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Treating atopic dermatitis: safety, efficacy, and patient acceptability of a ceramide hyaluronic acid emollient foam

Authors Pacha O, Hebert A

Received 22 December 2011

Accepted for publication 1 February 2012

Published 7 May 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 39—42


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Omar Pacha, Adelaide A Hebert

Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA

Abstract: Advances in current understanding of the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis have led to improved targeting of the structural deficiencies in atopic skin. Ceramide deficiency appears to be one of the major alterations in atopic dermatitis and the replenishment of this epidermal component through topically applied ceramide based emollients appears to be safe, well tolerated, and effective. Recently a ceramide hyaluronic acid foam has become commercially available and increasing evidence supports its safety and efficacy in patients who suffer from atopic dermatitis.

atopic dermatitis, ceramide, Hylatopic, eczema, non-steroidal, dermatology

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