If you have eczema , or care for someone who does, you know it can be a frustrating disease. This skin condition can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and tricky to manage. Atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, affects about 16.5 million Americans. Those who have it know it’s much more than “dry skin,” “sensitive skin” or a “rash.” But many who aren’t familiar with eczema don’t realize the social, emotional and financial impact it can have on people and families who manage it.
What health issue did this study examine? Researchers are studying a potential new treatment option for moderate-to-severe eczema. The drug is called dupilumab. It belongs to a class of drugs known as biologics. Dupilumab is thought to work by blocking the inflammation that causes eczema, or atopic dermatitis. What do we know about this issue so far? There is no cure for eczema. In extreme cases, it can cause bleeding and infections, affect sleep, and hurt one’s quality of life. Current...
Great news! I just started Nucala for eosinophil-related asthma, but my disease (Churg-Strauss Syndrome) also effects my skin and sinuses, and Nucala so far had only been approved for asthma treatment--not sure if it will help my eczema and sinusitis, so I will look forward to this drug's approval.
I was diagnosed with eczema when I was 25 and since then I’ve been dealing with this disease. For me, it has been really difficult to find a treatment that worked for my type of skin and eczema. The treatment that has helped me to heal my eczema is foderma, I recommend it.
Did you know eczema affects adults too? In fact, atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, affects more than 16 million American adults.
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Atopic dermatitis (AD), a type of eczema, can be a frustrating skin disease. Many people think it's just a rash or dry skin. But it's so much more. AD symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, even embarrassing at times. It can have a significant effect on quality of life. Help us raise awareness about eczema during Eczema Awareness Month by sharing the messages below on social media. Share on Social Media Share this picture and message on social media. To download the picture, right-click...
Do you or close relatives have a history of asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), food allergies or other allergic diseases? If so, you have a higher chance of having atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema. These types of allergic conditions are often inherited and related. Many people with AD have at least one of these other conditions. Help us raise awareness about eczema and AD during Eczema Awareness Month by sharing the messages below on social media. Share on Social...
There are a variety of treatments for eczema, including creams and ointments. But your doctor may also recommend moisturizing methods, like "soak and seal" and "wet wrapping." These therapies can help your topical medicines be more effective. Everyone's eczema is different, and there are many ways you can manage flare-ups. Talk to your doctor about therapies that may work best for you.
As my experience, Foderma eczema serum truly had helped with my eczema flare-up. I also decided to enroll in the auto shop as well. Still not able to find in my local stores. I would definitely recommend Foderma to a friend or family member.
I’ve suffered from eczema, along with asthma for my entire life due to extreme prematurity. I’ve always found it to be quite a nuisance, but especially more so once I entered HighSchool. I mainly suffer with eczema on my arms and legs. It took going through so many different medications to find what didn’t burn my skin, or make it itch a thousand times worse, and as a young kid, that impulse control was non-existent to the point where my arms would be cracked with blood. Luckily, it’s gotten...
#MyEczemaStory Since childhood, I’ve suffered from Eczema. This skin allergy looks like a rash. Also each section of the skin itches. Medicine is the only way, to treat Eczema. This skin allergy appears on my, arms, thighs and legs. When it’s warm outside I wear, capris plus light jackets. To cover up my Eczema from others. As always very appreciative to share my story! Through the, AAFA, what would I do without this organization? I’m sure other patients strongly feel, this way!
Lakia, thank you for sharing! I'm using your comment to start a new thread on our community so that you can get more eyes on your comment and maybe see how other people are working to improve their eczema.
The Institute of Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) found the medicines dupilumab and crisaborole to offer effective long-term treatment of atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema . A portion of the press release is below. [PRESS RELEASE] Boston, Mass., June 8, 2017 – The Institute of Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has issued a Final Evidence Report that concludes that dupilumab (Dupixent ® , Regeneron and Sanofi) offers good long-term value for patients with moderate-to-severe atopic...
