Eczema

Read articles about eczema, and managing its various symptoms.

Non-Pharmacologic Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD) or eczema is a chronic, relapsing skin condition that can lead to xerosis, pruritus, and patches of dermatitis. Coping with the physical and emotional aspects of AD can significantly impact the quality of life. It is most common in childhood, as many patients seem to outgrow the condition by adulthood.

Pimecrolimus 1% Cream for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a highly pruritic inflammatory disorder of the skin characterized by onset in infancy or childhood and a chronically relapsing course. Mainstay treatments are emollients and topical corticosteroids, but the latter are limited by side-effects from longterm use.

A Look at Epidermal Barrier Function in Atopic Dermatitis: Physiologic Lipid Replacement and the Role of Ceramides

This review summarizes and discusses the role and efficacy of moisturizers, particularly the more recently introduced ceramide-based formulations, in the skin care regimen of patients with both active and quiescent atopic dermatitis.

Propylene Glycol: An Often Unrecognized Cause of Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Patients Using Topical Corticosteroids

Propylene glycol (PG) is considered to be a ubiquitous formulary ingredient used in many personal care products and pharmaceutical preparations. This review guides clinicians in selecting suitable topical corticosteroids.

Crisaborole 2% Ointment for Mild-to-Moderate Atopic Dermatitis

Crisaborole provides a novel and safe treatment option for mild-to-moderate AD.

Eczema Treatment Selection Chart

Infection, inflammation, itch, and dry skin are the core symptoms of eczema. Various treatments targeting these symptoms both on the topical and oral side are discussed in this article.

Moisturizers: An Essential Component in Eczema Management (Pharmacist Edition)

The role and importance of moisturizer in managing and controlling the symptoms of atopic dermatitis. As atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition, successful management requires a multipronged approach that includes lifestyle modification, adaptations to skin care practices, and medical intervention.

Flares in Childhood Eczema

Eczema is a major public health problem affecting children worldwide. Few studies have directly assessed triggers for disease flares. This information is likely to be useful to families and may lead to the ability to reduce disease flares in the future.

Skin Barrier Repair in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis

The term “atopy” was first coined by Cooke and Coca in 1923, derived from the Greek word atopos, which means out of place and denotes an immune reaction that is “strange or eccentric”. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, waxing and waning, often symmetric inflammatory eruption that is characterized by pruritus and xerosis.

The Current Management of Delusional Parasitosis and Dermatitis Artefacta

Psychocutaneous disorders involve a unique and somewhat difficult patient population. This paper describes an effective interpersonal approach and appropriate drug therapy for patients with delusional disorders and dermatitis artefacta.

New and Existing Therapies for Chronic Hand Dermatitis

Hand dermatitis (HD) is a common skin disorder affecting individuals of all ages. This article discusses diagnostics, individualizing treatments, lifestyle modifications, and outcomes.

The Role and Topical Management of Staphylococcus aureus in Atopic Dermatitis (Family Practice)

Atopic dermatitis (AD), or eczema, is a common, chronic, relapsing, genetically determined inflammatory skin disorder. This article discusses the role of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) as a factor to consider.

Topical Corticosteroid Dosing, Mechanisms of Action, & Prescribing

Topical corticosteroid dosing, mechanism of action and prescribing advice is provided in this article. General rules, prescribing suggestions, precautions, and side-effects are discussed.

Objectives of Eczema Therapy

Eczema is a chronic condition, and a very common one so long-term symptom controls are critical. This article focuses on the major objectives of eczema treatment.

A New Paradigm Shift in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis (Pediatric Edition)

This article reviews atopic dermatitis, and its shift in the philosophy behind treatment and management. Preventative therapy, long-term strategy, and focus on quality of life.

Topical Management of Recalcitrant Psoriasis & Eczema

Psoriasis and eczema can at times be recalcitrant to conservative topical treatment. This article focuses on corticosteroid strength and their appropriate uses for various presentations.

The Utility of Patch Testing Children with Atopic Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is more frequent in the pediatric population and in children with atopic dermatitis (AD) than has hitherto been appreciated. Patch testing, which is mediated by different immune mechanisms than prick skin testing, is both safe and diagnostically useful for individuals with AD.

