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Five Questions About Eczema

... CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- eczema is a chronic skin disorder characterized by dry, ... itch that rashes." (1) While the exact cause of eczema is not known, it appears to result from a complex ... clear fluid and, ultimately, crusting. (3) eczema is a chronic condition characterized by itchy ...

Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments

... School of Medicine in Chicago, discussed why eczema patients try alternative therapies and how ... The first reason is that since the cause of eczema is not fully understood nor why it occurs in some ... herbal treatments, marketed for treating eczema are not governed by the U.S. Food and Drug ...

Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'

... Genetic mutation increases likelihood of eczema and asthma, study finds,, THURSDAY, ... of developing such allergic disorders as eczema and asthma, Scottish researchers report. ... people with eczema. The link between atopic eczema and filaggrin gene mutations appeared to be ...

Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma

... which suggested that early treatment of eczema and inhibition of the trigger substance might ... not all cases are severe. The progression from eczema to asthma is called the atopic march. "Over ... the substance, called TSLP, as the link between eczema and asthma." The researchers found that TSLP ...

Diluted Bleach Baths Ease Kids' Eczema

... 6 months to 17 years old, with moderate or severe eczema plus a skin infection. Half of the children took ... took the diluted bleach baths had a reduction in eczema severity that was five times greater than those ... taking the baths showed such rapid improvement in eczema and infection symptoms that the researchers ...

Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids' eczema

... for kids' chronic eczema. Chronic, severe eczema can mar a childhood. The skin disorder starts ... often becomes crusty and raw from scratching. The eczema disturbs kids' sleep, alters their appearance and ... giving pediatric patients with moderate or severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) diluted bleach baths ...

Eczema in children is increasing, but diet is not the cause

... sensitivity The number of children who have eczema has risen one in five children are now affected ... that most babies and small children with mild eczema will grow out of it, and parents will usually not ... informedhealthonline.org . The increase in eczema in children remains a mystery In the last few ...

Commonly used beauty staple clinically proven to help treat eczema

... EDISON, NJ, March 9, 2009 Mild to moderate eczema sufferers who are looking for a cost-effective ... or, even, prescription medications, she adds. eczema is one of the most common conditions that results ... children. Most of the skin damage associated with eczema is not from the condition, itself, but comes as a ...

Three Cetaphil(R) Products Awarded National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance

... Hydrating Lotion, have been awarded the National eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance. The ... Seal of Acceptance is part of the association's eczema & Sensitive-Skin Education (EASE) program, ... the quality of life for people who suffer from eczema and sensitive skin. The NEA Seal further helps ...

Commonly Used Beauty Staple Clinically Proven to Help Treat Eczema

... for Helping to Clear Up Mild to Moderate eczema EDISON, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mild to moderate eczema sufferers who are looking for a cost-effective ... even, prescription medications, she adds. eczema is one of the most common conditions that results ...

National Eczema Association Anoints Theraplex Products with Seal of Acceptance

... Tenn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National eczema Association (NEA) awarded its Seal of Acceptance ... Seal of Acceptance is part of the association's eczema & Sensitive-Skin Education (EASE) program, ... the quality of life for people who suffer from eczema and sensitive skin. "These products met our ...

National Eczema Association Anoints Theraplex Child-Friendly Eczema Products with Seal of Acceptance

... Tenn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National eczema Association (NEA) awarded its Seal of Acceptance ... Seal of Acceptance is part of the association's eczema & Sensitive-Skin Education (EASE) program, ... of life for children and adults who suffer from eczema and sensitive skin. "These products met ...

Manipulating Key Protein May Prevent Eczema

... that seems to contribute to the development of eczema may one day lead to preventive treatments for the ... IL-21 receptors could be spared from developing eczema by pumping them with a decoy receptor to fool ... we don't know if the agent will work after the eczema sets in." Geha said future treatments might ...

