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March 10, 2015 – There seem to be three major reasons why patients seek alternative medicine for atopic dermatitis: First, we simply don’t yet have a cure for this disease. Second, we can’t yet clearly explain why this disease occurs. While doctors try hard to describe factors that play a role in atopic dermatitis, such as cytokines and inflammatory cells, we still can’t pinpoint the root of the disease. Third, the outcomes of conventional atopic dermatitis treatments are not always consistent, and sometimes they are perceived as being unsafe.

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March 5, 2015 – Check out this NPR piece on an important new study about how eczema affects the lives of people who have it by NEA Scientific Advisory Committee member Jonathan Silverberg, MD. Data from this study demonstrates the burden of living with eczema, which helps further the case for more eczema research.

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January 9, 2015 – NEA asked this question on Facebook recently: In order for prescription medications to be most effective, a proper bathing and moisturizing regimen is required. What’s your bathing and moisturizing routine?
Here’s what people had to say:

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December 15, 2014 – Patients on subcutaneous dupilumab at 300 mg once weekly showed nearly an 80% reduction from baseline in Eczema Area and Severity Index scores after 16 weeks of treatment.

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November 20, 2014 – Contact Dermatitis (CD) is a term used to describe the itchy skin reaction that can occur following topical contact (and sometimes oral, or airborne) with allergy-producing chemicals in the environment.

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November 5, 2014 – NEA asked this question on Facebook recently: What are your tips for seborrheic dermatitis? Here’s what people had to say:

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October 29, 2014 – The Federal Trade Commission has charged Gerber Products Co. with deceptively advertising that feeding its Good Start Gentle formula to infants with a family history of allergies prevents or reduces the risk that they will develop allergies.

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August 18, 2014 – Symptoms decreased by 51% at 2 weeks and by 73% at 12 weeks in adults with atopic dermatitis who received cyclosporine A therapy in an open-label, single-arm study.

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August 18, 2014 – A sodium hypochlorite wash significantly improved symptoms and quality of life for children who had atopic dermatitis with bacterial colonization, in a small study.

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August 18, 2014 – Daily use of an over-the-counter 2-minute body wash by children and adolescents with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis resulted in marked improvement in symptoms and quality of life measures.

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