Inflammatory disorders

How does climate change affect eczema?

In an analysis of all relevant published studies that assessed atopic dermatitis (also known as eczema) associated with trends in climate-related hazards due to greenhouse gas emissions, investigators found that impacts include ...

Medical research

New clues into the head-scratching mystery of itch

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have shown for the first time that a common skin bacterium—Staphylococcus aureus—can cause itch by acting directly on nerve cells.

Medications

Recommendations developed for atopic dermatitis therapies

In updated guidelines issued by the American Academy of Dermatology and published online Nov. 7 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, recommendations are presented for use of phototherapy and systemic therapies ...

Health

Dermatologist explains atopic dermatitis triggers and treatment

Atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, is a widespread skin condition known for causing dry, itchy and inflamed skin. It affects 15% to 20% of children and 8% to 10% of adults. The discomfort it brings can disrupt ...

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