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

Hands4U: the effectiveness of a multifaceted implementation strategy on behaviour related to the prevention of hand eczema-a randomised controlled trial among healthcare workers.
 

Author(s): Esther W C van der Meer, Cécile R L Boot, Jos W R Twisk, Pieter Jan Coenraads, Frank H W Jungbauer, Joost W J van der Gulden, Johannes R Anema

Journal: Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jul;71(7):492-9.

 

To investigate the effects of a multifaceted implementation strategy on behaviour, behavioural determinants, knowledge and awareness of healthcare workers regarding the use of recommendations to prevent hand eczema.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2014

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Risk factors for eczema in infants born in Cuba: a population-based cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Ramón Suárez-Medina, Silvia Josefina Venero-Fernández, Esperanza de la Mora-Faife, Gladys García-García, Ileana Del Valle-Infante, Liem Gómez-Marrero, Dania Fabré-Ortiz, Hermes Fundora-Hernández, Andrea Venn, John Britton, Andrew W Fogarty,

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There is a concern that allergic disease in childhood is higher than expected in Cuba. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for eczema of infants aged 12-15 months living in Havana.

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2014

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Hyper-responsive T-cell cytokine profile in association with development of early childhood wheeze but not eczema at 2 years.
 

Author(s): Phaik Ling Quah, Chiung-Hui Huang, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Kaw Yan Chua, Bee Wah Lee, I-Chun Kuo

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2014 Mar;32(1):84-92.

 

Eczema is a known risk factor for the development of wheeze in childhood. Cord blood T-cell cytokine responses have been shown to be associated with the development of both early childhood eczema and wheeze. Our objective is to study and compare the influence of intrinsic T-cell cytokine ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2014

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The terms "Eczema" returned 42 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Epicutaneous immunity and onset of allergic diseases - per-"eczema"tous sensitization drives the allergy march.
 

Author(s): Kenji Matsumoto, Hirohisa Saito

Journal: Allergol Int. 2013 Sep;62(3):291-6.

 

Results from recent epidemiological studies strongly suggest that ingestion of food promotes immune tolerance to food antigens, whereas exposure to food antigens through skin leads to allergic sensitization. A "dual-allergen-exposure hypothesis" has been proposed to explain those ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013

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Skin prick test to foods in childhood atopic eczema: pros and cons.
 

Author(s): Carlo Caffarelli, Arianna Dondi, Carlotta Povesi Dascola, Giampaolo Ricci

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Skin prick tests are the first investigation in allergy diagnostics and their use is described in all the guidelines on atopic eczema. However, the clinical usefulness of skin prick tests is the subject of great debate. On the one hand, skin prick tests allow the identification both ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2013

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Hand eczema: an update.
 

Author(s): Chembolli Lakshmi, C R Srinivas

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;78(5):569-82.

 

Eczema, the commonest disorders afflicting the hands, is also the commonest occupational skin disease (OSD). In the dermatology outpatient departments, only the severe cases are diagnosed since patients rarely report with early hand dermatitis. Mild forms are picked up only during ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2012

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Interferon Responses in Eczema Herpeticum (ADEH)
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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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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Group Eczema Education Visits:Impact on Patient and Family Quality of Life
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eczema

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2011

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