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  1. Primrose Oil May Not Help Eczema

    Dec. 11, 2003 -- Primrose oil won't help calm the itch of irritating eczema, a common, chronic skin problem, a new study shows. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, typically is triggered by stress or by allergies to foods, fabrics, airborne irritants, and chemicals. The rash gets itchy, red, an

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  2. New Treatment Delays Eczema Flare-Ups

    June 19, 2003 -- A new approach in eczema treatment can help prevent the unpredictable flare-ups of red, itchy skin that plague people with the condition. A new study shows that adding twice-weekly treatment with Cutivate to daily moisturizer use can delay eczema relapses for up to 16 weeks in peopl

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  3. Bacteria Fights Atopic Eczema in Kids

    May 29, 2003 -- Putting bacteria back into the equation for expectant mothers and infants may help reduce the risk of developing eczema (or dermatitis, as it is sometimes called) well into childhood. A new study shows children of women who took supplements of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (Lactobacillu

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  4. ADHD, Skin Disease May Be Linked

    March 25, 2003 (San Francisco) -- Babies and children who are prone to itchy, inflamed rashes -- a condition called eczema -- often suffer from sleeplessness and irritability. Worn-out parents and suffering children make frequent visits to pediatric offices seeking relief for this inflammatory skin

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  5. Non-Steroid Cream Soothes Infant Eczema

    Feb. 27, 2003 -- An eczema-fighting cream appears to be safe in even the youngest babies. Elidel may provide parents an alternative to steroid creams to manage the red, itchy patches of skin. According to researchers, about 10% to 15% of children under 5 suffer from eczema -- also known as atopic de

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  6. Eczema Patients Lack Natural Antibiotic

    -->Oct. 9, 2002 -- Researchers report they now know why people with eczema are prone to developing recurrent skin infections, and they say the findings could lead to better treatments for the chronic skin disease. A new study suggests that people with eczema lack natural, protective antibiotics in t

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  7. Smallpox Vaccine and Eczema Don't Mix

    -->Sept. 9, 2002 -- As many as half of all Americans are poor candidates for smallpox vaccination due to a rare, but potentially fatal, skin infection caused by the vaccine, health officials report. They conclude that mass immunization against smallpox in the absence of an identified bioterrorist at

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  8. Steroid Creams Often Met With Unfounded Fear

    June 2, 2000 -- Neil Glazer, a 39-year-old Philadelphia lawyer, has had eczema all his life. That means itchy, irritated, red skin in patches on his body. Sometimes the rash goes away, but then it comes back again. Having tried "a zillion" treatments, Glazer often avoids one of the most common -- th

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  9. Exciting New Eczema Treatment Expected This Year

    March 17, 2000 (San Francisco) -- A new class of medications to treat eczema may soon hit the market, according to researchers at a dermatology meeting. These new treatments are very effective and do not have the long-term side effects, such as damage to the skin, that are seen with the currently av

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