Tag Archives: eczema

Emollient use reduced infant eczema.

Once-daily application of an emollient from birth until age 6 months shows promise to significantly decrease eczema.  This was considered to be a treatment when it was found that “skin barrier dysfunction” presents before eczema starts. Risk factors for eczema … Continue reading

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Eczema: “asthma of the skin”

I recently heard a dermatologist describe eczema as “asthma of the skin.” Great analogy. The importance of this is that eczema is a long-term problem. Our goal should be to control this scaly, itchy skin so that the patient and … Continue reading

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Got itchy, scaly skin?

Eczema is a very common condition.  It can occur from infancy through old age.  Nearly 40% of children with eczema will clear  by adulthood. Textbook lesions are red, scaly and crusted—sometimes with scratch marks.  Diaper area is usually clear.  Places … Continue reading

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