Aggressive treatment of childhood eczema could help prevent asthma, says new study

... trials of aggressive therapies against childhood eczema in attempt to reduce the incidence of asthma in ... to demonstrate an association between childhood eczema and asthma into middle age. The study found people who had childhood eczema were more likely to develop childhood asthma, ...

Cats Can Trigger Eczema in Some Infants

... genetic mutation are more likely to develop eczema if there is a cat in the home, a new study ... with the mutation were twice as likely to develop eczema during their first year of life. Those with the ... the eczema, but it did demonstrate that the eczema was not an allergic reaction to cats. "It's ...

American Academy of Dermatology Research Confirms Genetic Skin Barrier Defect Linked to Eczema

... dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema in this family of various inflammatory ... skin and hand eczema. Patients with severe eczema may suffer lifelong, widespread symptoms that can ... implications of this new research for managing eczema and why he believes early childhood intervention ...

Eczema still on the increase in developing countries

... tracking the number of cases of childhood eczema across the globe has revealed big changes in the ... shown a levelling off in the number of cases of eczema in children aged between 13 to 14 years and a ... like the UK and New Zealand where childhood eczema was once highly prevalent. But a continuing rise ...

Eczema sufferers test out benefits of water softeners

... the Isle of Wight. The aim of the Soft Water eczema Trial (SWET) is to discover whether eczema can be improved by deliberately softening all ... supply mains water for drinking. Families of eczema sufferers and some doctors have said that living ...

Taking Care of Your Skin Starts From Within

... by medical skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema or psoriasis, eating certain foods or ... on the skin. Foods that have been known to worsen eczema symptoms include eggs, milk, peanuts, soy, wheat ... in contact with the skin, and she suggested that eczema patients also should keep a trigger journal as ...

Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema

... health. All but one patient saw at least a 60 percent improvement in eczema severity, based on standard rating scales to measure disease activity, ... More information The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about eczema . -- Kevin McKeever ...

Prenatal Nutrition, Postnatal Allergy Protection

... Control and Prevention, and about 6.2 million of those are children. eczema is an allergic condition that makes the skin dry and itchy. It's most ... more than once a week had children who were 43 percent less likely to have eczema than women who never ate fish. "This was a good study, but we need a ...

Wheezing after early-life antibiotics

... had been given antibiotics. In addition 11.8% had asthma, 39.6% had eczema and 21.2% had a recurring itchy scaly rash. The researchers then looked ... leaves open the possibility that antibiotics may affect the development of eczema and itchy skin by four years and allergic hypersensitivity by 15 months," ...

Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk

... the distance to the nearest road and asthmatic bronchitis, hay fever, eczema and allergic sensitizations. "[Children] living very close to a major ... their lives. The children were tested for asthma, wheezing, sneezing, eczema and food allergies, while their parents answered questionnaires about ...

Breastfeeding does not protect children against developing asthma or allergies

... increased breastfeeding did not reduce the risk of asthma, hayfever or eczema at 6.5 years of age despite large increases in the duration and ... impact on reducing the level of hereditary conditions such as asthma or eczema within the population. They say: our results underline the importance ...

US Farms, Inc. Launches New Aloe Vera Skin Gel Product

... : Sunburns Hair Gel Shaving Gel Burns Rashes Blisters for quick relief Prevent scarring eczema Remove eye makeup Cuts Scrapes Itches Acne For additional product information, contact US Farms, ....

Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

... Th17 cells in a variety of autoimmune disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, eczema and psoriasis. In the study, researchers gave halofuginone to mice with experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE), an artificially induced immune ...

Cetaphil(R) Cleansers and Moisturizers Now the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Brand

... Cetaphil(R) Kids Care Corner provides everything from pediatric-skin insights and solutions to the most pressing skin concerns, from diaper rash and eczema to acne, another reason why the brand has become a pediatrician favorite. For more information about Cetaphil(R) products or to join the ...

