- A small study finds a rheumatoid arthritis drug reduced itch, improved sleep, and diminished redness and thickening of the skin in patients with moderate to severe eczema.
- You may be told not to scratch, but there's a reason why it's so indescribably wonderful.
- Patients aren't getting infected to nearly the degree they used to be, and hospital workers' hands are suffering the consequences.
- The severity of inflammation associated with psoriasis may be suppressed by the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a protein in skin cells which senses environmental toxins.
- A new study has identified a molecule in mice that controls the itching sensation.
- Eating fast food three or more times a week may significantly raise the risk of severe asthma and eczema in children and especially teenagers.
- Not only are allergies hereditary, but also they are gender-related among parents and their children. A new study suggests a child risk of inheriting allergies increases if a parent of the same sex suffered from it.
- Common household chemicals can increase the risk of eczema in children, a new study says.
- A strain of yeast that causes inflammatory skin conditions, including eczema can now be killed by certain components of proteins known as peptides, researchers say.
- A new study published in the journal Pediatric Dermatology reveals that routine, long-term use of topical corticosteroids (TCS) for treating children with eczema does not cause any significant, negative side effects.
- Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease, and if severe, has been demonstrated to be a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. However, the degree to which psoriasis is associated with major adverse cardiac events (MACE), such as heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death has not been defined.
- Water softeners provide no additional clinical benefit to usual care in children with eczema, so the use of ion-exchange water softeners for the treatment of moderate to severe eczema in children should not be recommended.
Eczema / Psoriasis
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by redness, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering or cracking, etc. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system mistakes the skin cells as a pathogen, and sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells.