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To the Editor.—
In the November Archives (113:1616, 1977), Ayres and Mihan expressed their belief that the Scholtz regimen has not received the attention that it merits. They reported that the dramatic response of atopic dermatitis to this form of therapy is comparable to the response of an infection to antibiotics and inflammatory dermatoses to topical steroids.Most dermatologists trained during the last ten years are well aware of the Scholtz regimen and its proper usage; and the reason one does not hear more about it is that it just is not as effective as we would like it to be or as we are led to believe.I do not mean to be a critical skeptic and am not degrading the Scholtz program. I am sure it is the appropriate approach for some atopic cases.Treating atopic conditions with the Scholtz method during the cold winter months where I
Tompkins RR. Scholtz Regimen. Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(7):1099. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640190077043