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Are Your Hands Just Dry, Or Is It Eczema?

Sometimes that irritated skin on your hands is more than simple dryness.

Hand eczema could be the culprit, with painful dry and itchy skin on all or part of the hand and fingers.

"If your hands are extremely dry and painful, and using moisturizer throughout the day is not helping to relieve them, you may have hand eczema," said Dr. Dawn Davis, a pediatric and adult dermatologist at...

'Life Changing': New Drug Eases Severe Eczema in Young Kids

Sonia Dhaliwal knows exactly how bad childhood eczema can get.

That’s because her young daughter, Ariah Khan, has struggled with a severe case of the skin condition ever since she was a baby.

Ariah's symptoms were relentless and debilitating until the age of 3. They included rashes; skin discolorati...

C-Section Antibiotics Show No Link to Asthma in Childhood

Giving antibiotics to a woman just before a cesarean delivery does not increase her baby's risk of asthma or eczema, a new British study says.

C-section is common, but can put new mothers at increased of infection, so they're given preventative antibiotics.

"Maternal infections, such as wound infection, can b...

Rash Decisions: Many Triggers for Children's Skin Outbreaks

A sudden rash can be a puzzling and alarming symptom in a child. But as one expert explains, rashes are common in kids and often caused by eczema or an allergic reaction.

"Eczema is a disease that causes patches of dry skin, which is often accompanied by intense itching. Scratching can damage the skin, make the rash worse, and increase the risk for an infection," said Dr. JiaDe (Jeff) Yu,...

Mom's Use of Workplace Disinfectants in Pregnancy Tied to Eczema, Asthma in Kids

If you're a worker who plans to get pregnant, take heed of a new study that warns that pregnant women who work in hospitals and are exposed to disinfectants may be more likely to have children who suffer from asthma and

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  • CBD and Cannabis Products for Acne, Psoriasis? Buyer Beware, Dermatologists Say

    Growing numbers of folks are turning to CBD or cannabis products to treat skin conditions like acne or rosacea, but researchers warn that the science on their safety and power hasn't kept up with demand.

    When more than 500 adults were asked about their use of CBD (cannabidiol) or marijuana, fully 17.6% said they used an over-the-counter

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  • Eczema Can Take Toll on Child's Mental Health

    Eczema doesn't just irritate kids' skin. The often disfiguring condition may also be tied to depression, anxiety and sleep difficulties, new research warns.

    A study of more than 11,000 British children and teens found that those with severe eczema were twice as likely to become clinically depressed as eczema-free kids.

    "Eczema is an itchy red skin disease," said study author D...

    Drug Could Be Promising New Option Against Eczema

    A pill called upadacitinib, already approved for treating rheumatoid arthritis, might also ease another common immunological condition -- eczema.

    In two phase 3 clinical trials, patients with moderate to severe eczema showed rapid and significant improvements after taking the drug, said researchers at Mount Sinai in New York City.

    The clinical trials were funded by the dug's maker,...

    Wildfire Smoke Can Trigger Eczema, Study Finds

    When wildfires choked the air and turned the skies orange throughout the American West in recent years, they caused a variety of health problems from coughs and runny noses to life-threatening heart attacks and strokes.

    But eczema and other skin issues were a result of the wildfires, too, according to researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the University ...

    Race Plays Role in Kids' Food Allergies: Study

    Black American children have higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than white children, a new study finds.

    The research confirms the important role that race plays in children's food allergies, the study authors said.

    "Food allergy is a common condition in the U.S., and we know from our previous research that there are important differences between African American and white ...

    Losing Your Hair Because of Pandemic Stress?

    Add stress-related hair loss to the many problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

    "I've had patients coming in recently with stress-related hair loss, who tell me they were so worried about dying earlier this year or even that they had COVID-19. But they don't see the effects until three months later," said dermatologist Dr. Ohara Aivaz of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

    Allergies Won't Up Your Odds for Severe COVID

    In a study of hospitalized patients who had COVID-19, outcomes for those who had allergies were similar to those of other patients, a new study reports.

    The findings were scheduled to be presented to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), which was held virtually this past weekend.

    "We examined the charts of 275 patients admitted to the hospital who tested ...

    Eczema More Common Among Black, Hispanic Kids

    Black and Hispanic children in the United States have much higher rates of the skin condition eczema than white children, experts say.

    These disparities in eczema -- also called atopic dermatitis (AD) -- will be presented at a virtual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), Friday through Sunday.

    "Not only do Black children in the U.S. have signif...

    Pre-Op 'Brain Games' Might Prevent Post-Op Delirium

    Playing brain games before surgery may reduce your risk of delirium after your operation, a new study says.

    Just as you can prepare your body for surgery, you can do the same for your brain by keeping it active and challenged through something called "neurobics," according to Ohio State University researchers.

    Delirium -- a post-surgery complication especially common in older patien...

    Probiotic Might Help Ease Children's Eczema

    Applying a type of "good" bacteria to the skin may relieve children of the itch and discomfort of eczema, a new, small study suggests.

    Eczema is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes dry, itchy skin and scaly rashes. It usually starts in early childhood, and commonly occurs along with allergies like hay fever and asthma, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and ...

    Frequent Hand-Washing Tough on Those With Eczema

    Hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses, but for people with skin conditions like eczema, lathering up frequently can lead to dryness, cracking, itchiness, pain and even an infection.

    If you're struggling to balance pandemic hand-washing and skin conditions, Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, a dermatologist at George Washington University School...

    How to Protect Your Baby Against Eczema

    Using a rich moisturizer, even an inexpensive one like petroleum jelly, is one part of keeping eczema under control. Now researchers have found that this skin care step can keep many newborns at risk for the condition from developing it.

    Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is the most common inflammatory skin condition among children. With eczema, the skin's natural barrier isn't working co...

    Don't Sweat It: Hyperhydrosis Can Be Treated

    There's nothing more embarrassing than sweating profusely in public places, yet one expert says many people suffer through the humiliation for decades.

    At least 15 million people in the U.S. have excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Yet, half of people with the condition delay the many effective treatments available for 10 years o...

    Why Some Kids With Eczema Are at Higher Allergy Risk

    A common type of skin bacteria may put young children with severe eczema at increased risk for food allergies, British researchers report.

    This type of bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, is found in the nose and skin of healthy people, but it's more common in people with the skin condition eczema, especially those with severe cases.

    This study found that young children...

    Who's Most Likely to Miss School Due to Eczema?

    Hispanic and black children are more likely to miss school than white children due to the chronic skin condition eczema, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed more than a decade of data on more than 8,000 2- to 17-year-olds enrolled in a national eczema registry. Overall, 3.3% missed six or more days of school over a six-month period.

    That meets the U.S. Department of ...

    Many Kids With Chronic Illness Are Still Happy: Study

    Many children deal with chronic health issues -- but it doesn't mean they can't enjoy life as much as other kids, a new study finds.

    Researchers found that among more than 1,200 5- to 9-year-olds, those with some of the most common childhood ills were no less happy with their lives than other kids.

    They said the findings highlight an important point: Kids aren't "defined" by...

    Why Do Some Kids With Eczema Develop Food Allergies?

    Researchers have added to a growing body of evidence that skin plays a major role in food allergies.

    Their study of 62 children with eczema found that those with food allergies had skin irregularities not present on others.

    Those irregularities included a lack of structural proteins needed to retain moisture and produce an effective skin barrier; increases in certain keratin...