Have Eczema? No Need for Bleach Baths, Study Suggests
Doctors sometimes recommend a bleach bath, which is a mixture of a small amount of bleach in a pool of cool or warm water
DRY SKIN on the face is a problem often experienced during winter. However, along with eczema, psoriasis and acne it is one of ten skin conditions men and women are risking scarring by using make-up.
Title: Have Eczema? No Need for Bleach Baths, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
CONCLUSIONS: These results support previous findings of associations of prenatal exposure to PCBs with asthma, eczema/hay fever, and frequent ear infections. Additional prospective studies are needed to confirm these findings. Also required are more precise PCB exposures to separate them from other exposures in occupational settings. PMID: 29211547 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractPostinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a reactive hypermelanosis that develops following cutaneous inflammation. Common causes of PIH include intrinsic skin conditions (e.g., acne and eczema) as well as external insults to the skin, such as burn injuries and dermatologic procedures. PIH more commonly occurs in individuals with darker skin, for whom it is often a source of significant psychological distress. Several therapeutic modalities are available for the treatment of PIH, including topical agents, chemical peels, and energy-based devices. We review the epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathogenesis, and treatment of PIH.
Updated Date: Dec 7, 2017 EST
Industrialized countries have registered epidemic rates on allergic diseases, such as hay fever, asthma, eczema, and food allergies. The Hygiene Hypothesis was born from work made by Dr. David Strachan, who observed that younger siblings were less susceptible to eczema and asthma, and proposed that this was a result of increased transmission of infectious agents via unhygienic practices within a household. This initial hypothesis was then reframed as the old friends/microbiota hypothesis, implicating non-pathogenic commensal microorganisms as the source of immunomodulatory signals necessary to prevent immune-mediated chronic disorders.
AbstractDecreased interferon (IFN)- γ levels and increased levels of macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC) and intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 are known to be involved in allergic skin diseases, such as eczema and atopic dermatitis. Activation of the IFN-γ and its downstream interleukin-12 (IL-12) pathway can correct these dis eases. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) is a cytokine signaling inhibitor that blocks downstream pathways of IFN-γ by blocking the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and protein kinase B (Akt) signaling pathways. Oxymatrine (OMT), a quinolizidine alkaloid extrac...
ECZEMA is a common skin condition, and flare-ups can be triggered by certain fabrics. Avoid clothing made from these three materials if you suffer.
Condition: Atopic Dermatitis Interventions: Drug: Tralokinumab; Drug: Placebo Sponsor: LEO Pharma Not yet recruiting
Limited evidence from birth cohort studies suggests that lower prenatal iron status may be a risk factor for childhood respiratory and atopic outcomes, but these observational findings may be confounded. Mendelian randomization (MR) can potentially provide unconfounded estimates of causal effects by using genes as instrumental variables.In the large population-based birth cohort, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), we used MR to determine whether maternal iron status during pregnancy is likely to be causally associated with atopy, current doctor-diagnosed asthma, wheezing, eczema, hay fever, serum...