9 Stories About Eczema Treatment Including Through Alternative and Natural Ways
Your child has an eczema and you have tried all kinds of natural creams on his hands and Manuka honey, but no treatment works. No relief works and you are looking for solutions. Here are 9 stories about eczema treatment Emaxhealth reporters have covered before.
New eczema treatment offers hope for devastating skin disease. The medication, Dupixent (dupilumab) that can easily be self-injected every other week from a pre-loaded syringe is poised to help the pharmaceutical company, with a predicted $3 billion in annual sales, according to analysts. The drug is shown in clinical trials to help those with the condition that can be devastating and until now, treatment options have been sparse, reports Kathleen Blanchard.
Treat Eczema naturally, what works and what doesn't. Many people want natural ways to treat eczema, whether it is for their children or themselves, as the condition often continues into adulthood. Conventional treatments for eczema include antihistamines, immunomodulators (e.g., tacrolimus, pimecrolimus), and topical steroids, all of which are associated with side effects. A new review appearing in the Cochrane Library reports on the use of evening primrose oil and borage oil as natural treatments for eczema. Both of these oils are excellent sources of gamma linoleic acid, which has been shown to fight inflammation, reports Deborah Mitchell.
Insight Into How Eczema Develops could Mean Better Treatments. Researcher Lisa Beck, M.D., lead study author and associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center explains, "Our findings challenge the belief that the top layer of the skin or stratum corneum is the sole barrier structure: It suggests that both the stratum corneum and tight junctions need to be defective to jumpstart the disease." The story is reported by Kathleen Blanchard.
Vitamin D For Eczema Is An Effective Treatment. Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital studied more than 100 school children between the ages of 2 and 17. All had a history of atopic dermatitis symptoms that worsened during cold weather or around the transition from autumn to winter. Divided into two groups, one group received a daily vitamin D dose of 1000 IU while the other received a placebo. At the end of one month, children receiving the vitamin supplements had an average 29% improvement in symptoms, reports Denise Reynolds.
Probiotic Milk During Pregnancy Stops Baby Eczema. Researchers say women who drink probiotic milk during and after pregnancy could reduce the chances their baby will develop eczema. Babies of women who drank probiotic milk beginning at week 36, and then during breast-feeding, were found to have almost half the incidence of eczema compared to babies whose mothers were given placebo milk, reports Kathleen Blanchard.
identify Eczema Triggers
Identifying yours or your child’s personal eczema triggers and avoiding those as much as possible is an important first step to preventing flares. Children with Eczema often have food allergies. This study involved 640 infants between the ages of 4 and 11 months who were diagnosed with eczema. The researchers measured blood levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE), an immune system antibody produced in response to the allergen. The results showed that between 14 and 23% of the children were allergic to nuts, including peanuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, and sesame. 31% were allergic to cow’s milk and 16% were allergic to more than four foods, reports Denise Reynolds.
Diluted Bleach Baths Improve Childhood Eczema. The researchers say diluted bleach baths can reduce the number of eczema flare-ups, calm itching, and improved quality of life in children with eczema. The inexpensive baths translate to less risk of antibiotic resistance. Walter J. Hamlin Professor and chair of dermatology, and professor of pediatrics, at the Feinberg School, Amy S. Paller, M.D., found that eczema in children responded to dilute bleach baths five times better than children given placebo over a three-month period, reports Kathleen Blanchard.
Vitamin B for mom: Natural remedy for eczema in child. The University of Southampton reports researchers have found that eczema risk in a child is associated with vitamin B levels during pregnancy. At the age of 12 months there was a decreased risk of eczema in infants whose mothers had a higher level of a specific type of vitamin B while they were pregnant, reports Dr. Harold Mandell.
Alternative Eczema Therapies Are Not Proven. At the American Academy of Dermatology’s Summer Academy Meeting 2009 in Boston, dermatologist Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD, assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, discussed why eczema patients try alternative therapies and how certain therapies used in conjunction with clinically tested medical treatments could hold promise in further improving the condition, reports Ruzanna Harutyunyan.