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Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Posted on February 22, 2018

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a common skin condition that causes dry, red, itchy, flaky skin. These symptoms will often lead to infection causing small blisters to form that may ooze or crust over.  The severity of eczema depends upon how large an area of the skin is affected.  The more common places for eczema to appear are the face, neck, legs, arms, and scalp. Over the counter moisturizers will not relieve the most severe cases of eczema.

While there is no exact cause of eczema, people who suffer with this skin condition often have a family history of allergies such as hay fever. Eczema is thought to be a type of allergic reaction. Factors such as temperature change, food, harsh soaps, sweat, and stress can all cause eczema to flare up. There is no cure for eczema however there are treatment options available.

ClinSearch is currently enrolling volunteers for a clinical study testing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational consumer product for atopic dermatitis (eczema). To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (423) 698-4584 or visit our website at www.clinsearch-us.com

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Eczema – Atopic Dermatitis

Posted on March 21, 2017

Do you or a friend have eczema? We may be able to help.

What is eczema?

  • Eczema is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 2-10% of adults in the U.S.
  • The skin is inflamed or irritated most commonly on the face, back of the elbows and knees, wrists, hands and feet.
  • Affected areas are very dry, thickened or have scales. It may be crusty or oozing. It almost always itches.

What causes eczema?

  • The cause is unknown but may be related to an overactive response of the immune system resulting in defects in the skin barrier allowing loss of moisture and letting in bacteria.
  • It is found in families with allergies or asthma.
  • The rash may be triggered by exposure to heat, cold, soap and household products.
  • It may be triggered by respiratory infections and stress.

How do you treat eczema?

There is not a cure, but the goal is treatment of symptoms. Some treatments include:

  • Anti-itch medication (antihistamine)
  • Anti-itch creams (hydrocortisone or calamine lotion)
  • Moisturize skin twice a day
  • Cool, wet compresses
  • Warm bath with uncooked oatmeal
  • Avoid or treat stress
  • Avoid hot showers, scratching, wool clothing, smoke and dust

Other options include phototherapy, oral steroids, elidel and protopic (alter the immune system, but may risk skin cancer).

What’s new?

At ClinSearch, we are studying new treatments for more severe eczema and a new treatment for severe itching.

To see if you qualify, contact us at (423) 698-4584.