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Research

Can meditation help ease eczema itch?

Researchers have reported that meditation is a viable coping mechanism during eczema flares. Participants in the NEA-funded study found that consistent meditation helped improve concentration and gave them a sense of control over their itch.

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Born to be wildling

A new kind of lab mouse might someday help scientists better understand the role microbiota play in eczema and the human immune response.

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Apple cider vinegar may not improve skin barrier, pilot study shows

Researchers at the University of Virginia found that soaking in dilute apple cider vinegar was more likely to cause mild skin irritation than improve skin integrity.

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Atopic dermatitis in older adults is common, hard to treat

Researchers are starting to identify distinct characteristics of atopic dermatitis in elderly patients along with special considerations required for diagnosing and treating them.

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Atopic dermatitis plus food allergy is a unique subtype of eczema

Researchers examined the skin of children who have atopic dermatitis combined with food allergies and identified characteristics that are unique to the dual condition compared to AD alone.

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The bacterial culprit that drives atopic dermatitis

The relationship between atopic dermatitis and Staphylococcus aureus is longstanding and complex. A Dutch company is investing in a new technology that targets staph to help reduce disease severity.

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Researchers investigate Dupixent side effects

In addition to conjunctivitis, a widely reported side effect of the atopic dermatitis biologic Dupixent (dupilumab), researchers report that eosinophilia and facial eczema could also be side effects.

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Researchers discover relationship between scratching, food allergy

The communication pathway between the skin and the gastrointestinal tract may be complex, but it could hold the key to the relationship between AD and food allergies.

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Nasal and skin microbiomes are linked to AD severity in children

A study conducted in The Netherlands found a strong association between the severity of pediatric AD and the composition of bacteria found in both the nasal passages and on the skin.

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Swiss scientists identify link between skin fungi imbalance, atopic dermatitis

The Swiss scientists theorized that the same immune cells that protect us against the normally harmless Malassezia fungus might also play a fundamental role in triggering atopic dermatitis.

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