If you think only infants suffer from eczema, think again. The uncomfortable, itchy rash that most people relate to babies and young children occurs frequently in adults. Although many adults with atopic dermatitis (commonly known as eczema) develop the disease in childhood and carry it through life, a large number are first diagnosed in adulthood – a trend being discussed at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.
If you haven’t yet seen the program about eczema we released in fall, you can now find it on demand. The program features an amazing expert panel of specialists and real people who are living with eczema.
Hi. I was unaware that atopic dermatitis has the symptom of sleep disturbance. Is the sleep problem due to the discomfort caused by the other symptoms or is the sleep problem a separate symptom? My 21-year-old has a small amount of eczema and he has trouble sleeping. He has never blamed the eczema for his sleep problems. Could there be a connection? Thank you.
Hi @StuffywithCare , thanks for your blog comment! It's possible that there is a connection. Have you mentioned his sleep issues to his doctor? Here's an article from the American Academy of Dermatology that may answer some of your questions. Although the article is targeted to parents of small children, the information is relevant for anyone with eczema. The article also mentions, " When eczema itches, it can keep a child awake or wake the child from a sound sleep." What Can Help a Child...
Mdashiquennobi, I hope that eczema will be cured one day, too! I know it's a frustrating disorder to have to deal with! Barbara, so glad you don't have eczema/atopic dermatitis to deal with! AAFA's blog contains news and updates related to asthma, allergies and skin disorders. You can control the level of emails you receive from the AAFA community. Take a moment and update your preferences to see just what you want to see. Hover over your user name and then select "Notifications." If you are...
this has not proven to be true in our home. We had a dog since before my daughter (asthmatic) was born, and when she was tested for many types of airborne allergies, dogs were the ONLY thing that came back red flagged! Shows the research changes all the time in what they tell you. Be careful telling people this info! Could do more harm than good!
I totally understand your thoughts ... we've lived with pets since before DD came home, and she has allergies and eczema and asthma. I think it's important for parents to talk to their allergists and get the recommendations for their individual situation. Research, however, can show us the big picture and possibly lead to more understanding.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Study Shows a Higher Burden of Disease for Patients with Adult- and Late Childhood-Onset Atopic Dermatitis vs. Patients with Early Childhood-Onset Atopic Dermatitis WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2018) - The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today announced data demonstrating a higher burden of disease for patients with adult- and late childhood-onset atopic dermatitis (AD) vs patients with early childhood-onset AD. These results are from...
My parents had a dog for a couple years before I was even born. As soon as I was brought home I started to show signs of allergies. Allergic to milk was the first one .By the time I was 3 years I was having asthma flared and had a severe attack that kept me in the hospital for about a week. The only thing that helped me was removing the pet from the home.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) led a research study called Atopic Dermatitis in America . The purpose of this study is to shed light on the number of adults who deal with this frustrating skin condition. This week, AAFA has released early findings from the report. One surprising find from the study was the number of adults with AD who say it is moderate to severe. As many as 40% of the people surveyed said they had moderate-to-severe AD. Through this study, we hope to...
On Nov. 8, 2018, from 3-4 p.m. ET, join us for a free interactive video program on eczema. The live session will include interactive polling, real-time question-and-answer session and an expert panel featuring specialists on eczema.
Biologics are targeted therapies made from living organisms or natural sources. Biologic therapy involves injections every few weeks or so that are tailored to the individual. Biologics help normalize your immune system by controlling immune responses that lead to inflammation. There are biologic treatments available for people with moderate-to-severe asthma or atopic dermatitis (eczema).
AAFA has joined with four other nonprofit organizations that serve people with eczema to launch “More Than Skin Deep.” This project will inform and shape the development of treatments for eczema. A main part the project is a patient-focused drug development (PFDD) meeting on Sept. 23, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Dupixent (dupilumab) injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis). Dupixent is intended for patients whose eczema is not controlled adequately by topical therapies, or those for whom topical therapies are not advisable. Dupixent can be used with or without topical corticosteroids.
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