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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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.

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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Eczema" returned 600 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Bath additives for the treatment of childhood eczema (BATHE): protocol for multicentre parallel group randomised trial.
 

Author(s): Miriam Santer, Kate Rumsby, Matthew J Ridd, Nick A Francis, Beth Stuart, Maria Chorozoglou, Wendy Wood, Amanda Roberts, Kim S Thomas, Hywel C Williams, Paul Little

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Bath emollients are widely prescribed for childhood eczema, yet evidence of their benefits over direct application of emollients is lacking. Objectives To determine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of adding bath emollient to the standard management of eczema in children

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2015

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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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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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