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 591 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, C├ęcile 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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Choice of Moisturiser for Eczema Treatment (COMET): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Matthew J Ridd, Niamh M Redmond, Sandra Hollinghurst, Nicola Ball, Lindsay Shaw, Richard Guy, Victoria Wilson, Chris Metcalfe, Sarah Purdy

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Eczema is common in children and in the UK most cases are managed in primary care. The foundation of all treatment is the regular use of leave-on emollients to preserve and restore moisture to the skin. This not only improves comfort but may also reduce the need for rescue treatment ...

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2015

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Chinese herbal medicine granules (PTQX) for children with moderate to severe atopic eczema: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Sherman X Gu, Anthony L Zhang, Meaghan E Coyle, Xiumei Mo, George B Lenon, Noel E Cranswick, DaCan Chen, Charlie C Xue

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Atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Current conventional medical treatment for moderate and severe atopic eczema is not satisfactory. There is promising evidence derived from randomised clinical trials to support the clinical use of Chinese herbal ...

Last Updated: 8 Jul 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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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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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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