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Research

The impact of the envirome on eczema

Researchers explore whether exposure to environmental factors — such as climate change, indoor and outdoor air pollution and prenatal stress — play a significant role in the development of allergic diseases.

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New Eczema Report Depicts Enormous Burdens and Huge Unmet Medical Needs

Released on March 18, 2020, the “More Than Skin Deep” Voice of the Patient Report radically expands our understanding of the lived experience of patients and caregivers affected by eczema.

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Are kids with asthma, AD prone to behavioral disorders?

Researchers speculate whether children with AD are at greater risk of developing behavioral issues and whether asthmatic children are at greater risk of developing emotional challenges.

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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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