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Aggressive treatment of childhood eczema could help prevent asthma, says new study
More aggressive treatment of childhood eczema may be an important step in preventing asthma, says a new Australian study. (2008-07-06)

Probiotic bacteria don't make eczema better -- and may have side effects
There is no evidence probiotics can relieve the symptoms of eczema, but there is some evidence that they may occasionally cause infections and gut problems. These findings from the Cochrane Library come at a time when use of probiotics to treat eczema is increasing. (2008-10-07)

Childhood eczema cannot be prevented by daily moisturiser use, study finds
Using moisturisers on newborn babies does not prevent eczema as previously thought, according to a major new study. The Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention study (BEEP), which is published today in The Lancet, was led by experts from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham, with contributions from Imperial College London and the Universities of Bristol, Dundee, East Anglia, and Sheffield. (2020-02-19)

Early cat exposure can increase some children's eczema risk
Children who are exposed to cats soon after birth may have an increased risk of developing eczema, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 21. (2006-05-21)

Use of topical corticosteroids in children with eczema does not have negative side effects
A new study published in the journal Pediatric Dermatology reveals that routine, long-term use of topical corticosteroids for treating children with eczema does not cause any significant, negative side effects. (2011-04-21)

Are suicidal thoughts, attempts more likely in people with eczema?
Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects millions of adults and children and has been associated with depression and anxiety. Evidence on the association between eczema and suicidal thoughts or attempts has been inconclusive. This study evaluated the association between eczema and suicidal thoughts and attempts by analyzing the combined results of 15 studies including 310,000 patients with eczema and 4.4 million people without eczema. (2018-12-12)

Severe eczema in adults may increase risk of cardiovascular disease
Adults with severe eczema could face an increased risk of experiencing non-fatal cardiovascular disease, according to the largest ever study to examine the link, published in the BMJ. (2018-05-23)

Study quantifies costs, utilization, access to care for patients with eczema
Adults with the common chronic skin condition eczema had higher out-of-pocket health care costs, more lost workdays, poorer overall health, more health care utilization and impaired access to care compared to adults without eczema, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2015-03-04)

Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog allergies
Children with eczema have a greater risk of developing asthma and food allergies. The number of children with eczema is rising, but the reasons are unclear. A new study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics examines the relationship between pet ownership and eczema. Researchers found that dog ownership among children with dog allergies may reduce the risk of developing eczema by age 4 years; cat ownership, however, may increase the risk among children with cat allergies. (2010-09-30)

Yale researchers beat untreatable eczema with arthritis drug
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have successfully treated patients with moderate to severe eczema using a rheumatoid arthritis drug recently shown to reverse two other disfiguring skin conditions, vitiligo and alopecia areata. The study is evidence of a potential new era in eczema treatment, they report. (2015-07-20)

Study finds eczema, short stature not associated overall
Eczema, an itchy chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, was not associated overall with short stature in an analysis of data from several studies, although a small group of children and adolescents with severe eczema who do not get enough sleep may have potentially reversible growth impairment, according to a study published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2014-12-10)

Adult eczema may be unrecognized risk factor for fracture, other injuries
Adults with eczema had a higher prevalence of fracture and bone or joint injury, as well as other types of injury-causing limitations, in a nationally representative sample of patients with a history of the chronic inflammatory disorder that can cause skin itching and result in sleep disturbance, according to a study published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2014-10-29)

Eczema in early childhood and psychological problems
Eczema in early childhood may influence behavior and mental health later in life. This is a key finding of a prospective birth cohort study to which scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München contributed. (2010-02-10)

Atopic eczema linked to increase fracture risk in adults
Adults with atopic eczema could face a raised risk of fracture, with the risk increasing the more severe the condition, according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (2019-11-20)

Atopic eczema: One size does not fit all
Researchers from the UK and Netherlands have identified five distinct subgroups of eczema, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives. (2017-11-21)

Stopping the itch -- new clues into how to treat eczema
More than 15 percent of children suffer with eczema, or atopic dermatitis, an inflammatory skin disease that in some cases can be debilitating and disfiguring. Researchers reporting in the October issue of Immunity have discovered a potential new target for the condition, demonstrating that by blocking it, they can lessen the disease in mice. (2012-10-11)

Early life exposure to antibiotics is related to increased risk of allergies later in life
Research presented Sept. 6, 2016, at this year's European Respiratory Society International Congress in London, UK, shows that exposure to antibiotics early in life is related to increased risk of developing allergies later in life. The research is by Dr. Fariba Ahmadizar, Utrecht University, Netherlands and colleagues. (2016-09-05)

Childhood eczema and hay fever leads to adult allergic asthma
Children who have eczema, particularly when occurring with hay fever, are nine times more likely to develop allergic asthma in their 40s, a new study reveals. (2011-04-15)

Study characterizes eczema patients most at risk for dangerous viral infections
Eczema patients at risk for serious viral infections have more severe disease, are more likely to be allergic to food and other allergens, and have a frequent history of staph infections, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The findings could help identify people at risk for serious complications of smallpox vaccinations, and point to defects in the skin barrier and antimicrobial-protein production as possible causes for the increased susceptibility. (2009-06-25)