Allergic Contact Dermatitis in Children: A Practical Approach to Management

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) may account for at least 20% of all childhood dermatitis. Clinically, its morphology is identical to other forms of dermatitis in acute, subacute and chronic forms. A persistent or unusual and localized pattern is often the key to diagnosis.

Seborrheic Dermatitis: New Formulations for Treatment

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common cutaneous disorder occurring in at least 3%–5% of the population. We discuss new treatment formulations and protocols.

Eczema Oral Treatment

Oral treatments for treating eczema: Antibiotics, antihistamines, corticosteroids and cyclosporine A are the focus of this article.

Eczema Light Therapy

Phototherapy, Narrow Band UVB, and PUVA are an important branch of treatment for some people with eczema. This article discusses some of the options available in terms of light therapy.

Moisturizers: What They Are And How They Work

Moisturizers are widely used in various dermatologic and cosmetic skin therapies. Different classes of moisturizers are based on their mechanism of action, including occlusives, humectants, emollients and protein rejuvenators.

Modifying the Course of Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. It has a relapsing course characterized by flare-ups of acute eczema on a background of chronically dry skin. The association of atopic dermatitis (AD) with asthma and allergic rhinitis is referred to as the atopic triad.

Moisturizers: What They Are and a Practical Approach to Product Selection

Moisturizers are widely used products that are important in many dermatologic and cosmetic skin therapies. They contain varying combinations of emollients, occlusives, and humectants to achieve their beneficial effects, and there is an overwhelming number of formulations available.

The Role and Topical Management of Staphylococcus aureus in Atopic Dermatitis (Pediatric)

This article discusses the role of S. aureus, on atopic dermatitis. Taking a proactive approach to treatment, and control S. aureus may have benefits for the management of inflammation.

Topical Corticosteroids

Topical corticosteroids have been a mainstay of eczema therapy. This article is a comprehensive list of various indications, contraindications, combination therapies, and differing strengths of steroids.

The Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis and Other Dermatoses with Leukotriene Antagonists

The exact mechanism of action of leukotriene receptor antagonists in Atopic Dermatitis is not known. In small clinical and case studies, montelukast was found to be a safe and effective alternative or steroid-sparing therapy in the management of patients with atopic dermatitis.

Skin Barrier Repair in the Management of Atopic Dermatitis (Pharmacist Edition)

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, waxing and waning, often symmetric inflammatory eruption that is characterized by pruritus and xerosis. This article discusses the role of creams in normalizing the barrier function early, and preventing inflammation processes from starting.

Alternative Treatments For Atopic Dermatitis: A Selected Review

Herbal remedies are largely unregulated, but often talked about among patients. Many may have scientific merit and clinical benefit, but they are still scientifically invalid and inadequately monitored. Dermatologists need information about herbal remedies to better serve their Atopic Dermatitis patients.

Colloidal Oatmeal use in Dermatology (Supplement)

There is mounting evidence that colloidal oatmeal can safely enhance skin hydration and even help resolve clinical lesions through anti-inflammatory effects and by modulation of the microbiome.

Treatment of Toxicodendron Dermatitis (Poison Ivy And Poison Oak)

Toxicodendron dermatitis results from a reaction to an oil soluble oleoresin that is present in many parts of the poison ivy and poison oak plants. Prophylactic measures and treatments are discussed.

Chronic Hand Dermatitis: Case-based Approaches to Management

Practical guidelines for the management of Chronic Hand Dermatitis were published in the Skin Therapy Letter, Family Practice Edition (October 2016). This series of cases using Alitretinoin (Toctino®), is a follow on to that publication to put the guidelines into context.

Dupilumab, A Monoclonal Antibody for Atopic Dermatitis: A Review of Current Literature

Standard therapies for atopic dermatitis have fallen short, prompting efforts to discover novel therapeutics for this disease. Dupilumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits the actions of both IL-4 and IL-13, has shown promise.

Treatment of Hand Eczema

Hand eczema is a common skin disease that tends to become chronic and may interfere with many types of work. Emollients have been shown to be useful in reducing eczema activity and in the primary prevention of hand eczema.

New and Existing Therapeutic Options for Hand Eczema

Hand eczema affects up to 10% of the population and encompasses a diverse range of morphological presentations and underlying pathophysiological processes. This article will review the new and existing treatments that are available for this common dermatologic problem.

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