Dermatologists associated with the AAD say most cases of eczema can be controlled with a proper skincare routine, which includes moisturizers, prescription medications and strategies to eliminate triggers.
“We thought that by having this tool that is very clear, developed with the input of patients to make sure that it will be valuable and useful for them, that this would help patients and caregivers to manage eczema better,” Dr. Michele Ramien said.
Thirty-six of the 100 most-viewed eczema videos on YouTube are potentially harmful, and 46 contain misleading information, according to a study presented at the British Association of Dermatologists’ Annual Meeting in Liverpool
“Smartphone apps have emerged as a novel approach to support the self-management of conditions that require long-term care, such as eczema,” said Dr. Josip Car. “Our research shows that there is a large variance in the quality of eczema apps. While the assessed eczema self-management apps had shortcomings, certain apps did provide appropriate functions with accurate information and comprehensive tracking of...
“By applying bacteria from a healthy source to the skin of people with atopic dermatitis, we aim to alter the skin microbiome in a way that will relieve symptoms and free people from the burden of constant treatment,” said the trial’s principal investigator, NIAID’s Dr. Ian Myles.
University of British Columbia medical residents Drs. Danny Guo (dermatology) and Yi Ariel Liu (pathology) have developed a blog focusing on the science (or lack of science) behind skin care products and cosmeceuticals. Their website, called Think Skin MD (www.thinkskin.ca), is intended to help patients make informed decisions about the purchase of over-the-counter skin products. In addition to the written c...
“By the use of high magnification we show that the skin cells suffer from shrinkage and therefore change their surface. The clinical messages to individuals are that they should protect their skin with emollients in the winter and sunscreen in the summer.”