eczema

Racial and ethnic disparities abound in eczema careEczema affects around 11% of children overall, but only about half of minority children with severe eczema are treated for the condition. A new study looks at why these children are overlooked.
Routine use of corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis discouraged by IECThe International Eczema Council (IEC) is recommending that the routine use of systemic corticosteroids for atopic dermatitis be discouraged and instead, it should be reserved for special circumstances.
First childhood eczema, then adult-onset atopic dermatitis
First childhood eczema, then adult-onset atopic dermatitisAdult AD may be influenced by childhood eczema, though most adults have no memory of childhood eczema.
New products for November 2017A round-up of the latest products hitting the dermatology market including treatment for eczema and wounds, plus care for rejuvenating procedures.
Recommendations for systemic therapy in eczema New recommendations from the International Eczema Council aim to address a question that has gone largely unanswered: When should dermatologists and others prescribe systemic therapy to treat atopic dermatitis?
Volatility in atopic dermatitis can impede treatment course“Because atopic dermatitis is episodic, its incidence, prevalence, persistence, remission, flare and long-term control require careful definition,” researchers write.
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Manuka honey tested as AD treatmentA pilot study shows that Manuka honey may have some healing properties in atopic dermatitis.
An AD treatment phobia that is a “phenomenon”Atopic dermatitis patients have a phobia of topical corticosteroids that is so strong, it’s been described as a “phenomenon.”
Patch testing remains underreported
Patch testing remains underreportedPatch testing for allergic contact dermatitis in the pediatric population is performed at a higher rate than previously reported, but still grossly underreported, according to a study of the Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry.