Category list : Eczema
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Study questions widely used treatment for eczema in children VideoSubscription
One of the most widely used treatments for childhood eczema may not actually be helpful, according to UK researchers.
A drug hailed as a “step change” in the treatment of chronic eczema has initially failed to win approval from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence due to concerns about cost.
Primary care researchers are to investigate the best emollient for treating childhood eczema, which affects one in five children in the UK and commonly interferes with sleep, play and mood.
Washing hands with hard water ‘could increase eczema risk’VideoSubscription
Hard water damages the protective skin barrier and could contribute to the development of eczema, according to UK researchers.
Wearing silk clothing offers no additional benefit for children who have moderate to severe eczema, despite previous suggestions to the contrary, according to UK researchers.
Diagnosing and treating venous eczemaSubscription
Older people often experience venous eczema, which can be safely diagnosed, treated and managed by nurses in the community
Eczema risk 'linked to diet during pregnancy'Subscription
Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, according to UK researchers.
'I won't let my eczema stop me from nursing'Subscription
The first thing we were taught at university was how to wash our hands; at degree level, this seemed almost comical until the importance of infection control was impressed upon us.
“Eczema may reduce risk of skin cancer: Condition means sufferers are more likely to shed skin containing cancerous cells,” reports the Mail Online.
Childhood eczema treatment: the barriersSubscription
This study explored why parents and carers do not always use prescribed treatments for eczema and outlines strategies they use to overcome children’s resistance to treatment