Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a complex pathogenesis, where changes in skin barrier and imbalance of the immune system are relevant factors. The skin forms a mechanic and immune barrier, regulating water loss from the internal to the external environment, and protecting the individual from external aggressions, such as microorganisms, ultraviolet […]
In my household we have one vegan, one vegetarian and one meat-eater who is sensitive to salicylates, dairy and soy. It can be difficult when a family member is first diagnosed with eczema and food sensitivities, especially at Christmas. While my daughter no longer has eczema (more on that shortly), I know what it’s like
BACKGROUND: Concerns about topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) are leading some patients to cease long-term topical corticosteroid (TCS) therapy. Diagnostic criteria for this condition do not exist. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the demographics and outcomes in adult patients who believe they are experiencing TSW following discontinuation of chronic TCS overuse. METHODS:
The body’s own natural defences could be harnessed in a potential therapy for a common skin condition, research suggests. The discovery may help create new treatments for atopic eczema, which affects around one in five children and one in 20 adults in the UK. Dermatitis Also called atopic dermatitis or AD, the condition causes distressing
A continual avalanche of new and long-suffering “eczema” patients who have found me over the Internet has prompted me to begin a new website and daily blog. The simple fact is that these patients are unique and identifiable through many simple and time-tested methods. They do NOT have eczema but instead are manifesting symptoms of
Clinical Trial With Clobetasol and Dexamethasone for Topical Treatment of Oral Lesions of Chronic Graft-versus-host Disease
All patients with symptomatic oral lesions of cGVHD were included in the study. Exclusion criteria were patients with 12 years or less of age, history of allergy to any of the studied medications and patients already under other topical treatment for oral lesions of cGVHD. Patients were randomly assigned between two study groups: one group
Particular strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria have been linked to skin irritation in children with eczema, suggesting that the microbes that live on our skin play a role in the disorder. Eczema affects up to 20 per cent of children, periodically causing bouts of dry and itchy skin. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which is commonly
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If you don’t have a lot of time and want to work all areas of your abs then you will love this workout.
Inflammation is a natural bodily response to the need for repair, and is therefore essential to the healing process. Through the inflammatory process, worn-out tissue or tissue damaged by trauma or infection is broken down and recycled in preparation for its replacement with fresh vital tissue. But when inflammation or tissue breakdown becomes chronic, and