Eczema cream: Mother discovers ‘miracle treatment’ for daughter’s eczema-ridden skin

ECZEMA tends to be more common in children and often develops before their first birthday. But for one baby, eczema took over when she was just six months old, and it was so bad she couldn ’t sleep.
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ConclusionsFindings from this literature review and in-depth qualitative interviews supported the development of a comprehensive conceptual model documenting the signs, symptoms and impacts relevant to CHE patients. Such a model is of considerable value given the lack of existing studies in the literature focused on the qualitative exploration of the CHE patient experience. Limitations included the patient sample being only from the US and not including some CHE subtypes.
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
This study is a single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, and investigator-initiated clinical trial. A total of 60 patients between 7 and 65 years of age with AD and respiratory disorders who received a diagnosis of AD by Hanifin and Rajka criteria who scored 15 to 50 in a scoring atopic dermatitis (SCORAD) will be enrolled. Participants will be randomly assigned to the SCRT or placebo group in a ratio of 1:1 and they will have a visit schedule comprising 4 visits including a screening visit during 8 to 10 weeks. The participants will be administered SCRT or placebo 3 times a day for 4 weeks. The primary...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The optimal approaches for monitoring sleep disturbances in adults with atopic dermatitis (AD) is not established. Multiple patient-reported outcome measures for AD and itch have sleep-related items. These items have not been validated previously. OBJECTIVE: Assess the measurement properties of sleep-related items from the Patient- Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM), SCORing AD (SCORAD), 5-dimensions of itch (5D) and ItchyQOL in adults with AD. METHODS: We performed a prospective dermatology practice-based study using questionnaires and evaluation by a dermatologist (n=115). RESULTS...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Dupilumab significantly improved disease severity, pruritus, sleep loss and quality of life with an acceptable safety profile. PMID: 31647347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to identify and evaluate PROMs used in studies of AD and CHE. The aim was to explore the assessment of key symptoms and im pacts, and identify any gaps in the measures in use. A structured review of the PubMed database was conducted to identify PROMs used or developed for use in AD or CHE. The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI), the Pruritus/Itch Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), the Patient-Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM), and the Quality of Life in Hand Eczema Questionnaire (QOLHEQ) were identified and reviewed in detail. With these measures, the AD and CHE symptoms and impacts most commonly e...
Source: The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Discussion Atopic dermatitis (AD) has a prevalence of 3-5% in the overall U.S. population but is increasing with an estimated 10-15% lifetime risk in childhood. It is even more common in children of color with a prevalence in African-American/black children of 17% and Hispanic children of 14%. Health care utilization data also appears to support more severe disease in children of color also. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a common dermatological skin problem which characteristically is a pruritic, papular eruption with erythema. Like most papulosquamous eruptions it often occurs in intertrigenous areas in people with alle...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
This study aimed to qualitatively explore the adult and adolescent experience of AD. A targeted literature review and qualitative concept elicitation interviews with clinicians (n = 5), adult AD patients (n = 28), and adolescent AD patients (n = 20) were conducted to elicit AD signs/symptoms and HRQoL impacts experienced. Verbatim transcripts were analyzed using thematic analysis. Twenty-nine symptoms/signs of AD were reported, including pruritus, pain, erythema, and xerosis. Atopic dermatitis symptoms/signs were reported to substantially impact HRQoL. Scratching was reported to influence the experience of symptoms and HRQ...
Source: Dermatitis - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Dermatitis Source Type: research
Authors: Cork MJ, Eckert L, Simpson EL, Armstrong A, Barbarot S, Puig L, Girolomoni G, de Bruin-Weller M, Wollenberg A, Kataoka Y, Remitz A, Beissert S, Mastey V, Ardeleanu M, Chen Z, Gadkari A, Chao J Abstract Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) profoundly affects quality of life (QoL). Dupilumab significantly improves clinical outcomes, is well tolerated, and approved to treat inadequately controlled moderate-to-severe AD in adults; however, its effect on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is not fully characterized. Objective: To evaluate the impact of dupilumab on patient-reported AD symptoms and QoL. Methods: Poo...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Eczema, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, and other inflammatory allergic cutaneous reactions cause itch. Itch often makes the patients scratch their skin, and persistent scratching can aggravate dermal conditions. Itch can even cause emotional disturbance and sleep loss. The management of itch is therefore a key component of the clinical treatment of patients with allergies.
Source: Journal of Dermatological Science - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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