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The HBO mini-series called “The Night Of” is about a complicated murder case set in New York City. It’s about the transformation of a young Pakistani-American man from a “nice guy” to a Riker’s Island criminal. It’s also about eczema. And how this condition can affect every part of a person’s life. Actor John Turturro […]

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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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December 20, 2016 — On December 14, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Eucrisa (crisaborole), a topical treatment for children and adults with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (AD). This marks the first new FDA-approved medication for atopic dermatitis in more than 10 years. “It’s a big deal because for at least 15 years, […]

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December 20, 2016 — This year has been a busy one for eczema research. Currently, there are more than 40 therapies in development for eczema that have the potential to help symptoms such as itch and redness, improve the skin barrier and calm the immune system. Scientists are also looking at how eczema affects the […]

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December 14, 2016 — People with atopic dermatitis have a new treatment option. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Eucrisa (crisaborole), a topical treatment for children and adults with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (AD). Eucrisa works differently than other topical treatments on the market. It is not a steroid or a topical […]

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December 6, 2016 – NEA’s Chicago Support Group recently hosted a meeting, which included guest speakers Peter A. Lio, MD, NEA Scientific Advisory Committee member and Dr. Richard Aron. Dr. Aron is a South African dermatologist, specializing in Atopic Eczema, and he has created “The Aron Regime.” Following the Chicago event, Dr. Lio shared his […]

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November 17, 2016 – For many years there were few treatment options available for people with eczema, including for those with a severe and chronic form of eczema, atopic dermatitis (AD). Today, there are more than 40 new therapies in development, some of which may come to market soon, and new clinical trials are getting underway on a regular basis. One […]

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November 17, 2016 – According to a new Understand AD survey of 505 American adults (18 years of age and older) who self-reported being diagnosed with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, results show that the disease goes beyond physical signs and symptoms and negatively impacts their lives socially and psychologically. The results, unveiled during Eczema Awareness Month, […]

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October 28, 2016 – Did you know that 1 in 10 children in the US have eczema? With so many children struggling to live with eczema, we wanted to hear from our members how eczema directly impacts the quality of life of their school-age children, and their entire family. So this past August, we asked NEA parents […]

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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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