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Research

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 10, 2015 – On March 9, 2015, NEA CEO Julie Block, 13-year old eczema patient Isaiah, 17-year old eczema patient Gracie, and their parents were present at an important Food and Drug Administrative (FDA) hearing regarding the unmet medical need for atopic dermatitis therapies in pediatrics.

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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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February 24, 2015 – Introduction of peanut products into the diets of infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy was safe and led to an 81 percent reduction in the subsequent development of the allergy, a clinical trial has found.

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February 10, 2015 – Efficacy of topical application of human breast milk on atopic eczema healing among infants.

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January 6, 2015 – For the first time, a team led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has proven that atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is an immune-driven (autoimmune) disease.

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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 – Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that affects the areas of the body that have a high density of oil-producing (sebaceous) glands. It affects 1 to 5 percent of the general population, and often has a chronic, relapsing course.

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May 9, 2014 – The National Eczema Association (NEA) research program offers grants to established and new investigators in the field. This research ultimately benefits patients with eczema by providing much needed data to scientists, physicians and pharmaceutical companies.

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