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Q. Last winter, it was very cold where I live, and I struggled with my atopic eczema. I got outbreaks of dry, flaky or blistering skin, especially on my neck and near my mouth. Do you have suggestions for “winterizing” my skin? I’d like to avoid steroid creams again. For instance, would a super mild soap […]
A new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ointment may provide relief to patients managing mild to moderate eczema, researchers say in a study presented at the AAAAI annual meeting. The topical drug works by suppressing an enzyme that’s present in higher than average numbers in people who have atopic dermatitis. In two multicenter, double-blind stage 3 trials, researchers […]
Many patients with eczema go on to develop food allergies, a phenomenon often referred to as “the allergic march.” But the exact relationship between the two diseases has so far been unclear. Lately, however, the theory that food proteins slip in through the compromised skin barrier of a child with eczema, leading to sensitization and […]
Q: I have an 18-month-old with eczema all over his face and body. He was tested at 12 months for allergies, and was found to be allergic to eggs, soy, milk and wheat, and also to dog dander. I continue to nurse him for now. I have tired many creams and none seems to help […]
Our embrace of wireless gadgets and modern medical implants is exposing us to nickel, the highly sensitizing metal, as never before.
That burning, all-consuming itch experienced by children with severe eczema can be soothed without the need for powerful oral steroids, showed a July 2014 study evaluating a process of wet clothes swaddling for atopic dermatitis. Wet Wrap Therapy, or WWT, is a treatment for moderate to severe eczema that involves: • Putting the patient in a warm bath for about […]
The recommendations aim to help physicians implement LEAP findings while formal guidelines are still in the works.