Skip to Content

Join the 'Eczema' group to help and get support from people like you.

Eczema News

Eczema Dramatically Impacts Quality of Life

Posted 3 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 – Itching, blisters, sores and inflammation are a continuous and debilitating source of pain, shame and misery for many people who struggle with the allergic skin disease known as eczema, researchers say. And a new survey suggests that many of those battling moderate-to-severe eczema suffer from an inability or reluctance to engage in activities and socializing, which leads ...

Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Posted 24 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 – Sufferers of severe eczema may be at greater risk for heart attack, stroke and irregular heartbeat, British researchers report. Although the added risk is small, it's important from a public health perspective because eczema affects up to 10 percent of adults, the researchers said. Eczema is a term for several types of skin swelling marked by dry, itchy skin and rashes. ...

Skin's 'Good' Bacteria May Be Promising Weapon Against Eczema

Posted 3 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 – A treatment that harnesses the power of helpful bacteria living naturally on the skin might be a breakthrough treatment for eczema, early research suggests. The therapy capitalizes on recent insights into the importance of the "microbiome" – the trillions of helpful bacteria that live in people's digestive tracts and on their skin. "By applying bacteria from a healthy ...

Have Eczema? No Need for Bleach Baths, Study Suggests

Posted 7 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 – Bathing in water is just as effective for the treatment of eczema as bathing in a bleach solution, a new review of previous research indicates. Doctors sometimes recommend a bleach bath, which is a mixture of a small amount of bleach in a pool of cool or warm water. But investigators say the finding should encourage people with eczema to bathe regularly with just water, ...

Prolonged Breast-Feeding May Guard Against Teen Eczema

Posted 13 Nov 2017 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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Many Moisturizers Aren't What They Claim to Be

Posted 6 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 – Many skin moisturizers that claim to be fragrance-free or hypoallergenic are not, and may aggravate skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema, a new study says. Northwestern University researchers examined the top 100 best-selling, whole-body moisturizers sold at Amazon, Target and Walmart for affordability and content. They found that 83 percent of so-called ...

Health Tip: Learn Your Risk for Asthma

Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Asthma can begin at any age, but it usually starts in childhood. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says risk factors for developing asthma include: Having frequent respiratory infections and wheezing. Having a parent with asthma. Having allergies. Having eczema. Being a boy or an adult woman. Working in an environment with dust and chemicals.

Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?

Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 – Can your canine companion help you fight off a troubling skin condition? Possibly. Well, maybe not your dog, per se, but dogs in general. A human skin specialist said that dogs can offer valuable insight into human skin conditions such as eczema. "Dermatologists, veterinarians and scientists can learn a lot from one another," said Dr. Jennifer Gardner, an assistant ...

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 ...

Study Challenges Touted Link Between Eczema and Heart Disease

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 26, 2017 – There's no evidence of a link between eczema and increased risk of heart disease, researchers report. The findings challenge recent studies suggesting that people with atopic dermatitis – a common form of the skin disease eczema – are significantly more likely to have heart trouble. The authors of the new study analyzed the medical records of nearly 260,000 Canadians ...

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 ...

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, ...

New Eczema Drug Dupixent Gets FDA Approval

Posted 28 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 – Adults plagued by eczema may have a new treatment option, with a new drug approved Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dupixent (dupilumab) injections treat moderate-to-severe eczema in patients whose condition is not controlled by topical treatments or who should not use topical treatments. Eczema inflames the skin, making it red and itchy. It's common in ...

