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Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Last Reviewed : 12/25/2020
Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is inflammation of the skin. It is characterized by itchy, erythematous, vesicular, weeping, andcrusting patches. The term eczema is also commonly used to describe atopic dermatitis also known as atopic eczema. In some languages, dermatitis and eczema are synonyms, while in other languages dermatitis implies an acute condition and eczema a chronic one. The cause of dermatitis is unclear. One possibility is a dysfunctional interplay between the immune system and skin.

The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin swelling, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed injuries. Scratching open a healing lesion may result in scarring and may enlarge the rash.

Treatment is typically with moisturizers and steroid creams. If these are not effective, creams based on calcineurin inhibitors may be used. The disease was estimated as of 2010 to affect 230 million people globally (3.5% of the population). While dermatitis is not life-threatening, a number of other illnesses have been linked to the condition, including osteoporosis, depression, and heart disease.

 

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic information:

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/atopic-dermatitis-eczema webmd skin conditions and eczema

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eczema-(atopic)/pages/introduction.aspx nhs choices atopic eczema overview.

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/eczema-atopic-dermatitis better health eczema (atopic dermatitis)

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eczema/basics/definition/con-20032073 mayo clinic atopic dermatitis (eczema)

https://www.healthychildren.org/english/health-issues/conditions/skin/pages/eczema.aspx healthy children.org eczema: how to help your child avoid the itch

http://www.allergy.org.au/patients/skin-allergy/eczema ascia eczema (atopic dermatitis)

http://www.healthline.com/health/skin/eczema#overview1 health line allergic eczema

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/eczema-and-atopic-dermatitis.html family doctor.org eczema and atopic dermatitis | overview

http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/eczema/ the royal childrens hospital melbourne eczema

http://www.everydayhealth.com/eczema-pictures/eczema-triggers-to-avoid-0310.aspx everyday health targeting eczema triggers by regina boyle wheeler | medically reviewed by lindsey marcellin, md, mph

http://www.dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/atopic.html dermnet nz atopic eczema

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/eczema.html raising children.net.au eczema

http://www.aafa.org/page/eczema.aspx asthma and allergy foundation of america eczema (atopic dermatitis)

 

Advanced information:

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eczema.html medline plus eczema also called: dermatitis

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/14417.php mnteczema: causes, symptoms and treatments

http://www.medicinenet.com/eczema_facts/article.htm medicine net.com eczema

https://www.hopesrelief.com.au/dry-skin-conditions/eczema/ hopes relief living with eczema

http://patient.info/health/atopic-eczema patient atopic eczema

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/eczema university of maryland medical centre eczema

http://www.bad.org.uk/shared/get-file.ashx?id=69&itemtype=document british association of dermatologists atopic eczema

http://www.cyh.com/healthtopics/healthtopicdetails.aspx?p=114&np=304&id=1479 parenting and child health

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1122527-overview medscape dyshidrotic eczema

http://www.allergy.org.nz/a-z+allergies/eczema.html allergy new zealand eczema

http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/whose-body/eczema-dermatitis.aspx what to expect eczema during pregnancy

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthyeating/eczema-food-allergy-babies.html healthlinkbc eczema and food allergy in babies and young children

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/11/22/6-effective-ways-to-treat-baby-eczema.html foxnews.com 6 effective ways to treat baby eczema

http://www.dermatology.ca/skin-hair-nails/skin/eczema/#!/skin-hair-nails/skin/eczema/what-is-eczema-2/ canadian dermatology association eczema

http://www.dermalex.co.uk/eczema/causes-and-triggers-of-eczema/ dermalex the causes and triggers of eczema

http://www.ptip.co.za/index.php/thenews/entry/asley-guynup-solid-tips-on-tips-to-get-handle-on-eczema ptip news asley guynup: solid tips on tips to get handle on eczema posted on tuesday, 12 april 2016

 

