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 537 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role models in a preventive program for hand eczema among healthcare workers: a qualitative exploration of their main tasks and associated barriers and facilitators.
 

Author(s): Anne M Bruinewoud, Esther W C van der Meer, Joost W J van der Gulden, Johannes R Anema, Cécile R L Boot

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Role models often play a role when implementing guidelines in healthcare. However, little is known about how role models perform their respective roles, or about which factors may hamper or enhance their functioning. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate how role ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2015

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[Eczema herpeticum in a patient with atopic dermatitis, carrying r501x and 2282del4 filaggrin null mutations].
 

Author(s): Rodrigo Valdés-Rodríguez, Víctor M Saavedra-Alanís, Mario A Islas-Aguilar, Bertha Torres-Álvarez

Journal: Gac Med Mex. ;151(2):252-5.

 

Eczema herpeticum is an acute dermatoses caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 in atopic dermatitis patients, and is considered a dermatology emergency. Eczema herpeticum occurs in less than 3% of atopic patients. We report a patient with a history of atopic dermatitis who presented ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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Topical treatment with fresh human milk versus emollient on atopic eczema spots in young children: a small, randomized, split body, controlled, blinded pilot study.
 

Author(s): Teresa Løvold Berents, Jørgen Rønnevig, Elisabeth Søyland, Peter Gaustad, Gro Nylander, Beate Fossum Løland

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Public health nurses report on effects of fresh human milk as treatment for conjunctivitis, rhinitis and atopic eczema (AE), the latter being highly prevalent in early childhood. Emollients and topical corticosteroids are first line treatment of AE. As many caregivers have steroid ...

Last Updated: 9 May 2015

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The terms "Eczema" returned 53 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Microbiota in healthy skin and in atopic eczema.
 

Author(s): Giuseppe Baviera, Maria Chiara Leoni, Lucetta Capra, Francesca Cipriani, Giorgio Longo, Nunzia Maiello, Giampaolo Ricci, Elena Galli

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():436921.

 

The Italian interest group (IG) on atopic eczema and urticaria is member of the Italian Society of Allergology and Immunology. The aim of our IG is to provide a platform for scientists, clinicians, and experts. In this review we discuss the role of skin microbiota not only in healthy ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2014

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No high level evidence to support the use of oral H1 antihistamines as monotherapy for eczema: a summary of a Cochrane systematic review.
 

Author(s): Esther J van Zuuren, Christian J Apfelbacher, Zbys Fedorowicz, Aldrin Jupiter, Uwe Matterne, Elke Weisshaar

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The most important symptom as well as one of the major diagnostic criteria for eczema is itch. Although oral antihistamines continue to be prescribed for people with eczema, it is unclear if they are effective and safe in relieving itch and skin lesions. We sought to evaluate the ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014

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Nonallergic comorbidities of atopic eczema: an overview of systematic reviews.
 

Author(s): S Deckert, C Kopkow, J Schmitt

Journal: Allergy. 2014 Jan;69(1):37-45.

 

The aims of this overview are to synthesize the current evidence of published systematic reviews (SRs) on nonallergic comorbidities of atopic eczema (AE). EMBASE and MEDLINE were searched for SRs published from inception to November 2012. SRs were selected independently based on predefined ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2014

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Interferon Responses in Eczema Herpeticum
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atopic Dermatitis; Eczema Herpeticum; Herpes Simplex Infections; Eczema Vaccinatum

 

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2015

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Defining the Skin and Blood Biomarkers of Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atopic Dermatitis; Eczema

 

Last Updated: 25 Dec 2015

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A Randomised Clinical Trial in a Population of Health Care Workers With Hand Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eczema; Dermatitis; Skin Disease

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2009

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