About 30 percent of people in the U.S., mostly children or teens, have eczema, and according to research, there is a definite link between eczema and mental health issues.
The Lush Dream Cream has reportedly sold out after customers claimed the body moisturizer helped soothe their eczema flare-ups.
Researchers now say that cannabinoids, the chemical compounds in marijuana, can help with an entirely new area: skin diseases.
Big news for eczema sufferers: On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication to treat the inflammatory skin condition. Known as Dupixent, the medication is delivered via injection and is designed to help adults who suffer from moderate to severe eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. According to the FDA, Dupixent was created for patients whose eczema is not controlled by topical therapies.
Scientists now understand why skin doesn’t leak fluids, such as blood, even as it sheds old skin cells. The findings, which were published in the journal eLife, come courtesy of researchers in Japan who wanted to determine why human skin is able to form such a protective barrier, despite regularly shedding cells. Below that is a liquid-liquid barrier created by tiny, narrow areas between skin cells, known as the stratum granulosum.
There’s new hope for the millions who suffer from a painful form of eczema. Researchers have discovered a peptide that can encourage skin cells to produce a naturally occurring protective compound.
Karina Sandberg suffers from such unbearable itching due to a severe case of eczema, the 29-year-old mother has resorted to using a pair of scissors to deal with the irritation.