Tag Archives: eczema

DOES FOOD ALLERGY CAUSE ATOPIC DERMATITIS?

FCAAIA Notes: Frankly, I don’t know anyone who has ever said that food allergy causes atopic dermatitis (AD).  However, it is correct that food allergy often triggers AD flares (just as tree pollen doesn’t cause asthma or allergies, but it … Continue reading

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SPECIFIC ALLERGEN IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF ATOPIC ECZEMA

FCAAIA Notes: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is not an indication for allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) because there are not enough data to prove its efficacy for the condition.  However, many patients with allergic rhinitis and/or asthma (which ARE indications for allergy … Continue reading

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GUIDELINES DESCRIBE USE OF PROBIOTICS IN PREVENTING ALLERGIC DISEASES

FCAAIA Notes: The best data on probiotics and allergic disease probably apply to atopic dermatitis and food allergy in infancy.  Unfortunately, while there are some studies indicating some benefits, none have been so conclusive that it is a recommendation we … Continue reading

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PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS IN PREVENTING FOOD ALLERGY AND ECZEMA

FCAAIA Notes: The microbiome (the bacteria that live in and on us) has been a recent hot topic of research.  You may have seen the New York Times Magazine a couple months ago about it.  The microbiome probably affects far … Continue reading

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PARENTAL PACIFIER SUCKING MAY REDUCE INFANT ALLERGIES

FCAAIA Notes:  I guess the first thing I wondered when I read this study was, “Who in the world even THOUGHT to study such a thing?”  However, these authors publishing in the journal Pediatrics (published online May 6, 2013) raise … Continue reading

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POSSIBLE COAL TAR THERAPY MECHANISM FOR ECZEMA IDENTIFIED

FCAAIA Notes:  Our understanding of the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD) has grown tremendously over the last several years.  It is evident that this disease results from abnormal barrier function in the skin.  Filaggrin had come to light as an … Continue reading

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ECZEMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD IS STRONGLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF ASTHMA AND RHINITIS IN A PROSPECTIVE COHORT

FCAAIA Notes: The observation that infants and toddlers with atopic dermatitis (eczema) frequently develop allergic airway disease (asthma and nasal allergies) even as their skin disease improves in pre- and early school years is not a new one. That the … Continue reading

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ECZEMA IN INFANCY PREDICTS HAY FEVER IN CHILDHOOD

FCAAIA Notes: The observation that infants and toddlers with atopic dermatitis (eczema) frequently develop allergic airway disease (asthma and nasal allergies) even as their skin disease improves in pre- and early school years is not a new one. That the … Continue reading

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THE INTRODUCTION OF ALLERGENIC FOODS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPORTED WHEEZING AND ECZEMA IN CHILDHOOD.

FCAAIA Notes: For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other groups recommended delaying the introduction of solid foods until 6 months of age if possible. These recommendations were based more on theory, hypothesis, and tradition than actual hard data. … Continue reading

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