eczema

Diet, skin disease data growingA growing number of studies suggest diet influences general skin health and specific skin diseases, from acne and eczema to skin aging. Dermatologists share their best practices for using diet to combat skin disease and promote skin health.
Risk factors for severe allergic rhinoconjunctivitisThe risk of severe rhinoconjunctivitis among school-aged children is significantly increased by comorbid eczema, maternal history of allergic diseases, and exposure to high pollen counts, whereas living with fur-bearing pets during infancy appears to be protective, according to the findings of a nationwide Japanese online survey
New products expand drug and device categoriesThe therapeutic armamentarium for dermatologic diseases continues to expand with the approval of several new products in 2015, and there appear to be more promising treatments on the horizon.
What we know today about applying oils to newborn skinThe use of olive or sunflower oil on newborn babies’ skin damages the skin barrier, researchers from the University of Manchester recently reported. This latest study adds to the conflicting information around caring for newborn skin and how to manage conditions like atopic dermatitis. Learn more
Challenges in treating pediatric skin conditionsBeware of the rare, ask questions of the littlest patients, and make sure to treat children as individuals with unique needs.
7 tips for educating patients about Halloween skin irritantsWhat’s more frightful than Halloween? What the makeup and costumes can do to children’s and adult’s skin. Dermatologists weigh in with their top tips to help patients avoid post-Halloween skin horrors. Learn more
3 post-Halloween dermatologic woes and how to treat themThe ghosts, ghouls and goblins might be gone, but the skin problems from costumes, makeup and accessories will likely fuel post-Halloween visits to dermatologists. We asked dermatologists to comment on what colleagues are likely to see this time of year and how best to treat those skin conditions. Learn more
7-year-old with bald spot, what’s your diagnosis?
7-year-old with bald spot, what’s your diagnosis?A 7-year-old girl is brought into the office for evaluation of eczema. On review of symptoms, her mother mentions concern about a bald spot above the daughter's right ear, noticeable when she braids her hair.
Managing severe pediatric atopic dermatitisOlder non-specific immunomodulatory drugs and off-label use of several biologic agents offer treatment options for children with severe atopic dermatitis (AD). However, the future should bring therapies specifically developed for treatment of AD investigated in children.
Curious bald spot on a young girl's headThe mother of a 7-year-old girl brings her to the office for evaluation of eczema. On review of symptoms, she mentions concern about a bald spot above her daughter’s right ear, noticeable when she braids her hair.