Immunology

Superfine merino wool good for kids with eczema

A clinical trial led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is challenging the myth that wool is a possible source of allergy and irritates the skin for eczema sufferers.

Pediatrics

Hard water linked to risk of eczema in infants

High levels of water hardness in the home may be linked to the development of eczema early in life, according to a new study led by King's College London.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could eczema prevention start at birth?

1300 new born babies are being signed up to a study looking at whether the application of non-cosmetic moisturisers, along with best practice skin care advice, could prevent the onset of eczema in high risk babies. The video ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Self-reported eczema valid for detecting atopic dermatitis

(HealthDay)—Self- and caregiver-reported history of eczema is valid for identifying atopic dermatitis (AD), according to a study published online July 17 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds eczema, short stature not associated overall

Eczema, an itchy chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, was not associated overall with short stature in an analysis of data from several studies, although a small group of children and adolescents with severe eczema who ...

Health

Study challenges baby formula claim

Despite the formula being recommended in public health guidelines set out by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, the new study, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, ...

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