Immunotherapy, including allergy shots and drops, have been used for decades for the treatment of hay fever, asthma and venom allergies. More recently, immunotherapy has been approved for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, commonly called referred to as eczema in children. Allergy shots seems to be more effective at reducing the amount of skin involved in people with severe eczema, as well as reducing the amount of topical steroid creams needed. Allergy drops, on the other hand, seem to be more effective at the treatment of mild atopic dermatitis. Immunotherapy offers another treatment for atopic dermatitis, and represents the only therapy that can actually fix the underlying problem of allergies.