Topical probiotics may restore skin microflora, decrease acne lesionsDecember 19th 2019
Topical probiotics could promote a positive bacterial balance in the skin – similar to how oral probiotics increase diversity of flora in the gut – and may improve skin conditions, such as acne, say authors of a recent review.
Tape strips may replace biopsies in pediatric atopic dermatitisDecember 13th 2019
Biopsies are the gold standard approach for obtaining skin samples to test for biomarkers in atopic dermatitis, but tape strips may offer a far less invasive alternative for young children with the disease, research suggests.
High risk of conjunctivitis in atopic dermatitis patientsDecember 12th 2019
Dermatologists should look for signs of conjunctivitis in their atopic dermatitis patients and learn how to manage the condition because this patients population may have an increased risk of experiencing conjunctivitis, particularly allergic conjunctivitis, according to a recent study.
Itch may require different treatment approachesNovember 19th 2019
Understanding the pattern of pruritus in various autoimmune connective tissue diseases may help physicians identify different etiologies that will inform different treatment targets to alleviate the symptom, according to researchers who examined pruritus relative to disease.
Differences underlie pathology, indicating efficacy of atopic dermatitis treatments may varyOctober 10th 2019
Atopic dermatitis presents differently depending on whether the patient is an adult or child. This means that different treatments may be more effective in an adult than children and vice versa.
Efficacy of wet wrap vehicles in atopic dermatitisAugust 26th 2019
Wet wraps can improve moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, but little research has explored the impact of different topical corticosteroid vehicles on efficacy and patient tolerability. Here's what researchers discovered when they compared creams and ointments as vehicles for corticosteroid wet wraps in atopic dermatitis patients.
Black tea dressing shows promise for facial atopic dermatitis treatmentJuly 19th 2019
Researchers treated 22 patients with facial dermatitis and noted significant decreases in disease severity in four scores assessed. According to researchers, this study offers first proof of efficacy for black tea dressing treatment.
Children exhibit early signs of inflammationJuly 19th 2019
Researchers assessed levels of inflammatory and cardiovascular risk proteins in the blood of 30 children under five who had been diagnosed with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis and found that systemic immune activation is present within months of atopic onset.
Considerations before ordering genetic testsJuly 15th 2019
Recognize whether the test being ordered is the right one for the condition suspected, as well as whether the patient’s insurance company will fund it, Jennifer Hand, M.D., told colleagues at the Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting this weekend in Austin, Texas.
New triggers for contact dermatitis in adults and kidsJuly 14th 2019
Rajani Katta, M.D., shared some of the new triggers for contact dermatitis at this weekend's Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. With a practice nearly exclusively dedicated to treating this condition, she's seen a rising number of cases related to essential oils and flavorings.