Hello and thank you for welcoming me to the Connect community as well as the links you provided.
In response to your question, “May I ask if you’ve found any relief from topical applications and/or medications?” I find very minimal relief to any OTC cortisone creams. At the age of 19, (36 years ago) I was warned by a doctor that I should no longer have any cortisone-period. He opinion was due to the fact that I received cortisone injections (monthly) as well as the prescribed cortisone creams since I was 4 years of age.
The only relief I have ever found was only for a few days and it came from some very heavy-duty prescriptions that were prescribed, due to my atopic dermatitis turning into a bacterial infection. For me, any heavy-duty prescription I’ve ever had takes effect immediately (within hours), then when my prescription is complete, within 24-48 hours, I’m back to were I started in the first place-it’s a horrible cycle for me.
Currently, I am waiting for an authorization to began using a new drug called Dupixent. It is my understanding that this drug is only prescribed to adults. It gives me hope. 😉