Research:

http://ijponline.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1824-7288-38-26 research statistics in atopic eczema: what disease is this?kam-lun ellis hon,vivien yong andting-fan leung italian journal of pediatrics201238:26 doi: 10.1186/1824-7288-38-26

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s0365-05962006000600009 advances in understanding the genetic basis of inherited single gene skin barrier disorders: new clues to key genes that may be involved in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis* by joey e lai-cheong; john a. Mcgrath

An. Bras. Dermatol. Vol.81 no.6 rio de janeiro nov./dec. 2006 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0365-05962006000600009

http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/4/2/231/htm interventions to increase treatment adherence in pediatric atopic dermatitis: a systematic review by alexandria m. Bass ,kathryn l. Anderson and steven r. Feldman j. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(2), 231-242; doi:10.3390/jcm4020231

http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/4/5/1156/htm a review of multidisciplinary interventions in atopic dermatitis sara c. Spielman , jennifer s. Lebovidge, karol g. Timmons and lynda c. Schneider j. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(5), 1156-1170; doi:10.3390/jcm4051156

http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/15/8/13482/htm melatonin and atopy: role in atopic dermatitis and asthma bylucia marseglia et al int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(8), 13482-13493; doi:10.3390/ijms150813482

http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/4/4/593/htm biological treatments in atopic dermatitis

Andrea montes-torres et al j. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(4), 593-613; doi:10.3390/jcm4040593

http://www.ijdvl.com/article.asp?issn=0378-6323;year=2015;volume=81;issue=1;spage=10;epage=15;aulast=dographototherapy for atopic dermatitis by sunil dogra, rahul mahajan.

http://f1000research.com/articles/4-1296/v1 barton m and sidbury r. Advances in understanding and managing atopic dermatitis [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000research 2015, 4(f1000 faculty rev):1296 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6972.1)

http://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/4/5/1036 vitamin d and the development of atopic eczema by debra j. Palmer j. Clin. Med. 2015, 4(5), 1036-1050; doi:10.3390/jcm4051036

 

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Other articles:

http://wellnessmama.com/12065/natural-eczema-remedies/ wellness mama 7 natural remedies for eczema

http://draxe.com/natural-eczema-remedies-treatment/ dr axe.com natural eczema remedies and treatment

http://www.askdrshah.com/app/eczema/eczema-treatment.aspx life force homeopathy. Eczema treatment: atopic dermatitis homeopathic treatment

http://cmjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1749-8546-6-17 chinese herbal medicine research in eczema treatment kam lun hon,ben chung-lap chan andping chung leung chinese medicine20116:17 doi: 10.1186/1749-8546-6-17

 

Other helpful resources(support groups):

https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/ eczema

http://www.eczema.org/ national eczema society

http://www.eczemahelp.ca/ the eczema society of canada

http://eczema.org.au/ eaa

http://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk/skininformation/atozofskindisease/eczema.aspx british skin foundation eczema (atopic eczema)

http://www.eczemacanada.ca/en/what-is-eczema?/what-causes-eczema? Eczema support and awareness foundation what causes eczema?

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekityoqd_zm eczema - what is it and what to do when you got eczema

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=netsvljp3nw best eczema - dermatitis ayurvedic treatment/best skin specialist in kota, rajasthan, india

 

Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/eczema_quiz_iq/quiz.htm atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) quiz: test your skin disorders iq

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/592957/what-is-eczema-treatment-diet-types-condition express daily what is eczema? Doctor's advice on treatment, diet and different types of the condition by felicity thistlethwaite published: 05:17, wed, sep 9, 2015 | updated: 08:18, wed, sep 9, 2015.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/how-beat-itch-scratch-cycle-5640975 mirror how to beat the itch and scratch cycle of eczema 07:00, 10 may 2015

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/useful-tips-to-beat-the-eczema-itch/articleshow/47244837.cms the times of india useful tips to beat the eczema itch

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