Drug Discov Ther. 2010;4(6):499-503.
The treatment effect of the atopic dermatitis by electrolytic-reduction ion water lotion.
Shu T, Okajima M, Wada Y, Shimokawa K, Ishii F
A female in her late 20s was diagnosed with systemic atopic dermatitis in another hospital 5 years earlier and treated by steroid ointment application to the affected areas and oral steroid administration. She visited our hospital due to the aggravation of dermatitis symptoms over the entire face from 1 week earlier. Lesions were present on the face, chest, neck, and bilateral upper limbs, and, in particular, facial dermatitis was extensive. A diagnosis of systemic atopic dermatitis complicated by infection was made. As oral drugs, a herbal medicine and steroid/antihistamine combination tablet were used. As topical drugs, an steroid/antibiotic combination ointment and vitamin E/A ointment were applied. In addition, injections for the treatment of allergic disease were used, and acidic electrolyzed water and an electrolyticreduction ion water (ERI) lotion were topically applied. While receiving the two types of oral drug, she received a subcutaneous injection once a week and the application of acidic electrolyzed water, ERI lotion, steroid/antibiotic combination ointment, and vitamin E/A ointment to the lesions twice a day. One week after the initiation of treatment, redness and swelling decreased. After 1 month, the swelling further decreased, but the redness remained. After 1.5 months, the redness further decreased, showing a favorable course. Three months after the initiation of treatment, slight redness remained, but the skin color was almost normal. This patient showed the improvement of skin redness and swelling and an almost normal skin state without pigmented scars. These results suggest the effectiveness of complex therapy consisting of a herbal medicine and steroid/antihistamine combination drug as oral drugs and an steroid/antibiotic combination ointment and vitamin E/A ointment as topical drugs, injections for allergic disease, and acidic electrolyzed water and ERI lotion for disinfection and skin care.