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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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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

Evaluating Written Patient Information for Eczema in German: Comparing the Reliability of Two Instruments, DISCERN and EQIP.
 

Author(s): Megan E McCool, Josepha Wahl, Inga Schlecht, Christian Apfelbacher

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Patients actively seek information about how to cope with their health problems, but the quality of the information available varies. A number of instruments have been developed to assess the quality of patient information, primarily though in English. Little is known about the reliability ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2015

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A multi-centre, parallel group superiority trial of silk therapeutic clothing compared to standard care for the management of eczema in children (CLOTHES Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Eleanor F Harrison, Rachel H Haines, Fiona Cowdell, Tracey H Sach, Taraneh Dean, Ian Pollock, Nigel P Burrows, Hannah Buckley, Jonathan Batchelor, Hywel C Williams, Sandra Lawton, Sara J Brown, Lucy E Bradshaw, Amina Ahmed, Alan A Montgomery, Eleanor J Mitchell, Kim S Thomas

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Eczema is a chronic, itchy skin condition that can have a large impact on the quality of life of patients and their families. People with eczema are often keen to try out non-pharmacological therapies like silk therapeutic garments that could reduce itching or the damage caused by ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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Environmental tobacco smoke and the risk of eczema symptoms among school children in South Africa: a cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Joyce Shirinde, Janine Wichmann, Kuku Voyi

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The aim of this study was to investigate the association between eczema ever (EE) and current eczema symptoms (ES) in relation to exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2015

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The terms "Eczema" returned 60 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Eczema therapeutics in children: what do the clinical trials say?
 

Author(s): Theresa N H Leung, K L Hon

Journal: Hong Kong Med J. 2015 Jun;21(3):251-60.

 

Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a common childhood atopic disease associated with chronicity and impaired quality of life. As there is no cure for the disease, treatment relies on topical and systemic anti-allergic or immunomodulating therapies. Topical corticosteroid, macrolide immunosuppressants, ...

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2015

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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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Interferon Responses in Eczema Herpeticum
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2016

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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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