Self-management Interventions for People With Eczema Self-management Interventions for People With Eczema
How can self-management of eczema be supported in a clinically effective and cost-effective way?The British Journal of Dermatology
AbstractAllergic contact dermatitis (ACD) used to be considered a rarity in children, but recently has been estimated to effect 4.4 million children in the USA alone, with a notable rise in investigative research in the field of pediatric ACD. Researchers have shown that patch testing is safe and effective in afflicted children and that those with atopic dermatitis (AD) have similar sensitization rates, although they have a higher sensitization to certain allergens, thought to be related to the inflammatory (IL-4) milieu. Patch testing assessment guidelines in children include five key considerations: if a patient ’s...
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study suggests that African-Americans may face a greater struggle to find effective therapies for atopic dermatitis than European-Americans. The study used molecular profiling to study the skin of both groups.
Conditions: Eczema; Asthma; Allergy;Food Intervention: Drug: EpiCeram Sponsor: University of Melbourne Recruiting
Some observational studies have suggested associations of higher prenatal fish intake with protection against offspring asthma, attributing associations to greater exposure to marine n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFAs). Two recent randomized clinical trials have tested that hypothesis. Bisgaard and colleagues1 found that supplementation with n-3 LCPUFAs reduced the risk of persistent wheeze or asthma and lower respiratory tract infections, but not allergic sensitization or eczema, in offspring followed for the first 3 years of life.
We present a cross-sectional analysis of enrollment data from a population-based cohort study of adults aged ≥35 years in urban and rural Uganda. Sociodemographic and both lifetime and 12-month respiratory symptoms data were collected and spirometry was conducted following standard guidelines.ResultsIn 1,308 adults (median age 43.8 years and 52.3% female), we found an age-adjusted prevalence of 6.8% for asthma (9.8% urban, 4.3% rural; P
CONCLUSIONS: Despite our limited sample size and cross-sectional study design, the effects of indoor environmental factors on childhood eczema and wheeze were clearer in children without loss-of-function mutations in FLG than in children with mutations. Children with FLG mutations might already be cared for differently in terms of medication or parental lifestyle. Further studies in larger populations are warranted so that severity of symptoms and combinations of FLG mutations can be investigated. PMID: 30195067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
April Moffett of McKinney, Texas, claims that nothing cured her son, Aidan's severe eczema until she took him to get a treatment at a spring water company's center in the South of France.
Conclusions: The reported overall rates of atopic disease in countries of the Arabian Peninsula are comparable with those reported in other industrialized countries. This is probably related to the good economic status in the region which is reflected in the living standards and lifestyle. Further, genetic factors, such as factors related to gene polymorphism, and the high rate of consanguinity in the region may contribute to the higher prevalence of atopic diseases.
ConclusionsMeasurement and control of disease risk factors should be carefully considered in observational studies of the safety of the immunization schedule.
AbstractThe development of food allergies is thought to involve multiple factors, and it is unclear which conveys the most risk regarding this process. Since food allergy is a chronic disease without a cure at this time, understanding its development could provide an avenue for preventive practices and development of a curative treatment. Both historical and current data implicate maternal factors, genetics, and environmental exposures as major risk factors in the development of food allergy. An immature gut of the infant has been hypothesized as a possible route of sensitization. Breastfeeding until at least 6 month...