Previous research showed probiotics given to pregnant women during certain stages of pregnancy and post delivery reduced the likelihood of atopic dermatitis in their children. Recently published reports; however, may not agree.
Children with atopic dermatitis (AD) were reported to have a greater risk for developing contact dermatitis from some common ingredients of topical products than those with a history of contact dermatitis but no AD, in a recent comparison of patch testing responses in both groups.
Regeneron and Sanofi’s highly-anticipated atopic dermatitis drug dupilumab, trade name Dupixent, has been accepted by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for review. The drug has performed well in trials and is considered an impending blockbuster.
Chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) typically lasts one to five years. Nevertheless, in 14% of CIU patients, the disease lasts longer than five years, and few predictors of its remission rate are available. However, a pair of Thai investigators recently showed that the results of two simple skin tests could predict two-year remission rates in patients with CIU.
Vicki Lawrence, the Carol Burnett Show actress and singer behind "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," recently became a spokeswoman for a sponsored chronic idiopathic urticaria resource, and spoke in a new interview about the self-blame associated with skin diseases.
Patients who have either chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) or chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) who take oral corticosteroids (OCS) face a greater risk of side effects as well as higher total healthcare costs, according to a recent study.