Risk factors identified for gestational eczema
HOUSTON– New-onset eczema during pregnancy is a common phenomenon with several newly identified risk factors. This disease entity deserves a proper name: gestational eczema, Dr. Wilfried J.J. Karmaus asserted at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. In... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - April 18, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: FPN News FPN Allergy & Immunology FPN Women's Health OBGYN News OBGYN Complications OBGYN Obstetrics SAN Clinical News SAN News Source Type: news

9 Showering Mistakes That Can Actually Hurt You
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Showering. You do it several times a week, if not every day, but all that soaping, lathering, rinsing, and luxuriating may be doing your skin a serious disservice. “The biggest problem we see for older patients is dry skin and itching, and that progresses to eczema,” says Patricia Farris, M.D., a dermatologist in New Orleans and Clinical Associate Professor at Tulane University. “As you grow older, your oil glands poop out on you, so you’re much more prone to dry skin. You have to adjust your bathing habits accordingly.” Read on for the most common showering mi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask the expert: Is it possible to prevent peanut allergy?
I have seen so many of my friends’ children diagnosed with severe food allergies. Is there anything I can do to stop my baby from having a peanut allergy?   Panicked about peanuts John Lee, MD, clinical director, Boston Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Program Food allergies are on the rise. They are more prevalent than ever before. It is estimated that one in 13 school kids have a life-threatening food allergy. Although some food allergies can be outgrown, peanut allergies tend to be lifelong. In the hope of preventing allergies, doctors used to recommend avoiding foods that are more commonly allergenic&m...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 13, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: John Lee Tags: Food allergies Source Type: news

6 Dermatologist-Approved Tips For Getting Flawless Skin
Not everyone can make a dermatologist or aesthetician appointment every month -- many simply don't have the time or the money. But paying attention to skin care through regular checks and doctor's visits is an important way to safeguard against skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, not to mention keep your skin clean, clear and youthful. So how do top dermatologists and skin care experts keep their skin healthy and glowing between appointments? We asked some of the top experts in the field for their recommendations -- especially for those who can't make it to a more-than-yearly dermatologist appointment. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Getting 'Homework' From Your Dermatologist Is Crucial For Flawless Skin
Not everyone can make a dermatologist or aesthetician appointment every month -- many simply don't have the time or the money. But paying attention to skin care through regular checks and doctor's visits is an important way to safeguard against skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, not to mention keep your skin clean, clear and youthful. So how do top dermatologists and skin care experts keep their skin healthy and glowing between appointments? We asked some of the top experts in the field for their recommendations -- especially for those who can't make it to a more-than-yearly dermatologist appointment. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Similarly susceptible skin barriers identified in two types of hand eczema
The skin barriers in patients with allergic/irritant hand eczema (HE) and hyperkeratotic HE had approximately equivalent lipid profiles and susceptibility to sodium lauryl sulfate, according to a study of 23 patients with allergic/irritant HE and 15 patients with hyperkeratotic HE. However,... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - March 31, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: SAN Journals SAN Clinical News SAN News Source Type: news

