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Prolonged Breast-Feeding May Guard Against Teen Eczema

Posted 7 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – Encouraging new mothers to stick with breast-feeding may halve the already small risk that infants will develop eczema when they hit their teens, new research suggests. And while the study also found no impact on teenage asthma risk, at least one U.S. pediatrician said other studies have supported the role of breast-feeding in potentially cutting a child's risk of developing allergies or asthma. The new findings stem from an ongoing investigation tracking some of the protective benefits of breast-feeding among infants reared in the eastern European country of Belarus. The study didn't compare mothers who did not breast-feed with those who did, and it didn't prove a cause-and-effect link between prolonged breast-feeding and eczema or asthma risk. Rather, researchers looked at how infants fared down the road when mothers participated in a program that encouraged ... Read more

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Newer Eczema Treatments Offer Relief

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – Children and adults with eczema shouldn't suffer in silence because new, improved treatments can do more to help ease the uncomfortable, itchy rash associated with the skin condition. Many adults diagnosed with eczema (atopic dermatitis) actually had the condition since they were children but were never diagnosed, explained Dr. Luz Fonacier. She is an allergist in Mineola, N.Y., and an American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) board member. "Atopic dermatitis is underdiagnosed in the United States," Fonacier said in an ACAAI news release. "Many adults don't seek out medical care, preferring to self-treat instead, either with home remedies or over-the-counter drugs. Often, they aren't aware they have eczema, and they also don't know treatments have changed a lot in the last few years. There are new drugs and topical medications that can make a ... Read more

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Black Children Missing Out on Eczema Treatment

Posted 13 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 – Black children may have more severe eczema than white children, but they are less likely to visit a doctor for this common inflammatory skin condition, new research shows. Eczema causes the skin to become red and itchy. Roughly 11 percent of children in the United States are affected by the condition, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Previous studies have demonstrated disparities in overall health care utilization among racial and ethnic minorities, but few studies have examined this question specifically for eczema," said senior study author Dr. Junko Takeshita. She is an assistant professor of dermatology and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. "This is the first study to look at racial and ethnic differences in health care utilization for eczema on an individual level rather than ... Read more

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Eczema Can Take a Toll on Adults

Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 – The itchy, rashy skin condition eczema sometimes takes a heavier toll on adults than children, an expert says. "Adult eczema patients may have dealt with their symptoms for their entire lives, which can be draining, or they may experience symptoms for the first time as adults, which can be a difficult adjustment," said Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, an assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. "Either way, this condition can take a real toll on them," added Silverberg, director of Northwestern's Multidisciplinary Eczema Center. Some people mistakenly regard eczema as a childhood disease and not a serious health problem for adults, he said. "People who aren't familiar with the disease might say, 'It's just eczema.' But for many patients, it's not 'just eczema.' It can be debilitating," Silverberg said in a news release ... Read more

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Silk Clothes Won't Soothe Eczema's Itch

Posted 11 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 – Although it may feel nice against the skin, new research says silk clothing offers little benefit for kids with eczema. Eczema is a skin condition that can cause a rash and itchiness, and some parents believe that clothing can either worsen or soothe the problem. This prompts some to avoid dressing their children in wool clothes, and instead dress them in only fine weave fabrics such as cotton or silk. This new research included 300 children from the United Kingdom. They were between the ages of 1 and 15. All had moderate to severe eczema. During the study, they received standard care for their skin condition and wore either their usual clothing or silk garments. After six months, there was no difference in eczema severity, use of medication or quality of life between the two groups, the study authors said. "The results of this trial suggest that silk garments ... Read more

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Dupixent Approved to Treat Eczema

Posted 28 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 – Dupixent (dupilumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate-to-severe eczema that isn't well controlled by topical medication. Eczema, medically called atopic dermatitis, is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the skin, leading to red, scaly patches. The patches of itchy skin – when scratched – can lead to swelling, cracking skin that leaks fluid, the FDA said Tuesday in a news release. The injected drug Dupixent is designed to thwart a protein that causes skin inflammation. Its effectiveness was evaluated in clinical studies involving more than 2,100 people. The most common side effects included injection-site reactions, cold sores, and eye inflammation. More serious adverse effects included severe allergic reactions, pink eye and inflammation of the eye's cornea. The FDA granted approval of Dupixent to ... Read more

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Can Protein in Common Skin Bacteria Offer Disease Protection?

Posted 23 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 – Our most common skin bacteria may help shield us from some skin diseases, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers report that Propionibacterium acnes secretes a protein called RoxP that protects against bacteria that are believed to contribute to several skin disorders. Specifically, RoxP protects against skin cell damage called oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen bacteria. UV radiation from the sun is a common cause of oxidative stress on the skin. Oxidative stress is believed to contribute to several skin diseases, including eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer. The protective effect of RoxP is as strong as antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, according to the study published recently in the journal Scientific Reports. "This protein is important for the bacterium's very survival on our skin. The bacterium improves its living environment by secreting ... Read more

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Eczema's Effects More Than Skin Deep

Posted 29 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 – People dealing with the itchy skin condition known as eczema may have other medical conditions to cope with as well, including heart disease, a dermatologist says. Eczema, which causes dry, red patches of skin and intense itchiness, affects an estimated one-quarter of children in the United States. And, as many as seven million adults also have eczema, Dr. Jonathan Silverberg said in an American Academy of Dermatology news release. "Although it affects the skin, eczema is not just skin-deep. This disease can have a serious impact on patients' quality of life and overall health, both physically and mentally," Silverberg said. He's assistant professor in dermatology, medical social sciences and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Eczema has been linked to an increased risk of health conditions such as asthma, hay ... Read more

