Pruritus And Dry Skin

EpiCeram Now Available as Quad Pack Airless Pumps

By August 16, 2017

EpiCeram contains a balanced ratio of ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol, which are essential lipids for total skin barrier repair; they mimic the lipid concentration found in the skin.

Does Early Probiotic Supplementation Reduce Eczema, Asthma Development?

August 08, 2017

The researchers found that the estimated cumulative incidence of eczema was 30.9 and 28.7% in the control and LGG arms at 2 years of age, respectively.

House Dust Mites May Induce lgE Sensitization to Antigens for Some

July 28, 2017

Researchers used IgE immunoblotting to analyze plasma samples from 179 atopic dermatitis patients for IgE-reactivity to a panel of micro-arrayed house dust mites allergen molecules.

Out-of-Pocket Spending for Topical Steroids Investigated

May 02, 2017

The researchers found that patients' out-of-pocket spending for topical steroids was $333.7 million. There was a 226.5% increase in total annual spending, from $237.6 million to $775.9 million.

Dupixent Approved for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

By March 28, 2017

Dupixent, a human monoclonal antibody, works by inhibiting the overactive signaling of IL-4 and IL-13 proteins, which are believed to play a major role in the persistent inflammation in atopic dermatitis.

Emollient Use in Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis May Up Phthalate Levels

March 21, 2017

Children with frequent use of emollients generally had higher phthalate metabolite and paraben levels than uncommon users, reaching statistical significance for some LMW phthalates and parabens.

Addition of Antibiotics to Mild Eczema Tx Assessed in Children

March 15, 2017

The team found no significant differences between the three groups of children who received topical steroid, emollient, or placebo in terms of Patient Oriented Eczema Measure scores.

Nemolizumab for Atopic Dermatitis

By March 02, 2017

Ruzicka, Thomas et al. "Anti-Interleukin-31 Receptor A Antibody for Atopic Dermatitis"

Atopic Dermatitis May Impact Intradermal Flu Vaccine Efficacy

February 14, 2017

Reduced immune response after intradermal vaccination among patients colonized with S. aureus

Review of Moisturizer Efficacy in Eczema

By February 09, 2017

Among patients with eczema, most moisturizers showed some benefit but better results were seen when used with topical active treatment, according to a Cochrane Review.

Topical Steroid Tridesilon Now Available

By January 18, 2017

Tridesilon (desonide) Cream, 0.05%, has been made available by Encore Dermatology. This low-potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Prophylactic Moisturizing May Help Protect Infants from Atopic Dermatitis

By December 05, 2016

Daily application of petroleum jelly for the first 6 months of an infant's life can provide effective protection against atopic dermatitis, equating to a cost benefit of $353 per quality-adjusted life year (QALY).

Wet Wrap Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis: Is It Effective?

November 14, 2016

Wet wrap therapy may pose higher risk of local infections than topical steroids

New Treatment Option for Patients with Atopic Dermatitis

By October 13, 2016

This prescription-only lotion is indicated to manage and relieve the burning, itching and pain experienced with various types of dermatoses, including atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and radiation dermatitis.

Alitretinoin Evaluated in Chronic Hand Eczema

August 11, 2016

Alitretinoin treatment aids in normalizing expression of barrier genes and proteins in patients with chronic hand eczema (CHE), according to a study published online in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Atopic Dermatitis May be Diagnosed Via Plant Provocation, Study Finds

August 09, 2016

Topical cowhage provocation and skin prick testing with histamine can diagnose atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a study published online July 29 in Allergy.

QoL Acutely Impacted by Eczema, Stressing Need for Long-Term Solution

August 01, 2016

Eczema have a serious impact on patients' quality of life and overall health, both physically and mentally, according to a report from the annual American Academy of Dermatology Summer Meeting, held from July 28 to 31 in Boston.

Review Examines Topical Herbal Meds for Eczema

July 21, 2016

Of six studies displaying superiority to placebo, only two have low risk of bias across all domains

Dupilumab + Topical Corticosteroids Beats TCS Alone in Atopic Dermatitis Study

By June 06, 2016

Regeneron and Sanofi announced that the Phase 3 study, LIBERTY AD CHRONOS, met its primary and key secondary endpoints for dupilumab in the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) in adult patients.

Guidelines for Atopic Dermatitis Management Developed

April 29, 2016

Current treatment strategies include use of drug therapy, skin care, avoiding exacerbating factors

Preventive Use of Topical Steroids Controls Atopic Dermatitis Severity

April 28, 2016

May also prevent an increase in aeroallergen-specific IgE levels

Positive Results Announced for Dupilumab in Atopic Dermatitis Studies

By April 14, 2016

Regeneron and Sanofi announced that the two Phase 3 studies, LIBERTY AD SOLO 1 and SOLO 2, evaluating dupilumab for the treatment of adults with inadequately controlled moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD), met their primary endpoints.

New Homeopathic Wipes for Insect Bites and Stings Available

By March 23, 2016

Tec Labs announced the launch of Tecnu Bites & Stings Medicated Itch and Pain Relief Wipes for treating insect bites and bee stings.

FDA to Review Novel Non-Steroidal Tx for Atopic Dermatitis

By March 22, 2016

Anacor Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) of crisaborole 2% topical ointment for the potential treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis in children and adults.

Can Atopic Dermatitis Risk be Reduced Through Weaning Early?

February 25, 2016

Early weaning at age 4 to 5 months is associated with reduced risk of atopic dermatitis, according to a study published online February 19 in Allergy.

FDA to Review Novel Topical Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis

By January 07, 2016

Anacor announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for crisaborole 2% topical ointment for the potential treatment of mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis in children and adults.

Glove-Related Hand Urticaria May Be Rising in Health Care Workers

December 04, 2015

Glove-related hand urticaria described as form of symptomatic dermographism

More Gene Variants Linked to Eczema Detected

October 20, 2015

New gene variants associated with eczema have been identified.

Habit Reversal Beneficial in Atopic Dermatitis

October 02, 2015

Habit reversal (HR) seems to be beneficial for reducing scratching among patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a review published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Link for Physical Activity, Atopic Dermatitis Explored

September 28, 2015

The correlation between physical activity and atopic dermatitis (AD) is unclear, according to a research letter published in the British Journal of Dermatology.