atopic dermatitis

Alternative medicine for atopic dermatitisAtopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, chronic inflammatory disorder affecting 15% to 30% of pediatric patients.
Childhood skin disease has unique challengesTherapeutics is one of the most significant challenges in pediatric dermatology. Children have been identified as “therapeutic orphans”, with few options that have FDA-approved pediatric indications. Access to new and novel treatments like biologics is especially limited. Supportive legislation, beginning with the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (bpca.nichd.nih.gov), has marked the dawn of a new era.
Bleach-based gel wash may improve severe atopic dermatitisPositive results of an open-label, multicenter trial support the use of a gel body wash containing 0.006 percent sodium hypochlorite (CLn Body Wash, Top MD Skin Care) as an adjunct in the management of atopic dermatitis (AD), according to researchers who presented their findings at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Spotlight on atopic dermatitis treatments
Spotlight on atopic dermatitis treatmentsPediatric dermatologists say a renewed interest in studying atopic dermatitis treatments could mean exciting times for the millions of children who suffer with the quality-of-life-altering itch and more.
Vitamin D may help prevent infections with atopic dermatitis (VIDEO)Learn how supplementation of Vitamin D may help prevent and decrease the risk of skin infections for those with atopic dermatitis.
Four drug categories can help to better manage chronic itch
Four drug categories can help to better manage chronic itchSuccessful treatment of chronic pruritus requires recognizing that its origins might not be as clear-cut as formerly thought, an expert says.
Dupilumab promising in treatment of atopic dermatitisThe human monoclonal antibody dupilumab has shown promising results in treating moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in a series of phase 2 studies as both monotherapy and in combination with topical glucocorticoids.
Wet wraps relieve eczema in kidsWet wrap therapy can effectively heal eczema in children with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, reducing the need for medication, a new study shows.
Researchers say atopic dermatitis is lifelong condition
Researchers say atopic dermatitis is lifelong conditionChildren with atopic dermatitis (AD), or eczema, don’t necessarily grow out of the disease, as was previously believed, according to a new study.
Does gluten drive skin disease?
Does gluten drive skin disease?Gluten and gluten-sensitive enteropathy have become hot topics among the lay public and in medical practices. John Zone, M.D., from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, discusses how gluten sensitive enteropathy may impact many areas of dermatology.