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  1. Eating Fish in Infancy Lowers Eczema Risk

    Sept. 25, 2008 - There is early evidence that eating fish in infancy may help protect against eczema in early childhood. Babies in a newly published study whose diets included fish before the age of 9 months were 24% less likely to develop eczema by their first birthdays than babies who did not eat

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  2. Allergens May Weaken Eczema Skin

    Feb. 28, 2008 -- Dust mites and cockroach allergens may make it harder for eczema-damaged skin to heal, South Korean researchers report. In their lab, the researchers made extracts of household dust mites and cockroach allergens. They tested the dust mite extract on six healthy adults who didn't hav

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  3. Doctor Visits Up for Kids' Eczema

    Sept. 4, 2007 -- The number of doctor visits for children with atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema) has risen in recent years, new research shows. A study published in September's edition of the journal Pediatrics traces the trend. The study shows that there were 620,000 pediatric visits for atopic

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  4. Pet Cat May Up Eczema Risk in Infants

    May 22, 2006 -- Newborns who share a home with a pet cat may be more likely to develop eczema eczema as infants than other babies. A new study shows babies exposed to cats shortly after birth had higher rates of the allergic skin condition at age 1 than babies who lived in homes without cats. Althou

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  5. Rash Linked to Kids' Atopic Dermatitis

    May 15, 2006 -- Babies who have rashes on their arms and joints in the first 18 months of life may be more likely to develop atopic dermatitis . Lisolette Brydensholt Halkjaer, MD, and colleagues report the news in the Archives of Dermatology. Halkjaer works in Denmark at the Danish Pediatric Asthma

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  6. Eczema Drugs: Warning Upsets Doctors

    Jan. 26, 2006 - The FDA's "black box" cancer warning on two eczema drugs is bogus, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The FDA announced earlier this month FDA announced earlier this month that it would require its strongest safety warning -- the "black box" -- on two eczema creams, Elidel and

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  7. Eczema Treatments Get New Cancer Warning

    March 10, 2005 -- The FDA is warning doctors to prescribe two popular eczema treatments with caution after concerns over a possible cancer risk associated with their use. The two creams, Elidel and Protopic, will also soon carry the FDA's strongest "black box" warning on their packaging to alert doc

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  8. Cancer Warning Suggested for Eczema Creams.

    Feb. 16, 2005 -- Two relatively new and very popular prescription creams used to treat eczema in children and adults may soon carry a "black box" warning -- indicating the drugs represent a cancer risk for some. In an FDA meeting, a distinguished nationwide panel of experts reviewed medical data tha

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  9. Cancer Warning Suggested for Eczema Creams

    Feb. 16, 2005 -- Two relatively new and very popular prescription creams used to treat eczema in children and adults may soon carry a "black box" warning -- indicating the drugs represent a cancer risk for some. In an FDA meeting, a distinguished nationwide panel of experts reviewed medical data tha

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  10. Hand Eczema Treatments That Help

    Dec. 20, 2004 -- Seeking relief from the red, dry, cracked, and inflamed skin of hand eczema? Two new studies spotlight treatments that could help even the roughest cases. Both studies were conducted in Europe on people with moderate to severe hand eczema, also called hand dermatitis. The results ap

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