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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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February 21, 2017 — There are dozens of new drugs in development for atopic dermatitis (AD). Late last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the non-steroidal topical treatment, Eucrisa for mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. This March, the FDA is expected to approve dupilumab, the first biologic drug for adults with moderate to […]

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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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By Jennifer Moyer Darr, LCSW, National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado Children as young as three-years-old begin to notice differences about others (Chernyshov, 2016) and react to these differences. Sometimes, they are just curious and no harm is intended. Sometimes bullying follows. Bullying can occur in the form of verbal, physical, social or psychological taunts […]

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October 18, 2016 – Joanna Dobos is the mother of 4 sons who have severe eczema. While her children face various challenges in managing their eczema symptoms, she has also focused on their self-esteem. “It is very important to help my boys learn to accept themselves,” she said. Last spring her youngest son asked her to […]

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October 18, 2016 – For the first time in decades, new drugs and therapies that may provide real relief for anyone living with eczema are close to being available. For many, this is a time of unprecedented hope. But what if there were a way to prevent the very first flare, to stop eczema from even starting? Frustrated by […]

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September 19, 2016 — When Gideon Park’s young daughter developed eczema, his family looked high and low for answers. “It has been a long, confusing, and heartbreaking year of watching her itch; learning the ins and outs or triggers, trying all sorts of steroids, antihistamines, creams, soaps, and moisturizers; and negotiating conflicting advice.” At NEA, […]

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… I am a woman surviving it. July 19, 2016 — Who calls into work sick because of eczema? That’s what I’m sure people thought when I was consistently missing work due to lack of sleep, broken and bleeding skin, and sometimes just feeling too emotionally unstable to hold it together in the office. I […]

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Understanding AD’s impact to improve your quality of life July 19, 2016 — People living with atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common and chronic form of eczema, know first-hand the burden AD has on both individuals and families. The impacts reach far beyond the serious effects of the disease symptoms such as itch, pain, and […]

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Eczema affects more than 30 million people in the United States. The most common and chronic form of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis (AD). There is currently no cure for eczema or AD. To help raise awareness about the serious impact AD has on individuals and families, the National Eczema Association (NEA) has joined […]

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