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'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies

Posted 2 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 – "Hard," mineral-laden water may increase the risk of a baby getting the skin condition eczema, a new British study suggests. Eczema is a chronic condition marked by itchiness and rashes. The study included 1,300 3-month old infants from across the United Kingdom. Researchers checked hardness – the water's mineral content – and chlorine levels in the water supply where the babies lived. Babies who lived in areas with hard water were up to 87 percent more likely to have eczema, the study found. "Our study builds on growing evidence of a link between exposure to hard water and the risk of developing eczema in childhood," said lead author Dr. Carsten Flohr, from the Institute of Dermatology at King's College London. The study wasn't designed to prove a cause-and-effect relationship, so further research is needed to learn more about this apparent link, Flohr ... Read more

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Health Tip: Got Eczema?

Posted 28 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Bleach bath therapy may be an effective way to manage eczema, if it's approved by the patient's dermatologist. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests: Carefully measure the amount of bleach to mix with bath water. Use 1/2 cup bleach in a full tub, 1/4 cup in a half-full tub, or one teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water for a baby or toddler. Use only regular 6 percent strength bleach, never concentrated. Always pour bleach into the tub and never apply directly to skin. Allow the tub to finish filling before the person with eczema climbs in. Discuss with the dermatologist the appropriate length of the bleach bath – usually between five minutes and 10 minutes. As soon as the person emerges from the bath, gently pat the skin dry and apply any prescribed eczema medication. Read more

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Retail Prices of Dermatology Drugs Skyrocket

Posted 25 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 – Patients using prescription creams, gels, sprays and pills for skin conditions may shell out substantially more at the pharmacy than they did just six years ago, a new study suggests. Between 2009 and 2015, retail prices of brand-name dermatologic drugs rose 401 percent, on average, study authors reported Nov. 25 in JAMA Dermatology. Even generics have succumbed to price inflation, up 279 percent between 2011 and 2014, based on the drugs surveyed. Price increases for skin treatments far outpaced the general inflation rate of 11 percent during the six-year study period, the researchers said. "Cancer drugs were the worst in terms of the numbers" – up 1,240 percent or nearly $11,000 over the six-year study period – primarily because of two medicines, said Dr. Steven Rosenberg, voluntary professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of ... Read more

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Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds

Posted 24 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 – Children with the skin condition eczema often have trouble sleeping. Now, a new study suggests that over-the-counter melatonin might boost their shuteye. Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is characterized by an itchy, red rash. It affects as many as 30 percent of all kids, more than half of whom experience sleep difficulties, the researchers said. These sleep problems can be difficult to treat in these children, said Dr. Yung-Sen Chang, an attending physician in pediatrics at Taipei City Hospital Renai Branch in Taiwan. Antihistamines can stop working after a few days, and tranquilizers have potentially serious side effects, Chang said. But supplementation with melatonin, his study found, "is safe and effective for helping children with atopic dermatitis fall asleep faster." The link between the skin condition and insufficient sleep "has an impact on ... Read more

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Tattoos May Pose Health Risks, Researchers Report

Posted 28 May 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 – Getting a tattoo may put you at risk for long-term skin problems, a new study warns. "We were rather alarmed at the high rate of reported chronic complications tied to getting a tattoo," said senior investigator Dr. Marie Leger, an assistant professor in the dermatology department at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. "Given the growing popularity of tattoos, physicians, public health officials and consumers need to be aware of the risks involved," Leger said in a Langone news release. For the study, researchers surveyed about 300 New York City adults, aged 18 to 69, with tattoos. Most of them had no more than five tattoos, and the arm was the most popular tattoo site (67 percent). Up to 6 percent of the study participants experienced some form of tattoo-related rash, infection, severe itching or swelling that sometimes lasted longer than four months. ... Read more

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Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Posted 18 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 – A cream used to treat the skin condition eczema in children does not appear to increase the risk of cancer, according to a study funded by the maker of the cream. Researchers looked at nearly 7,500 children in the United States who were given an average of 793 grams of pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream to treat eczema and were followed for 10 years. As of May 2014, five cases of cancer were diagnosed among the children: two leukemias, two lymphomas and one bone cancer. There were no cases of skin cancer, the researchers said. Based on the findings, "it seems unlikely" that pimecrolimus cream as used in the study to treat eczema is associated with an increased risk of cancer, lead researcher Dr. David Margolis, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues concluded. The study was published online Feb. 18 in the journal JAMA Dermatology and was ... Read more

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Dermatitis May Be More Cause Than Effect of Food Allergies

Posted 10 Feb 2011 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 – One of the most common forms of eczema, the chronic inflammatory skin disease, may actually precede the onset of food allergies, rather than be the product of existing allergies, new research suggests. This means that parents of children with the specific skin condition, known as atopic dermatitis, should be on the lookout for signs of food allergies in their children. "Considering that 6 to 10 percent of children have atopic dermatitis and that up to one-third of those individuals may have documented food allergy, the number of these children affected by food allergies may be significant," Dr. Jon M. Hanifin, a dermatologist and professor at Oregon Health & Science University, said in a news release from the American Academy of Dermatology. Hanifin presented his team's findings Feb. 4 in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. ... Read more

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