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5 Environmental Allergies (and how to manage them)

From dust mites to pet dander, we walk you through the common triggers for asthma and allergic rhinitis and show you how to manage symptoms. May 23, 2017 By Kathryn Jones If you have atopic dermatitis (AD), you’ve probably heard the terms “atopic march” or “atopic triad.” This is when people with AD also develop […]

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How microscopic organisms in our guts link to asthma

New research reveals a type of yeast found in infants’ stomachs may be strong predictor of childhood asthma.

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Science has spoken: Stress relief techniques help eczema

Bust out that yoga mat because researchers are getting closer to understanding the benefits of stress reduction for inflammatory skin diseases.

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First Biologic Approved for Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis

March 28, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Dupixent (dupilumab), the first biologic medication for adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) for whom other topical treatments have not worked or are not advised. Different from topical or oral medications, biologic drugs or “biologics” are made from proteins typically derived […]

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A potential lead for stopping staph in its tracks

March 21, 2017 – Our skin is covered in a web of billions of tiny organisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi. This web is called the skin microbiome and when healthy, helps our bodies function properly inside and out. Researchers have long known that people with atopic dermatitis (AD) have different skin biology than those […]

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Each year, thousands of doctors, scientists, students, industry and patient advocacy groups like National Eczema Association, gather to hear the latest research and standards of medical care in dermatology at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting. Atopic dermatitis is a hot field of study. Here’s some highlights from this year’s AAD meeting. Biologic […]

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Pain and poor sleep – two symptoms common to people with atopic dermatitis. When these symptoms spin out of control, every part of one’s life is impacted. To find out more about why and how pain and sleep problems affect people with atopic dermatitis, the National Eczema Association funded three studies in these areas as […]

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January 17, 2017 — Biologic drugs have been making headlines as potentially promising new therapies for treating atopic dermatitis (AD). Several have shown positive results in clinical trials and one, dupilumab, is being reviewed for approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is expected to come to market in 2017. Biologic medications are […]

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January 9. 2017 — Last week, a panel of experts sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) released new guidelines for reducing the risk of peanut allergies in children. This panel, which included National Eczema Association, recommended giving children 6 months and younger peanut-containing foods under the direction of a pediatrician or […]

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By Christopher Logas and Peter A. Lio, MD We share a lot with our beloved canines: our home, our bed and sometimes, even our dinner. But did you know that humans share something else with dogs? A diagnosis of atopic dermatitis (AD). Dogs with canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) have many of the same symptoms as […]

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