eczema

The skin and pregnancy: Physiological changes and dermatoses
The skin and pregnancy: Physiological changes and dermatosesThe hormonal and physical milieu of pregnancy precipitates many cutaneous skin changes, among them pigmentation and vascularity. All are considered normal during pregnancy and yet evoke a significant amount of patient anxiety.
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.
Some unconventional therapies may be worth a closer look
Some unconventional therapies may be worth a closer lookActive chemicals found in the neem tree (Azadirachta indica) have important benefits for a variety of skin disorders, according to one expert who spoke at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Researchers ID underlying cause of atopic dermatitis
Researchers ID underlying cause of atopic dermatitisStaphylococci bacteria on the skin’s surface can produce a biofilm that occludes the sweat ducts, which results in atopic dermatitis and eczema, according to results of a recent study.
Skin creams cause reactions in patients with atopic dermatitis
Skin creams cause reactions in patients with atopic dermatitisPatients with atopic dermatitis are more likely than those without the condition to have allergic reactions to formaldehyde releasers found in skin creams, according to a recent study.
Bleach baths effective for inflammatory conditions
Bleach baths effective for inflammatory conditionsA dilute bleach solution may be an effective way to treat certain inflammatory skin conditions, according to a new study.
DERMATOLOGY: Multiple modalities for treating atopic dermatitis
DERMATOLOGY: Multiple modalities for treating atopic dermatitisManagement of atopic dermatitis is always a topic of key interest for pediatricians because of the prevalence of this dermatologic disorder, its chronic nature, and its negative impact on quality of life.
Alternative medicine can help where traditional therapies failThe field of alternative medicine is increasing in popularity among dermatologists in the United States, particularly among their patients. Though conventional treatment approaches can be effective in quelling the symptoms associated with atopic dermatitis and other cutaneous diseases and conditions, “natural” remedies can also be of significant value in carefully selected patients.
Allergies less prevalent in foreign-born AmericansCompared with US-born American children, those born outside the United States are significantly less likely to develop allergic disease, a study in more than 91,600 children aged up to 17 years found.
Severe eczema flags other health problems
Severe eczema flags other health problemsIt seems that severe eczema is associated with a host of other health problems in children, including impaired sleep, asthma, hay fever, food allergies, and, yes, dental problems.