FDA drug approvals-November 2014FDA drug approvals, fast-track designations
New research uncovers vicious scratch-itch cycle
New research uncovers vicious scratch-itch cycleScratching results in the brain’s release of serotonin, intensifying the itch sensation, according to results of a recent animal study. Understanding how to better control the cycle could lead to less itching, especially in those suffering from chronic itching.
Managing eczema
Managing eczemaPrevalence of atopic dermatitis is on the rise, ranging from 10% to 20% in the United States and other developed countries.
Eczema bath remedy (VIDEO)Watch to learn about a trial on a eczema bath remedy that showed greater improvement on the EASI scores.
Food allergy more common in inner-city childrenFood has joined the list of allergies for which inner-city children are at higher risk, according to a recent study, which found that at least 1 in 10 young children from 4 large cities had an allergy to peanuts, eggs, or milk.
Fungus linked to dandruff, eczema found in deep sea ventsA fungus tied to eczema and seborrheic dermatitis has been found in marine environments including deep sea vents and coral reefs, according to recent research.
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.
Unremitting rash, neck masses complicate toddler’s diagnosisA 2-year-old boy presents to the emergency department with a persistent pruritic rash and a 4-week history of enlarging, tender, bilateral anterior and posterior cervical neck masses. The patient is eating and drinking normally, and he is able to breathe comfortably. He has not developed a hoarse voice, excessive drooling, or facial swelling. The family has no pets, history of foreign travel, or exposure to tuberculosis.
Eczema could lower risk of skin cancerDefects in the skin that cause eczema may also help to lower the risk of skin cancer, recent research suggests.
Immunotherapy for food allergy: Promise and progress
Immunotherapy for food allergy: Promise and progressAllergen-specific immunotherapy, although still experimental, is becoming an area of active research for treatment of food allergy in children.