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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Eczema" returned 647 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The association between paracetamol use and the risk of asthma, rhinitis and eczema in the Polish population.
 

Author(s): Agnieszka Lipiec, Zbigniew M Wawrzyniak, Adam J Sybilski, Urszula Samolińska-Zawisza, Edyta Krzych-Fałta, Barbara Piekarska, Grażyna Dulny, Bożenna Stankiewicz-Choroszucha, Filip Raciborski, Bolesław Samoliński

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2018 Sep;25(3):428-432.

 

A growing number of epidemiological studies suggest that paracetamol, which is commonly used in children, may be a risk factor for asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic eczema.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Black henna tattoo: risk of developing allergic contact eczema].
 

Author(s): Ouiam El Anzi, Badreddine Hassam

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Henna is used for coloring hair, but also to draw labile skin tattoo. Henna is often mixed with paraphenylenediamine (PPD). We report the case of a female patient presenting with contact eczema due to labile tattoo containing PPD. The study involved a 23-year old young woman with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Efficacy and safety of fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% otic solution in patients with otic eczema: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
 

Author(s): Victoria Montoro, Carlos Asensio, Ángel Martínez, Juan Lorente, Francisco J Rodríguez, José Montojo, Javier Gavilanes, Pedro Sarría, Cristóbal Langdon, Eduard Prades

Journal: J. Int. Med. Res.. 2018 Oct;46(10):4050-4060.

 

Objectives To assess the efficacy and safety of fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% otic solution versus placebo in treating patients with otic eczema. Methods In this multicentre, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group phase 3 clinical trial, conducted at 12 Spanish centres between March ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Eczema" returned 72 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Complementary and alternative medicine for treatment of atopic eczema in children under 14 years old: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Chun-Li Lu, Xue-Han Liu, Trine Stub, Agnete E Kristoffersen, Shi-Bing Liang, Xiao Wang, Xue Bai, Arne Johan Norheim, Frauke Musial, Terje Araek, Vinjar Fonnebo, Jian-Ping Liu

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Due to limitations of conventional medicine for atopic eczema (AE), complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is widely used as an alternative, maintaining, or simultaneous treatment for AE. We aimed to evaluate the beneficial and harmful effects of CAM for children with AE under 14 years old.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association between eczema and major cardiovascular outcomes in population-based studies: a systematic review protocol.
 

Author(s): Anna Ascott, Ashley M Yu, Morten Schmidt, Katrina Abuabara, Liam Smeeth, Sinéad M Langan

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Chronic inflammatory diseases such as eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) have been inconsistently linked to cardiovascular disease and stroke in both mechanistic and epidemiological studies. There is a need to review the existing epidemiological data examining the association ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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When does atopic dermatitis warrant systemic therapy? Recommendations from an expert panel of the International Eczema Council.
 

Author(s): Eric L Simpson, Marjolein Bruin-Weller, Carsten Flohr, Michael R Ardern-Jones, Sebastien Barbarot, Mette Deleuran, Thomas Bieber, Christian Vestergaard, Sara J Brown, Michael J Cork, Aaron M Drucker, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Regina Foelster-Holst, Emma Guttman-Yassky, Audrey Nosbaum, Nick J Reynolds, Jonathan I Silverberg, Jochen Schmitt, Marieke M B Seyger, Phyllis I Spuls, Jean-Francois Stalder, John C Su, Roberto Takaoka, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Jacob P Thyssen, Jorien van der Schaft, Andreas Wollenberg, Alan D Irvine, Amy S Paller

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2017 Oct;77(4):623-633.

 

Although most patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are effectively managed with topical medication, a significant minority require systemic therapy. Guidelines for decision making about advancement to systemic therapy are lacking.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Educational Eczema Video Intervention
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Eczema

 

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2018

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Alitretinoin vs Cyclosporine in Severe Recurrent Vesicular Hand Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hand Eczema

 

Last Updated: 29 May 2017

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Alitretinoin vs Azathioprine in Severe Non-hyperkeratotic Hand Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hand Eczema

 

Last Updated: 1 May 2018

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