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2011-02-23 13:53:00

GREAT NECK, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scarguard Labs, LLC, a closely held company specializing in the treatment of scars, psoriasis and other dermatological problems through the use of multi-technology drugs enhanced by a proprietary contact delivery system, announced today that they have received approval from Health Canada to sell Scarguard to physicians and consumers throughout Canada. "We are very pleased to gain approval for retail in our first international market," stated...

2011-02-22 07:30:00

CUMBERLAND, R.I., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Onset Dermatologics, a PreCision Dermatology company and a leader in developing and commercializing novel, prescription products for improving skin health, today announced the launch of the HylatopicPlus-Aurstat(TM) Kit. The kit provides two products within one package: HylatopicPlus(TM) Emollient Foam indicated to manage and relieve burning, itching and pain that can accompany skin dermatoses such as atopic dermatitis (eczema) and...

2011-02-16 15:53:51

The first study of its kind in the world "” involving 336 children aged between six months and 16 years old "” has shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers. Up to one fifth of all children of school age have eczema, along with about one in 12 of the adult population. Anecdotal reports from patients have suggested that hard water may worsen atopic eczema. Population surveys have also suggested a possible link between...

2011-02-16 12:30:54

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. However, it is up to each family to decide whether or not the wider benefits of installing a water softener in their home are sufficient to consider buying one. These are the findings of a study by Kim Thomas from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, and colleagues...

2011-02-16 08:10:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ In previous trials, children were prescribed ion-exchange water softeners to reduce symptoms of eczema, the skin condition that affects up to one in five school-age youngsters.  The move followed research that has shown that eczema is 50 percent more common among primary school pupils who live in hard water areas.  However, a recent study shows water softeners provide no additional clinical benefit to customary care in children with eczema, so the use of...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

Preventative tips may help minimize risks NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What may start as a seemingly harmless day of gardening or yard work can quickly take a turn for the worse when common plants make their mark on the skin, causing a host of mild to even severe skin reactions. That is why dermatologists are arming outdoor enthusiasts with preventative tips to keep these perils of the great outdoors at arm's length. Speaking today at the 69th Annual Meeting of the...

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...

2011-02-03 00:00:42

Introducing a revolutionary all natural cream that can be used to reduce facial lines, heal acne and eliminate the itching and scaling of eczema - Volace Cream Garden City, MI (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 Introducing a revolutionary all natural cream that can be used to reduce facial lines, heal acne and eliminate the itching and scaling of eczema. What is so revolutionary about that? The answer is, that one cream does it all! All Natural Volace Cream is produced locally in Michigan. It is...

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...

2011-01-28 12:50:58

Exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema, a study funded by the Wellcome Trust suggests. A large trial in Uganda showed that treating a pregnant woman for worm infections increased her child's chances of developing the allergic skin disease. Published this week in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, the research supports the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis', which proposes that exposure to infections in early childhood can modify the...


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