Page 1 2 3 4 5 Next

Ask a Question

Further Information

Related Condition Support Groups

Dermatitis

Related Drug Support Groups

prednisone, methotrexate, dexamethasone, ranitidine, clobetasol, fluocinonide, cyclosporine, desonide, Clobex, view more... Kenalog, Decadron, evening primrose, azathioprine, desoximetasone, Elocon, Evening Primrose Oil, Primrose Oil, Dupixent, Elidel, Topicort, Lidex, flax, halobetasol, Deltasone, Cordran, Vanos, Halog, Cloderm, Locoid, Olux, Dermovate, Cortizone-10, Synalar, Temovate, Cordran Tape, Locoid Lipocream, Olux-E, Cortaid, resorcinol, Halog-E, Alcortin, Aristocort A, Alcortin A, Hytone, Sterapred, Nutracort, alclometasone, Aclovate, Hysone, Verdeso, Adrenocot, Prudoxin, Dexone, Adrenocot LA, Liquid Pred, Sterapred DS, Cortaid Maximum Strength, Encort, Pandel, Cutivate, Desonate, halcinonide, aloe vera / hydrocortisone / iodoquinol, Ultravate, dupilumab, bilberry, DesOwen, hydrocortisone / iodoquinol, clocortolone, Trianex, Hycort, Flax Seed Oil, Cortaid Intensive Therapy, Dermarest Dricort, NuZon, Caldecort, Neutrogena T-Scalp, Dermtex HC, Aquanil HC, Acticort 100, Aloe Cort, Cortizone-10 Plus, Cortizone-5, U-Cort, Cortaid with Aloe, Cortizone for Kids, Nogenic HC, Dermarest Plus Anti-Itch, Delcort, Oralone, Hi-Cor, Gly-Cort, Dermolate, Dermol HC, Recort Plus, Rederm, Corticreme, Corticaine, Sarnol-HC, Scalp-Aid, Cort-Dome, Genasone / Aloe, Instacort 10, Scalp-Cort, Beta HC, Ivocort, Dalalone DP, Itch-X Lotion, Dermotic, Pediaderm TA, Pediaderm HC, Carb-O-Lac HP, Carb-O-Lac5, Carmol HC, Keratol HC, Synalar Ointment, Synalar TS, Dermasorb HC, Clodan, Pedi-Cort V, Halac, Dermasorb TA, NuCort, DermacinRx Silazone, DermacinRx Trizapak, Juulissa Pharmapak, SilaLite Pak, Treziopak, Nolix, Zema Pak, Decaject LA, Z-Xtra, Scalacort, Olux / Olux-E Kit, OraMagic Rx, Temovate E, Ultravate PAC, Dermagesic, Resinol, MD Hydrocortisone, Fluocinonide-E, Dexamethasone Intensol, Baycadron, Decaject, Hydrocortisone 1% In Absorbase, Cormax Scalp, Derma-Smoothe / FS (Scalp), Ala-Scalp, Aloquin, Halonate, Corque, Dalalone, Ala-Scalp HP, Dalalone LA, Cortane, Cinalog, Lacticare-HC, Dexacort-LA, Dermatop, Dermazene, Vytone, Hexadrol, Decadron-LA, Solurex LA, Dexacen-4, Solurex, De-Sone LA, Dexasone, Scalpicin, Dexasone LA, Dexone LA, Primethasone, Dexacorten, Medidex, Medidex LA, Dexpak Taperpak, Meticorten, Orasone, Ala-Quin, Instacort, Prednicot, Cyclocort, ammonium lactate / urea, clioquinol / hydrocortisone, diflorasone, flurandrenolide, pimecrolimus, prednicarbate, benzocaine / pyrilamine / zinc oxide, ammonium lactate / halobetasol, aloe polysaccharides / iodoquinol, Embeline, Cordran SP, Tridesilon, LoKara, Topicort LP, Apexicon, Maxiflor, Zonalon, Derma-Smoothe / FS, Capex, Lidex-E, Prednicen-M, Temovate Emollient, Cotacort, Ultralytic, Kenalog in Orabase, Iodo-HC, Steroform, Dek-Quin, Vio-Tex-HC, R A Acne, Lodocort Aloe, Utralytic, Ultralytic 2, DermOtic Oil, amcinonide, Cort-Dome High Potency, Cetacort, Dermacort, Westcort, Aeroseb-HC, Texacort, Hydrocort cream, Ala-Cort, Penecort, Cinolar, Rx Triamcinolone, Cormax, Synemol, Embeline E, Clobevate, Delonide, Florone, Psorcon, Florone E, Psorcon E, ApexiCon E, Fluonid, Flurosyn, Flutex, FS Shampoo, Synalar-HP, Licon, Dermacin, Fluex, Triacet, Triderm, Aricin, Aristocort R, Delta-Tritex, Quinja