eczema

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.
Rheumatoid arthritis drug may benefit atopic dermatitis patientsPatients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD)—or eczema—may be successfully treated using a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug recently shown to reverse 2 other skin conditions, vitiligo and alopecia areata, according to findings published early online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Pediatric psoriasis, eczema: Triggers and therapiesIn part two of our discussion, Kelly Cordoro, M.D., associate professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of California in San Francisco, discusses environmental and microbial triggers and when to choose systemic therapies with Dermatology Times editorial advisor, Elaine Siegfried, M.D.
More pearls from the trenchesIn my many years as a pediatrician, I have identified a number of “pearls,” or words of wisdom, that can help in the clinical setting.