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

Contact eczema of hands caused by contact with potato protein.
 

Author(s): Aleksander Obtułowicz, Magdalena Pirowska, Anna Wojas-Pelc

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2016 Jun;23(2):377-8.

 

Protein contact dermatitis (PCD) is an IgE-dependent allergic reaction which, despite enormous progress in knowledge, remains a 'non-diagnosed' nosologic unit in contemporary medicine. Skin lesion, with a chronic and recurring course, are analogous with the clinical picture in allergic ...

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2016

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Environmental factors associated with childhood eczema: Findings from a national web-based survey.
 

Author(s): Mari Sasaki, Koichi Yoshida, Yuichi Adachi, Mayumi Furukawa, Toshiko Itazawa, Hiroshi Odajima, Hirohisa Saito, Michihiro Hide, Akira Akasawa

Journal: Allergol Int. 2016 Oct;65(4):420-424.

 

Genetic and environmental factors are known to be related to the development of childhood eczema. Our aim was to assess the environmental factors associated with the prevalence of eczema among children using a web-based survey.

Last Updated: 2 May 2016

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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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The terms "Eczema" returned 65 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Economic evidence for the prevention and treatment of atopic eczema: a protocol for a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Tracey Helen Sach, Emma McManus, Christopher Mcmonagle, Nick Levell

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Eczema, synonymous with atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin disease that has a similar impact on health-related quality of life as other chronic diseases. The proposed research aims to provide a comprehensive systematic assessment of the economic evidence base available ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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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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Eczema Trials: Quality of Life Instruments Used and Their Relation to Patient-reported Outcomes. A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Daniel Heinl, Joanne Chalmers, Helen Nankervis, Christian J Apfelbacher

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2016 Jun;96(5):596-601.

 

It is unclear which quality of life instruments have thus far been used in eczema trials. Therefore, we aimed to identify these instruments. We searched the Global Resource of Eczema Trials (GREAT) database for reports of randomized controlled trials. Information on patient-reported ...

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2016

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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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