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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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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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

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Eczema" returned 629 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Risk factors for work-related eczema and urticaria among vocational students of agriculture.
 

Author(s): Radosław Śpiewak, Anna Góra-Florek, Andrzej Horoch, Mirosław J Jarosz, Agnieszka Doryńska, Marcin Golec, Jacek Dutkiewicz

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2017 Dec;24(4):716-721.

 

Farmers are at high risk of occupational skin diseases which may start already during vocational training. This study was aimed at identification of risk factors for work-related skin diseases among vocational students of agriculture.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Efficacy and Safety of Halometasone Cream to Treat Chronic Generalized Eczema and the Effects of Halometasone Cream on Serum Cortisol Levels.
 

Author(s): Yan Li, Wei Xu, Linfeng Li

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():3265024.

 

The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of halometasone cream to treat chronic generalized eczema and the effects of halometasone cream on serum cortisol (COR) levels. Sixty consecutive outpatients diagnosed with chronic generalized eczema between January and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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'When it goes back to my normal I suppose': a qualitative study using online focus groups to explore perceptions of 'control' among people with eczema and parents of children with eczema in the UK.
 

Author(s): Laura M Howells, Joanne R Chalmers, Fiona Cowdell, Sonia Ratib, Miriam Santer, Kim S Thomas

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To inform the development of a core outcome set for eczema by engaging with people with eczema and parents of children with eczema to understand their experiences and understanding of the concept 'eczema control'.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Eczema" returned 71 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Systematic review of self-management interventions for people with eczema.
 

Author(s): M J Ridd, A J L King, E Le Roux, A Waldecker, A L Huntley

Journal: Br. J. Dermatol.. 2017 Sep;177(3):719-734.

 

Eczema is a common long-term condition, but inadequate support and information can lead to poor adherence and treatment failure. We have reviewed the international literature of interventions designed to promote self-management in adults and children with eczema. MEDLINE, MEDLINE ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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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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