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FDA Medwatch Alert: Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion: Recall - Incorrect Active Ingredient

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Lucky Mart Inc. is voluntarily recalling lots C14005, C16001 and C16002 of Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion to the consumer level. The product was manufactured using the active pharmaceutical ingredient dexamethasone rather than hydrocortisone. Dexamethasone is not listed as an ingredient in the labeling. Dexamethasone is a higher potency steroid than hydrocortisone and may have a longer half-life; it could potentially cause serious side effects in patients applying the cream multiple times daily. There is a reasonable probability of any or all of the following side effects of topical steroids which include but are not limited to skin changes (whitening, thinning), adrenal suppression (high blood sugar, weakened immunity, electrolyte imbalances, emotional lability, slowing of growth in children), glaucoma, and cataracts. To date Lucky Mart Inc. has not received any reports of adverse ... Read more

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Mouse Study Hints at Treatment for Itch-Related Ills Like Eczema

Posted 11 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 – An itch that just won't go away: Many people will suffer from eczema or some other ailment involving chronic itch during their lifetime, and a new study in mice hints at why this happens. The scientists who've spotted a gene involved in chronic itch also believe the finding could lead to new treatments. The study was co-authored by Rachel Brem, a geneticist and associate professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, Calif. "An estimated 10 to 20 percent of the population will suffer from chronic itch at some point in their lifetime," Brem said in an institute news release. "In addition to eczema, chronic itch can stem from systemic conditions including kidney failure, cirrhosis and some cancers," she added. "Understanding the molecular basis of chronic itch is of significant clinical interest, and now there is a new target available to ... Read more

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Got an Itch? Mouse Study May Help Explain Why

Posted 23 May 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 23 – The sensation of itching is hardwired into the nervous system and can be traced back to a small molecule released in the spinal cord, according to a new study in mice. Researchers say this molecule, known as natriuretic polypeptide b (Nppb), triggers a signal that passes through the central nervous system. Ultimately, this signal is experienced as an itch. Since the nervous systems of humans and mice are similar, the researchers concluded that a similar process probably occurs in people. "Our work shows that itch, once thought to be a low-level form of pain, is a distinct sensation that is uniquely hardwired into the nervous system with the biochemical equivalent of its own dedicated landline to the brain," study senior author Mark Hoon, a scientist at the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, said in an institute news release. The findings ... Read more

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Health Tip: Caring for Baby's Heat Rash

Posted 23 May 2013 by Drugs.com

-- Baby's sensitive skin can break out in a heat rash when exposed to hot, humid weather, as the sweat gland openings become blocked. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to soothe heat rash: Put baby in comfortable clothing that allows the skin to stay cool and dry. Take extra care of folds of skin that may be moistened by urine, drool or sweat. Cleanse baby with cool water to wipe away sweat and body oils. Then thoroughly dry the skin. Never apply skin ointments. Read more

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Seeing Others Scratch Can Trigger Your Own Itch

Posted 28 Mar 2011 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 28 – Seeing other people scratching can cause your brain to trigger your own itch, researchers suggest. The team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center investigated the causes of what's known as "contagious itch." "It is conceivable that the neuronal networks or mechanisms underlying contagious itching may be similar to the ones involved in contagious yawning, a phenomenon that is still intensely studied, but not exactly clear," dermatologist Dr. Gil Yosipovitch said in a medical center news release. "The brain has such a powerful contribution to itch, and by understanding it, we may be able to develop future therapies that can target these areas and relieve the itch impulse," he added. Yosipovitsh and colleague Dr. Alexandru Papoiu monitored 14 healthy volunteers who had histamine or a placebo applied to their forearm, and 11 people with atopic dermatitis (a type of ... Read more

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