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2011-02-04 08:00:00

New guidelines stress the need for proper diagnosis to confirm allergy NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Atopic dermatitis, one of the most common forms of eczema in this family of inflammatory skin diseases, is a chronic disease marked by red, cracked and itchy skin. Now, increasing evidence indicates atopic dermatitis is a precursor to allergic diseases rather than a consequence. Dermatologists are advising parents of infants and young children affected by this...

2011-02-01 06:59:00

KVISTGARD, Denmark, February 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bavarian Nordic A/S (NASDAQ OMX: BAVA) announced today that it has completed a clinical Phase 2 trial of its smallpox vaccine, IMVAMUNE(R), in individuals suffering from atopic dermatitis (a.k.a. eczema). These individuals are at increased risk of severe side effects from conventional replicating smallpox vaccines. Safety and immunogenicity data from the trial will be presented on February 5th at the Late Breaking Research...

2010-12-17 17:17:01

Not One, but Two Skin Barriers Influential in Most Common Skin Disease Like a fence or barricade intended to stop unwanted intruders, the skin serves as a barrier protecting the body from the hundreds of allergens, irritants, pollutants and microbes people come in contact with every day. In patients with eczema, or atopic dermatitis, the most common inflammatory human skin disease, the skin barrier is leaky, allowing intruders "“ pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites and others "“...

2010-12-15 03:25:00

LUXEMBOURG, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Creabilis SA, a clinical stage European biotechnology company addressing unmet medical needs in dermatology, today announced positive results in the Phase IIa study of its lead product CT327 in atopic dermatitis. CT327 is a novel topically applied TrkA kinase inhibitor developed using the Creabilis' LSE (Low Systemic Exposure) technology. LSE technology creates new chemical entities with ideal characteristics for topical application (high...

2010-12-02 21:31:15

Atopic dermatitis (also known as atopic eczema) is a chronic and extremely painful inflammation of the skin that frequently occurs in early childhood, generally already in infancy. Up to 20 percent of all children in industrialized countries are affected, making it one of the most common childhood skin diseases. The need to better understand this disease is all the greater considering the intense suffering it causes in small children. Atopic dermatitis is, however, an allergic condition and...

2010-11-18 07:00:00

SKILLMAN, N.J., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The AVEENO® Brand has teamed up with the National Eczema Association to empower and educate sufferers of the common condition in preparation for the cold and dry winter months when dry skin is most common. Approximately 35 million people in the U.S. suffer from eczema, a chronic skin disorder resulting in intense itching and overall discomfort. Eczema is also among the top five skin conditions for babies 0 to 36 months, with...

2010-11-05 15:40:47

Many children, especially those with eczema, are unnecessarily avoiding foods based on incomplete information about potential food-allergies, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The food avoidance poses a nutritional risk for these children, and is often based primarily on data from blood tests known as serum immunoassays. Many factors, including patient and family history, physical examination, and blood and skin tests, should be used when evaluating potential food allergies....

2010-09-30 05:18:00

LOVELAND, Colo., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Eczema Free Forever TM provides answers with practical, homemade and natural solutions, that the eczema suffering population in any part of the world can easily perform in the comfort of their home. One in eight people suffer from eczema in the U.S. That's 15 million people. What causes eczema? Which eczema treatment works best? These are questions that the millions of people with the condition ask regularly. There certainly is no shortage of...

2010-09-28 07:00:00

BOSTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, was the first to combine medication reminders with educational information, which may lead to the use of text messaging as an important way to educate patients and support positive behavior change. The Center reported that daily text messages providing medication reminders and information about atopic dermatosis (a type of eczema) significantly improved...

2010-09-27 06:50:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Eczema is a skin condition that affects over 15 million adults in the USA where skin becomes red, inflamed, and itchy, impacting family life and disturbing sleep. More than 30% of children suffer with this affliction, many under the age of 5 with the numbers on the rise. Most household water contains chemical and or physical irritants that can trigger skin reactions with eczema-prone individuals. SCALE SOFT liquid hard water conditioner dosed by...


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