My eczema was so bad I left a trail of skin flakes when I walked, says woman who says £1.99 PORRIDGE OATS are the best remedy
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Amy-Louise James, 25, from Northmapton, had such itchy eczema that flakes of skin fell from her body - forcing her to apologise to strangers for being 'disgusting'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My son's eczema was so awful he looked like a burns victim'
Jessica Chandler, 27, from Wolverhampton, said she was repeatedly asked if her son Ollie, now nearly two, had been in a fire. She stumbled across a cream she claims has nearly cured the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life after milk allergy: Catching up with Brett Nasuti
When Brett Nasuti was an infant, he was constantly breaking out in hives. His arms, legs, and even his face were always covered in small, itchy bumps. In fact, by the time he was a few months old, Brett’s mother Robyn had taken to cutting the ends off socks and sewing them over the arms of his baby clothes, so his budding fingernails didn’t scratch his skin raw. There were doctor visits and quick fix remedies, but nothing seemed to help for very long. At eight months, Brett was given cow’s milk for the first time—with awful results.  “He just started throwing up all over the place,”...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 11, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: Milk allergies Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Online Dermatologist Put To The Test
http://media.boston.cbslocal.com/CBSBOS_0603201523192800000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – Getting an appointment with a dermatologist can be tough. Sometimes, we’re not even sure we really even need to see a doctor. A new option is making it much easier to get a professional opinion. Laurie Reis is like most working mothers when it comes to finding time to go to the doctor. It can be almost impossible. Related: Demand For Online Doctor Visits Grows But Reis’ skin was breaking out and she really wanted to find out if it was something serious. She didn’t go to the doctor’s office, however. She...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: bostonwebintern Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Tech Watch Listen Doctor Appointment Dr. Mallika Marshall Online Doctors Source Type: news

Is the Dyson Humidifier the best new beauty gadget?
Dyson's new Humidifier promises to combat dry, dehydrated, irritated skin and improve fine lines and wrinkles. But does it deliver? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dyson colds Dyson hoover allergies skincare humidifers beauty gadgets itchy skin dry skin winter skin skin creams eczema coughs hayfever clarisonic John Lewis skin allergies Source Type: news

Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: Study
Title: Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - March 5, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

People With Eczema Are Itching For Better Health Care
Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Poncie Rutsch Source Type: news

Medical Bills Another Burden for Eczema Patients
U.S. adults with the skin condition spent over $29 billion in out-of-pocket health costs in 2012 Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Eczema (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Face Serum, And How Does It Work?
We're always on the lookout for beauty products that aid in our pursuit to age gracefully. Even though our medicine cabinets are equipped with essentials like sunscreen and eye cream, face serum is something we are gradually integrating into our rotation. Adopting a facial serum seems intimidating at first with its hefty price tag. Then we are reminded of all the skincare benefits, from clearing blemishes to smoothing wrinkles, and feel compelled to give it a try. To ensure that we were using the product correctly, we took our face serum concerns to three experts. We wanted to know how often we should apply the serum, wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Vesicular Exanthams?
Discussion Vesicles are circumscribed, elevated, fluid-filled lesions 1 cm and often easily rupture due to their thin walls. The differential diagnosis is different for bullae than for vesicular lesions and is often more ominous including such diseases as Steven-Johnson, staphylococcal scalded skin and meningococcemia. Vesicular or bullous exanthems should be investigated more extensively if there is skin sloughing, petechiae or purpura, fever and irritability, inflammation of the mucosa, urticaria, has respiratory distress, and diarrhea or abdominal pain. Learning Point The differential diagnosis for vesicular exanthems ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 2, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pimecrolimus for Eczema May Have No Added Cancer Risk After AllPimecrolimus for Eczema May Have No Added Cancer Risk After All
Topical pimecrolimus as a treatment for eczema may have no significant cancer risk, contrary to a U.S Food and Drug Administration warning, according to new research published online February 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - February 26, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Washing Dishes by Hand Linked to Fewer AllergiesWashing Dishes by Hand Linked to Fewer Allergies
Children in dishwasher-free homes suffer less eczema, asthma, and nasal allergies than children in homes with dishwashers, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Peanut butter for non-allergic babies may reduce later allergies
Conclusion This well-designed randomised controlled trial has found that the early introduction of regular small amounts of peanut protein to infants at high risk of having allergies reduced the proportion who developed a peanut allergy by age five, compared to avoiding peanuts completely. The study looked at a group of infants who were at a particularly high risk of going on to develop food allergies, because they already had severe eczema or an allergy to eggs, or both. It is important to know that this study was not about treating infants or children who already had a peanut allergy. Those who showed a strong reaction ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Children who eat peanuts at an early age may prevent peanut allergies
The No Nuts Moms Group website lists some of the young people who have died from food allergies — many from peanut allergy — going back to 1986. The lengthy list is a sad reminder that a peanut allergy can cause a severe and sometimes deadly allergic reaction. Parents who have a child who is allergic to peanuts do many things to keep him or her out of harm’s way. A study published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine offers some hope for parents of infants who may be headed toward a peanut allergy. That hope is peanuts. For the study, an international team of researchers recruited infants w...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gregory Curfman, M.D. Tags: Asthma and Allergies Children's Health Diet and Weight Loss Healthy Eating peanut allergy Source Type: news

