Atopic dermatitis is not only the most common but also the most burdensome skin disorder worldwide, affecting 5-10% of adults in developed countries. For both patients and their physicians, this disease can be very hard to manage. Atopic dermatitis has no diagnostic test, and is variable in its distribution, appearance, and time. That makes it unstable, … Continue reading Resources for Doctors
Covid-19 and Your Eczema: What You Need to Know
The COVID-19 pandemic planning affects us all as we adjust day-to-day activities to minimize risk to ourselves, loved ones, and our community at large. See below for INFORMATION for instructions if you feel sick. If you suffer from eczema and are taking medications that affect your immune system, please see below for steps and precautions … Continue reading Covid-19 and Your Eczema: What You Need to Know
Eczema and the Immune System
Atopic dermatitis, AKA eczema, not only involves your skin, but also your immune system. Find out more.
Although there are many aspects to #eczema that can contribute to a reduction in quality of life, chronic itch is consistently ranked as the most prominent. Itch, referred to as ‘pruritus’ by doctors, affects every aspect of life, from falling or staying asleep to a patient’s ability to work, maintain intimate relationships, or even wear … Continue reading Improving Itch
Atopic Discussion: Support group for patients with eczema
In the hope of providing a platform where patients with eczema can freely discuss, Eczema Quebec will be hosting Atopic Discussion, a support group for patients with eczema on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join us during this exchange as part of Eczema Awareness Month in Canada moderated by Charlie … Continue reading Atopic Discussion: Support group for patients with eczema
Why is my skin so dry in the winter?
One of the key principles of guideline-based management of your #eczema involves environmental trigger avoidance. Sounds simple enough, right? Some environmental triggers can be avoided, but many others, including the change of seasons, are harder to avoid. People with atopic dermatitis also have skin that is more sensitive to its environment. With winter on its … Continue reading Why is my skin so dry in the winter?
Eczema Enemies: Natural Health Products
It is a common scenario; an eczema sufferer, keen for relief, finds themselves searching for a cure to their condition. Today, one of the biggest trends capitalizing on this search for a silver bullet are so-called ‘natural’ remedies. From ‘organic’ oils to ‘clean’ creams, there are countless products being marketed as nontoxic cures to eczema, … Continue reading Eczema Enemies: Natural Health Products
Does eczema increase the risk of bone fractures in adults?
A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggested there was a link between eczema and bone fractures. Specifically, the authors found that people with eczema were more likely to experience hip, pelvic, spinal, and wrist (but not arm) fractures. So...does eczema increase the risk of bone fractures, as articles like … Continue reading Does eczema increase the risk of bone fractures in adults?
Can a Vitamin B12 cream help treat eczema?
We recently spotted this on our Instagram feed, from the National Eczema Association (USA): https://www.instagram.com/p/B4f3gacHtUn/ This post claims that a Vitamin B12 cream can help treat eczema and their website links back to one study to back up their claims. Firstly, Vitamin B12 is not an accepted treatment for eczema. Many vitamins have been tried … Continue reading Can a Vitamin B12 cream help treat eczema?