Eczema

eczema

FDA approves dupilumab for moderate to severe eczema

“Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dupixent┬« (dupilumab) Injection, the first and only biologic medicine approved for the treatment of adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies, or when those therapies are not advisable.” After much …

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Difficult to treat eczema: a review of medications

Sometimes moisturizers and steroid creams aren’t enough. Many patients with severe eczema (atopic dermatitis, AD) require oral medications to keep their skin clear and itching under control. A recent article out of Amsterdam and Germany, reviewed the risks and benefits of several systemic therapies*. Here are the recommendations: Cyclosporin A: first-line short term treatment option …

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Eczema: To Bathe Or Not To Bathe

Eczema is a common skin problem, affecting 10-20% of children. Dry, scaly patches and intense itching result in unhappy children and parents. Complications include bacterial infections, viral infections, bleeding and most importantly, sleep disturbance. Often allergic eczema (atopic dermatitis, AD) is the precursor to several allergic conditions; food allergy, asthma and allergic rhinitis. Before getting …

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