Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic condition where your skin becomes dry and itchy too easily. This can lead to allergies and inflammation. It is more common in children than adults. But current research suggests that more adults may have it than once thought. AD is also sometimes called eczema. There is no cure.
If you’ve never suffered from eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, you probably aren’t aware of the negative impact it can have on quality of life. The severe itching, redness and excessively dry skin all make life miserable for those who suffer from the allergic disease.
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...
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...
I have eczema and seasonal allergies. My doctor wants to do a skin test to see if I should get allergy shots. Can I get allergy shots if I have eczema? Does eczema affect the accuracy of allergy skin test results?
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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...
If you have atopic dermatitis (AD) , you know a dry, itchy, red rash on your hands, arms, legs or other parts of the body is a part of daily life. AD is an allergic condition and the most common type of eczema. More than 18 million Americans of all ages have AD. The severity of AD can be different for each person and does not depend on when you developed the disease. However, AAFA’s recent study titled Atopic Dermatitis in America found that people with adult- and late childhood-onset AD...
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.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi today announced that a pivotal Phase 3 trial evaluating Dupixent® (dupilumab) to treat severe atopic dermatitis in children aged 6 to 11 years met its primary and secondary endpoints. Dupixent is the first and only biologic to show positive results in this pediatric atopic dermatitis population.
Did you know eczema affects adults too? In fact, atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, affects more than 16 million American adults.
Help us raise awareness about eczema during Eczema Awareness Month by sharing the message below on social media.
Proper hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent spreading viruses, like the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and the flu . But when you have a skin condition like eczema (atopic dermatitis or dyshidrotic eczema) , washing your hands often can lead to dry and cracked skin, itchiness, pain and possibly infection. So how can people with eczema protect their skin while protecting themselves from the coronavirus? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) asked Dr. Jonathan Silverberg,...
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for Priority Review the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Dupixent® (dupilumab) as an add-on maintenance treatment for children aged 6 to 11 years with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable.
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.
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.
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...
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is sharing this press release from the 2017 ACAAI Scientific Annual Meeting to bring you the latest research news quickly. [PRESS RELEASE] Eczema Plus Family History Can Mean a Longer Hospital Stay for Kids with Asthma Study finds number of allergies don’t necessarily affect length of hospital stay. BOSTON, MA (October 27, 2017) – Asthma and allergies are related, and many people who suffer from asthma have allergies that trigger their asthma.
Flowers, candy, perfume and candles may be common gifts for Valentine’s Day. But if you give them to your loved ones with asthma and allergies, you may give them something you didn’t plan on – triggers that cause symptoms. Instead, give non-traditional asthma and allergy friendly gifts.
If you’ve suffered with severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) for a long time and have tried what you think is every available option for relief, you may want to consider allergy shots. A medically-challenging case being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found that allergy shots provided significant benefits to the eczema symptoms suffered by a 48-year-old man.
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...
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.
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).
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
I was just wondering if anyone has any knowledge or experience with Dupixent and Dyshidrotic Eczema? I have had it for almost 2 years now. I have tried everything I know to do, as well as Rx creams from my Dr., and nothing helps...not even a little. The skin on my hands (back, front, sides, all fingers- sides, top, bottom) is so thick and itches so bad all the time. The only way I can relieve the itching is by popping the blisters. I'm about to go insane. I don't know what to do. The subject...
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.
@Jen would you know I had an appt with her last week, and I completely spaced this med out. I did talk to her about my eczema, and she did prescribe me a steroid cream (again), but, I forgot to ask about Dupixent. Rats! Not sure when I'll be going in to see her again, either...
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.
Nothing has touched my insanely dry and itchy bout with eczema-like foderma eczema serum. No pain applying to broken skin and almost clear by morning. Even the prescription stuff does not give these results!
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.
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...
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...
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