Scientists Find Peanut-Eating Prevents Allergy, Contrary To Prior Health Advice
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:33pm EST By Kate Kelland LONDON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - In research that contradicts years of health advice, scientists said on Monday that babies at risk of developing a childhood peanut allergy can avoid it if they are given peanuts regularly during their first 11 months. The study, the first to show that eating certain foods is an effective way of preventing allergy, showed an 80 percent reduction in the prevalence of peanut allergies among high-risk children who ate peanuts frequently from infanthood, compared to those who avoided them. "This is an important clinical development and contravenes p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hand Washing Your Dishes Could Be Better For Kids' Health
Doing dishes the old-fashioned way -- by hand -- might help curb a modern-day problem: Rising rates of childhood allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers in Sweden found that children living in families that hand-washed their dishes were about 40 percent less likely to develop allergies compared with kids in homes that used a dishwasher, said study researcher Dr. Bill Hesselmar, an allergist at the University of Gothenburg Department of Pediatrics. The researchers said they suspect that hand-washing dishes doesn't get them as clean as the dishwasher does, which is actually a good thing because it can help protect ag...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Washing Dishes By Hand Could Protect Kids From Allergies
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall reports on two big allergy headlines that could help protect your children from developing allergies in the first place. More and more children are suffering from allergies and one environmental factor may contribute. It’s called the hygiene hypothesis and proposes that because we live in such a sterile environment with antibacterial products, the overuse of antibiotics, and limiting our children’s exposure to dirt and germs, their immune systems overreact when kids eventually encounter these things. Two new studies support this theory. Pregnant women and parents of yo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Peanut Allergy peanuts Source Type: news

Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia – Reethah’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. My story took off in October 2013 during an appointment with my doctor for something else entirely unconnected – eczema behind the ears. A chance mention in passing to my doctor that I had had an unexpected period the month before after a long gap caused her to prick up her ears. When was your last period before that? she enquired. I looked back at my diary where I log all my periods and body changes. I knew it had been more t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia endometrial cancer Source Type: news

Hand Dishwashing Tied to Fewer Allergies for Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish study finds lower rates of asthma, eczema, and allergic conjunctivitis. (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 23, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

The Three Most Damaging Things For The Skin, From Dr. Jeanine B. Downie (VIDEO)
What are the three most harmful things for the skin? According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jeanine B. Downie, the three things that most negatively impact the skin are sun exposure, cigarette smoke (or smoke of any kind) and stress. Applying an SPF of at least 30 every day, regardless of the weather, will help protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. If you're a smoker, quitting that habit will improve your skin dramatically. As for stress, Dr. Downie recommends managing your stress levels with exercise. Stress actually causes skin conditions like psoriasis, acne and eczema to flair up -- stress can even cau...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Title: Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 19, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 19, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eczema Cream for Children Not a Cancer Risk, Study Finds
Company-funded research followed nearly 7,500 kids over 10 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 19, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, News, Source Type: news

Unlikely that topical pimecrolimus associated with increased risk of cancer
The topical medicine pimecrolimus to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis or AD) in children appears unlikely to be associated with increased of risk of cancer based on how it was used in group of children followed for 10 years, according to an article. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Unlikely that topical pimecrolimus associated with increased risk of cancer
(The JAMA Network Journals) The topical medicine pimecrolimus to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis or AD) in children appears unlikely to be associated with increased of risk of cancer based on how it was used in group of children followed for 10 years, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

