Dermatitis unites a group of inflammatory skin diseases, which are infectious or allergic and are manifested by characteristic symptoms (itching, irritation, reddening of the skin, the appearance of rashes). In dermatological practice, all drugs from dermatitis divide into internal and external. For external treatment of the skin using a variety of ointments, gels, creams, lotions, solutions. For the treatment of severe forms of the disease in the complex treatment include drugs in the form of tablets.
A complex of inflammatory reactions on the skin can be caused by a variety of reasons, depending on which the optimal scheme of treatment with the use of certain medications is selected. Thus, the symptoms of dermatitis are capable of provoking mechanical, physical or chemical factors, as well as a hereditary or acquired tendency of the organism to allergic reactions. The success of treatment will largely depend on the detection of irritant or allergen.
The most common and effective means of fighting dermatitis were and remain antihistamine tablets. They actively struggle with external manifestations of skin diseases, reduce itching, relieve irritation, remove puffiness. Antihistamine tablets, injections are effective, they give a good anti-allergic effect.
Antihistamines of the new generation, fortunately, are devoid of a “hypnotic” defect, they can be used for a long time without fear of side effects and addiction.
Another group of systemic drugs shown for dermatitis is corticosteroids. These are medicines that contain hormones, and also have a good anti-inflammatory effect. Long-term use of corticosteroids is categorically contraindicated: they can provoke skin atrophy.
Immunosuppressants – another type of medicines, without which one can not do without in the treatment of dermatitis. The active substances of these drugs completely inhibit the immune system, helping the body to minimize the skin reaction.