In December 2018, researchers from the USA published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess the use of complementary and alternative therapies in atopic dermatitis. A total of 15 studies were included in their review. Results showed that treatments such as vitamin E, East Indian Sandalwood oil, melatonin, L-histidine, and Manuka honey showed positive clinical benefits, although there is currently not enough evidence to recommend their use in atopic dermatitis. The researchers recommended that further studies are warranted with a larger sample size which is more reflective of the general population with atopic dermatitis.
Shi K, Lio PA. Alternative Treatments for Atopic Dermatitis: An Update. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2018 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print]