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

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite having access to some of the best health care in the world, many Americans with the most common form of eczema, known as atopic dermatitis, have sought relief from "alternative medicines." However, dermatologists caution that patien...

Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma

Finding in mice might explain progression from skin to breathing condition TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- A substance secreted by eczema-damaged skin might trigger asthma in children, U.S. researchers suggest. The theory comes from a study of mice with an eczema-like condition...

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

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Galderma Laboratories products, Cetaphil(R) Gentle Skin Cleanser, Cetaphil(R) Moisturizing Cream, and Cetaphil(R) DailyAdvance(TM) Ultra Hydrating Lotion, have been awarded the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance. The Seal of Accepta...

National Eczema Association Anoints Theraplex Products with Seal of Acceptance

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Eczema Association (NEA) awarded its Seal of Acceptance to Theraplex Emollient and Theraplex Clear Lotion . The NEA Seal of Acceptance is part of the association's Eczema & Sensitive-Skin Education (EASE) program, which is intended t...

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

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Eczema Association (NEA) awarded its Seal of Acceptance to Theraplex Emollient and Theraplex Clear Lotion. The NEA Seal of Acceptance is part of the association's Eczema & Sensitive-Skin Education (EASE) program, which is intended...

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

The study, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , calls for trials of aggressive therapies against childhood eczema in attempt to reduce the incidence of asthma in later life. The study, conducted by the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Menzies Resea...

Cats Can Trigger Eczema in Some Infants

Babies with a genetic mutation and a cat at home were more likely to develop skin condition before age of 1, study finds WEDNESDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who have a certain genetic mutation are more likely to develop eczema if there is a cat in the home, a new study sugg...

Five Questions About Eczema

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Eczema is a chronic skin disorder characterized by dry, itchy, scaly skin and rashes. It is commonly known as "the itch that rashes." (1) While the exact cause of eczema is not known, it appears to result from a complex interaction of factors ...

Diluted Bleach Baths Ease Kids' Eczema

5- to 10-minute soaks, twice a week, prevent painful flare-ups, study finds MONDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Diluted bleach baths offer a safe, simple and inexpensive way of treating children with eczema, according to U.S. researchers. The skin disease, which affects 17 percent ...

Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids' eczema

CHICAGO--- It's best known for whitening a load of laundry. But now simple household bleach has a surprising new role: an effective treatment for kids' chronic eczema. Chronic, severe eczema can mar a childhood. The skin disorder starts with red, itchy, inflamed skin that often becomes crusty...

Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema

Teas, acupuncture reduce itching, improve quality of life, study finds SATURDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Certain traditional Chinese medicine, including tea and acupuncture, may safely and effectively help treat chronic eczema, a new report finds. Use of Erka Shizheng Herba...

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 way to control and heal this skin condition without a prescription now have a new option to consider. A new study in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology finds that an over-t...

Commonly Used Beauty Staple Clinically Proven to Help Treat Eczema

New Study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology Finds Over-the-Counter (OTC) Albolene(R) Moisturizing Cleanser as Effective as a Prescription Moisturizer for Helping to Clear Up Mild to Moderate Eczema EDISON, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mild to moderate eczema sufferers who are looking fo...

Manipulating Key Protein May Prevent Eczema

Study might lead to new treatments for itchy skin condition WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The discovery of a protein that seems to contribute to the development of eczema may one day lead to preventive treatments for the itchy and often painful skin condition -- at least if ne...

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

Outlook good for better therapeutic options to reduce severity of disease, related food allergies and infections SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema in this family of various inflammatory skin diseases, is a chronic disea...

Toxic Substance in House Dust may Reduce Eczema Risks in Early Life

A new study has found that a toxic substance, made by certain types of bacteria found in house dust, may reduce the risk of developing the allergic skin condition eczema or wheezing in children if they are exposed to it up to age of 3. The toxic substance, Endotoxin is an element of the ce...

Hydrolysed Casein Formula may Slash Eczema in Infants

Infant formula containing hydrolysed casein proteins reduced the development of eczema by 33 per cent, says a three-year study// from Germany. "The 3-year results of this large-scale, prospective, randomized, double-blind trial clearly confirm the concept that the risk for [atopic dermatitis]...

Now Single Jab Could Ward off Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever

A Swiss firm has developed a vaccine that it says can ward off common allergies such as asthma, eczema and hay fever. // The vaccine by Cytos Biotechnology has been tested on humans and contains harmless DNA similar to that found in the TB bug, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. R...

Azathioprine Can Soon Revolutionize Eczema Treatment

Azathioprine, an immunosuppressant, meant for use in kidney transplant recipients can be used in treatment of eczema, a skin disorder. The drug was discovered 40 years ago, is still used to prevent the rejection of transplanted kidneys// in renal failure patients. In around the 1960s, Roy Cal...

Vitamin C Consumption In Pregnancy Found To Increase The Likelihood Of Asthma and Eczema in Kids

Total Vitamin C intake during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of eczema and asthma in children by age 2, say researchers according to a recent study.// 2,000 women were studied to determine how antioxidant intake during pregnancy affects the development of asthma and eczema in children. Th...

Home-based Treatment For Eczema More Effective Compared To Hospital Care

A home-based treatment for hand eczema is just as effective at treating the condition in hospital say researchers according to // a new study. Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin, which causes redness, itching and scaling. Researchers examined 158 patients with moderate to severe chr...

Children Having An Early Exposure To Cats May Develop Eczema

According to a new study the children who are exposed to cats soon after birth face an increased risk of developing eczema, an inflammatory condition that causes the skin// to become red, scaly and itchy. This study was presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 21st...

New Treatment for Chronic Eczema

New research reveals hope for the millions of people throughout the world who suffer from chronic eczema. Atopic dermatitis is a form of eczema marked by frequent, unpredictable relapses. It is currently treated in one of two ways: a potent topical corticosteroid followed by a lower potency pre...

FDA Approves Elidel Cream for Eczema

The FDA announced it had approved Elidel ( pimecrolimus ) cream for treating mild to moderate forms of the skin condition called atopic dermatitis, or eczema. The skin condition is common, causing red, swollen, and itchy rashes that often seep and ooze. The drug maker, Novartis, notes more than 40 ...

Immunosupressants for Eczema

Here's to all of you who thought that one only uses corticosteroids for skin disease. Yet, the host of drugs that have come out in the recent years which are dermatocentric are astounding and here is another. Using Tacrolimus, the agent which was devised for liver transplantation, there has been fo...

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

...es : 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, Inc....

Scientists Zero In on Elusive 'Allergy Gene'

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

Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

...ated 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

...e 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 Cetaphil...

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

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

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 fina...

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 for...

Prenatal Nutrition, Postnatal Allergy Protection

...se 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 commo... 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 lot...

Food Allergies Up 18% Among U.S. Children

...ad 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 r...

Wheezing after early-life antibiotics

...(72.1%) 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," s...

Black Henna Tattoo Chemical Can Cause Skin Reaction

...h," 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 ster...

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

...noted 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 blister...

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

...the 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 ...

Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk

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