Rates of eczema and hay fever may be in decline
After having risen year on year in recent decades, the rates of eczema and hay fever seem to have stabilised, and may even be falling, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax. But the rates of systemic allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis and those related to food have soared, the data suggest. (2006-08-30)

Eczema in children is increasing, but diet is not the cause
One in five children are now affected by this skin condition, which is often associated with an allergy. Many people believe that certain foods are responsible, or at least make the symptoms worse. However, in information published today, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care stresses that parents should be cautious about eliminating important foods like milk from their baby's or child's diet. (2009-03-20)

Accident prone eczema patients
First study to find adult eczema is a risk factor for fractures and other injuries.   (2014-10-29)

New discovery on the causes of contact allergy
The fragrances used in many household and skincare products can cause contact allergy when exposed to oxygen in the air, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg's Faculty of Science in conjunction with the University of Gothenburg to be presented at the dermatologist conference in Gothenburg. (2010-10-10)

Eczema may play a key role in the development of food allergy in infants, study suggests
A breakdown of the skin barrier and inflammation in the skin that occurs in eczema could play a key role in triggering food sensitivity in babies, a new study reveals. (2013-07-18)

Closer to a cure for eczema
Scientists have found that a strain of yeast implicated in inflammatory skin conditions, including eczema, can be killed by certain peptides and could potentially provide a new treatment for these debilitating skin conditions. This research is published today in the Society for Applied Microbiology's journal, Letters in Applied Microbiology. (2011-11-23)

Fishy diet in early infancy cuts eczema risk
An infant diet that includes fish before the age of 9 months curbs the risk of developing eczema, indicates research published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2008-09-24)

Natural plant oil does not improve eczema
Borage oil (sold as starflower oil in chemists and health food shops) does not improve symptoms of eczema, despite some studies suggesting a dose related benefit, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-12-11)

Early introduction of peanuts in babies to reduce allergy risk
Worried about peanut allergies in children? A practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) outlines five things to know about early introduction of peanuts in infants to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. (2019-07-22)

Trial finds no benefit of bath emollients beyond standard eczema care for children
Emollient bath additives provide no meaningful benefit when used in addition to standard eczema care in children, finds a trial published by The BMJ today. (2018-05-02)

Protecting babies from eczema with low-cost Vaseline
A Northwestern Medicine study published today (Dec. 5) in JAMA Pediatrics found that seven common moisturizers would be cost effective in preventing eczema in high-risk newborns. By using the cheapest moisturizer in the study (petroleum jelly), the cost benefit for prophylactic moisturization was only $353 per quality-adjusted life year -- a generic measure of disease burden that assesses the monetary value of medical interventions in one's life. (2016-12-05)

Study shows painful eczema symptoms negatively impact quality of life
A new study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that eczema symptoms can have a profoundly negative impact on quality of life for those who suffer -- even worse than for those with common chronic illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. (2018-07-16)

Exclusive breastfeeding lowers odds of some schoolchildren having eczema
Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who were not breastfed or were breastfed for less time, according to preliminary research presented during the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2019 Annual Meeting. (2019-02-23)

Researchers discover new source of skin defects in eczema
Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a cause of the dry, inflamed and itchy skin that plagues eczema patients. A team led by Donald Leung, MD, PhD, has shown that an immune system skewed toward allergy alters the lipids in the skin. The altered lipids allow the skin to crack, water to leave and irritants to enter, setting the stage for eczematous lesions to develop. (2018-02-26)

Study to examine if new eczema drug may prevent future development of asthma
Children's Memorial Hospital is the only Chicago site for a study to determine whether early treatment of eczema using one of a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs will prevent subsequent development of asthma and other allergic diseases. Investigators at Children's Memorial are part of a national clinical trial involving 1,100 children, from 3 to 18 months old, to test pimecrolimus (Elidel), one of a new class of drugs called calcineurin inhibitors. (2003-11-18)

A common skin bacterium put children with severe eczema at higher risk of food allergy
In a new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists from King's College London have found that young children with severe eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium, are at a higher risk of developing a food allergy. (2019-05-31)

New treatment approach may help patients with eczema
For patients with eczema, applying fluticasone propionate cream twice a week, alongside daily emollient treatment, significantly reduces the risk of relapse, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-06-19)

Eczema woes not just skin deep
Adults who have eczema -- a chronic itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- have higher rates of smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages and obesity and are less likely to exercise than adults who don't have the disease. They also have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. About 10 percent of US adults have eczema. (2015-01-15)

Cochrane review finds no benefit of evening primrose oil for treating eczema
Research into the complementary therapies evening primrose oil and borage oil shows little, if any, benefit for people with eczema compared with placebo, according to a new systematic review. The authors, who published their review in The Cochrane Library, conclude that further studies on the therapies would be difficult to justify. (2013-04-29)

Antibiotics not effective for clinically infected eczema in children
There is no meaningful benefit from the use of either oral or topical antibiotics for milder clinically infected eczema in children. (2017-03-13)

Peanut in household dust linked to peanut allergy in children with eczema during infancy
A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the US Consortium of Food Allergy Research and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between environmental exposure to peanut protein during infancy (measured in household dust) and an allergic response to peanuts in children who have eczema early in life. (2014-11-18)

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