience. We are here to set up an appointment and help you find the solutions you need.