China Sky One Medical Inc. Gets SFDA Approval for Calcium Folinate Injection

... the prevention of colds. Mei Lu gel is used to treat Acne vulgaris and to relieve itching. It can also be used to cure other skin diseases, including eczema and dermatitis solaris, and repel insects. Clinical trials for the two gels will last approximately six months, and management expects to receive ...

Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops

... Rashes, hives, other problems exacerbated by wartime conditions, researchers say TUESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Rashes, eczema and other skin troubles can be exacerbated by combat conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan and are a major cause of American soldiers being evacuated ...

Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children

... reported asthma, compared to 12 percent of children without food allergy. And an estimated 27 percent of children with food allergies had reported eczema or skin allergy, compared to 8 percent of children without food allergies. Slightly more than 30 percent of children with a food allergy also had ...

Black Henna Tattoo Chemical Can Cause Skin Reaction

... Jacob said. To date, there have been hundreds of reports of black tattoos causing allergic contact dermatitis, with reactions ranging from mild eczema to blistering and permanent scarring, she noted. Signs of an allergic reaction include redness and itching, bumps, swelling and blisters. Topical ...

Respiratory illnesses and dog bites a concern for travelers to China for 2008 Olympics

... than contracting exotic diseases. Other common ailments seen while traveling in China were diarrhea, sprains and strains, and skin conditions such as eczema and insect stings. The report, published in the July issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, gives vital information to ...

Consumer Alert: Black Henna Tattoos Can Cause Serious Skin Reactions

... that to date, there have been hundreds of case reports of allergic contact dermatitis from black henna tattoos, with reactions ranging from mild eczema to blistering and even permanent scarring. The first sign of a reaction is typically redness and itching, followed by bumps, swelling and then ...

Stomach bug appears to protect kids from asthma, says NYU study

... researchers report. H. pylori carriers in teens and children were also 40 percent less likely to have hay fever and associated allergies such as eczema or rash. These results, which follow on from similar findings in adults published by the same authors last year, are based on an analysis of data ...

Road pollution blamed for higher allergy risk in kids

... and number of siblings, researchers found significant positive associations between distance to the nearest road and asthmatic bronchitis, hay fever, eczema and allergic sensitizations. They also found a distant-dependent relationship between proximity to the road and risk of allergic sensitization, with ...

Countertop Appliance Splits Tap Water for Five Uses to Enhance Health, Environment

... carpet/clothing. -- Acid or Beauty Water: Excellent natural skin toner/astringent, skin and hair conditioner. Treats skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Cleans glass of any kind. -- Strong Acid Water: Sanitizes, disinfects, kills bacteria such as E.Coli and Salmonella on ...

Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

... hadn't been examined. In this study, researchers looked at 125 adults and found the likelihood of IBS was much higher in patients with allergic eczema (3.85 times) and seasonal allergic rhinitis (2.67) times. They also found that IBS was 2.56 times more likely in people with depression. "The ...

Don't Pout About Irritated Lips: Dermatologists Can Offer Top Tips to Help Keep Lips in Tip-Top Shape

... into contact with the lip area. Vitamin E and aloe vera gel also can be irritating to many people with sensitive skin. Similarly, patients with eczema or other skin conditions that make the skin more sensitive could be more susceptible to allergic reactions from lip products. Dr. Parsons advised ...

Allergic disease linked to irritable bowel syndrome

... and colleagues found the likelihood of IBS was significantly higher in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (2.67 times), patients with allergic eczema (3.85 times), and patients with depression (2.56 times). Irritable Bowel Syndrome, affecting 15 percent of the general population, is a cluster of ...

Breast-Feeding Seems to Protect Against Some Allergies

... eczema. Exclusive breast-feeding for at least four months for infants at high-risk of developing atopic disease decreases the risk of developing eczema and cow milk allergy during the first two years of life. In high-risk infants who aren't breast-fed exclusively for four to six months, the use of ...
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