Eczema

Common Name(s)

Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. Eczema can be common in infants and is sometimes outgrown by age ten, however some people may continue to have symptoms off and on throughout their lifetime. The main symptom of eczema is itchy patches of blistering, dry, raw, oozing, or red skin. A physician can diagnose eczema by looking at the skin and taking a personal and family history. Eczema cannot be cured entirely, but can be managed to relieve and prevent itching. Lotions and creams are recommended to keep the skin moist. Steroid or medicated cream can also be prescribed to treat severe eczema flare-ups. To reduce eczema occurences it is best to identify and avoid triggers such as temperature change, stress, certain soaps, detergents, and food.

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National Eczema Association

Improving the quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education.

Last Updated: 7 May 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Eczema" for support, advocacy or research.

National Eczema Association

Improving the quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education.

http://www.nationaleczema.org

Last Updated: 7 May 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Eczema" returned 608 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Exclusive or Partial Breastfeeding for 6 Months Is Associated With Reduced Milk Sensitization and Risk of Eczema in Early Childhood: The PATCH Birth Cohort Study.
 

Author(s): Chih-Yung Chiu, Sui-Ling Liao, Kuan-Wen Su, Ming-Han Tsai, Man-Chin Hua, Shen-Hao Lai, Li-Chen Chen, Tsung-Chieh Yao, Kuo-Wei Yeh, Jing-Long Huang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(15):e3391.

 

There is insufficient evidence to confirm the association between breastfeeding and allergic outcomes later in life. This study aimed to determine the relationships between different breastfeeding patterns and allergen sensitizations and risk of developing atopic diseases in early ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2016

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Use of a Robotic Sampler (PIPER) for Evaluation of Particulate Matter Exposure and Eczema in Preschoolers.
 

Author(s): Lokesh Shah, Gediminas Mainelis, Maya Ramagopal, Kathleen Black, Stuart L Shalat

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While the association of eczema with asthma is well recognized, little research has focused on the potential role of inhalable exposures and eczema. While indoor air quality is important in the development of respiratory disease as children in the U.S. spend the majority of their ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016

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Lifetime prevalence of childhood eczema and the effect of indoor environmental factors: Analysis in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white children.
 

Author(s): Hyo-Bin Kim, Hui Zhou, Jeong Hee Kim, Rima Habre, Theresa M Bastain, Frank D Gilliland

Journal: Allergy Asthma Proc. ;37(1):64-71.

 

The prevalence of eczema varies markedly across the globe. It is unclear whether the geographic variation is due to race and/or ethnic differences, environmental exposures, or genetic factors.

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Eczema" returned 63 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Measurement properties of quality of life measurement instruments for infants, children and adolescents with eczema: protocol for a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Daniel Heinl, Cecilia A C Prinsen, Aaron M Drucker, Robert Ofenloch, Rosemary Humphreys, Tracey Sach, Carsten Flohr, Christian Apfelbacher

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Eczema is a common chronic or chronically relapsing, inflammatory skin disease that exerts a substantial negative impact on quality of life (QoL). The Harmonising Outcome Measures for Eczema (HOME) initiative has used a consensus-based process which identified QoL as one of the four ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016

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Patient acceptability, efficacy, and skin biophysiology of a cream and cleanser containing lipid complex with shea butter extract versus a ceramide product for eczema.
 

Author(s): K L Hon, Y C Tsang, N H Pong, Vivian W Y Lee, N M Luk, C M Chow, T F Leung

Journal: Hong Kong Med J. 2015 Oct;21(5):417-25.

 

To investigate patient acceptability, efficacy, and skin biophysiological effects of a cream/cleanser combination for childhood atopic dermatitis.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2015

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Measurement properties of adult quality-of-life measurement instruments for eczema: protocol for a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Christian J Apfelbacher, Daniel Heinl, Cecilia A C Prinsen, Stefanie Deckert, Joanne Chalmers, Robert Ofenloch, Rosemary Humphreys, Tracey Sach, Sarah Chamlin, Jochen Schmitt

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Eczema is a common chronic or chronically relapsing skin disease that has a substantial impact on quality of life (QoL). By means of a consensus-based process, the Harmonising Outcome Measures in Eczema (HOME) initiative has identified QoL as one of the four core outcome domains to ...

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Efficacy and Safety of Runzao Zhiyang Capsule to Treat Chronic Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Eczema

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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Ganoderma Tea on Eczema Patient
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eczema

 

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2015

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Last Updated: 4 Oct 2016

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