7 Things I Learned on an Elimination Diet (and How They Still Keep Me Healthy Every Day)
Honestly, I'm totally averse to "diets." I've never put myself on one because I think they often set people up to "fail" because they are not sustainable in the long-term. It's this really sad, vicious cycle of trying to find the next easy way to "get skinny" that ends up making people feel really bad about themselves. But this one was different. I recently started with a naturopath because I wanted to make sure I was feeling my absolute best, and to see if there was anything she could do about my eczema. I've had it my entire life, and it's more or less a daily aggravation. I've tried s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does your postcode affect your SKIN? Take this test to find out....
EXCLUSIVE: Skincare company Salcura found a study of 24,000 orders of eczema products for adults and children reveals a direct correlation between hard water and the demand for treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy Association Newsletter – January 2015
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. It’s been a few months since the last newsletter went out, in fact it was in September, and a lot has happened since then. Not only have we have Christmas, but we announced the winners of Hysteria 2014; more about that later though. First of all, I’d like to welcome all our brand new readers. I hope you’ll find the information we have on the hysterectomy association website interesting and helpful. Secondly, we&rs...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 30, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Newsletters international hysterectomy awareness month Source Type: news

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eczema, Heart Diseases, Obesity (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems
Title: Eczema Linked to Other Health ProblemsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 23, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Eczema Health Risks
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eczema, Heart Diseases, Obesity (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Breakthrough therapy" could help treat eczema
Promising new drug targets the immune system and may help when creams and lotions fail (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA fast-tracking "unbelievable" eczema drug
About 30 million Americans suffer from eczema. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is fast-tracking Dupilumab -- a new drug treatment that is changing the lives of people with the skin condition. Brian Webb reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema woes not just skin deep
Adults who have eczema -- a chronic itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- have higher rates of smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages and obesity and are less likely to exercise than adults who don't have the disease. They also have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. About 10 percent of US adults have eczema. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Eczema woes not just skin deep
(Northwestern University) Adults who have eczema -- a chronic itchy skin disease that often starts in childhood -- have higher rates of smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages and obesity and are less likely to exercise than adults who don't have the disease. They also have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. About 10 percent of US adults have eczema. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Health Tip: What's Causing my Child's Eczema?
Title: Health Tip: What's Causing my Child's Eczema?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/5/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Eczema associated with osteoporosis-related fractures
(Reuters Health) - People with the itchy skin condition eczema are more likely than others to have osteoporosis - which may be undiagnosed - and fractures, according to a new analysis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Healthpointe Presents Blaine Labs, New Line of Dermatological Products
Healthpointe is now offering Blaine Labs products for the prevention of Athlete’s Foot, warts, fungal infections, psoriasis, eczema, foot pain, and other skin, nail, and foot conditions.(PRWeb December 29, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12417051.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 30, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adults With Eczema May Have Elevated Fracture Risk Adults With Eczema May Have Elevated Fracture Risk
Patients with eczema had decreased bone mineral density at the spine and femur, osteoporosis of the trochanter, and elevated risk for any fractures, according to a population-based study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Children With Eczema: How to Stop the Scratching
Children with eczema who scratch the itchy skin can actually make the condition worse. Try these tips from WebMD to help your child stop scratching. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintenance tacrolimus for eczema boosts quality of life
AMSTERDAM – Twice-weekly proactive maintenance therapy with 0.1% tacrolimus ointment in adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis resulted in dramatic improvement in self-reported quality of life in a 12-month observational study. This prospective study was designed to assess patients’ own...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - December 15, 2014 Category: Dermatology Tags: FPN News FPN Dermatology IMN News IMN Dermatology SAN Clinical News SAN News SAN Atopic Dermatitis European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Source Type: news