Latest atopic dermatitis Stories

2007-03-09 09:00:20

By Ouwehand, Arthur C Abstract A considerable part of the Western population suffers from some form of allergy, and the incidence is still rising with no sign of an end to this trend. Reduced exposure to microbial allergens as a result of our hygienic lifestyle has been suggested as one of the possible causes. It has also been suggested that probiotics may provide safe alternative microbial stimulation needed for the developing immune system in infants. This idea is supported by the fact...

2007-01-16 03:00:37

The British Journal of Dermatology recently published a study that revealed school children are traumatized by eczema and other skin conditions. Although there are many treatments on the market, with new drugs being developed all the time, they only provide temporary relief of symptoms and even then, most are only recommended for adults. Meanwhile, the incidence of eczema in children continues to climb. Shielding lotion, a new eczema treatment that is safe for children and is now...

2006-01-17 12:17:17

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While pimecrolimus cream can be very effective for treating atopic dermatitis (often called eczema), there has been concern about infections because it is an immune suppressing drug -- but that seems to be unfounded. A review of clinical trials that tested pimecrolimus cream in infants with atopic dermatitis indicates that it is not associated with a higher rate of infections, other adverse events or generalized immune suppression, investigators report in...

2005-09-14 07:03:39

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with an ointment containing tacrolimus, an immune-suppressing drug, relieves mild-to-moderate eczema in children, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics. Tacrolimus has previously been shown effective in treating moderate-to-severe eczema in children as young as 2 years of age and to be safe and effective for up to 4 years, the authors explain. Dr. Lawrence A. Schachner from University of Miami and colleagues compared tacrolimus with...

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