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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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.

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 604 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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Food avoidance does not improve childhood eczema.
 

Author(s): K L Hon, T F Leung

Journal: Hong Kong Med J. 2015 Dec;21(6):574-5.

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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Eczema and Asthma Symptoms among Schoolchildren in Coastal and Inland Areas after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake: The ToMMo Child Health Study.
 

Author(s): Masako Miyashita, Masahiro Kikuya, Chizuru Yamanaka, Mami Ishikuro, Taku Obara, Yuki Sato, Hirohito Metoki, Naoki Nakaya, Fuji Nagami, Hiroaki Tomita, Hideyasu Kiyomoto, Junichi Sugawara, Atsushi Hozawa, Nobuo Fuse, Yoichi Suzuki, Ichiro Tsuji, Shigeo Kure, Nobuo Yaegashi, Masayuki Yamamoto, Shinichi Kuriyama

Journal: Tohoku J. Exp. Med.. 2015 ;237(4):297-305.

 

After the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, there has been a concern about health problems among children. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of wheeze and eczema symptoms and associated factors among children in areas primarily affected by the disaster. From 2012 to 2014, ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2015

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The terms "Eczema" returned 61 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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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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Blood, Urine, and Tissue Collection for Cutaneous Lymphoma, Eczema, and Atopic Dermatitis Research
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma; Sezary Syndrome; Mycosis Fungoides; Eczema; Atopic Dermatitis

 

Last Updated: 23 Sep 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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