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    Is it worth using cyclosporin long term for eczema?

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    What do you think about long term monitored use of immunosuppresant drug like cyclossporin in treating sever atopic eczema. It seems to me that after 3 years the effectiveness is reduced
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  • Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    For some people cyclosporin is the only thing that works for their eczema.  If that is the case for you then the options are limited, and as you say the effectiveness commonly decreases over time.  This is a specialist treament and you will be under the care of a dermatologist.  You should discuss options to enhance the treatment with your dermatolgist.

    Rod Sinclair
    Professor of Dermatology
    Epworth Hospital

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