Exploring the Link Between Atopic Dermatitis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes conditions like Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are two prevalent chronic health issues that affect millions of people around the world. AD, characterized by itchy and inflamed patches of skin, often begins in childhood but can persist […]

Is Chronic Itch Responsible for Mental Health Issues in Children with Atopic Dermatitis?

By Kate Buron A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD) found that children with atopic dermatitis (AD) are more likely than their peers without AD to experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavior and psychosocial issues. Although the mechanistic link between AD and […]

The Future of the Atopic Dermatitis Market

Although sometimes conflated as one condition, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (AD) differ from each other in clinical presentation yet share similar guidelines, mental health repercussions, and therapeutic options. As psoriasis-focused treatment modalities have multiplied over the past few years due to a spike in prevalence, similar growth is currently being witnessed in the AD medication […]

Rethinking Rescue Approach for Atopic Dermatitis

Although it is often treated acutely, atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic disorder that requires careful patient management strategies  to control flare-ups, decrease recurrences, and reduce pruritus. In certain cases, AD cannot be adequately controlled with proper skin care, topical therapy, the avoidance of triggers, or other conventional measures and instead warrants the use of […]

Atopic Dermatitis: Therapeutic Treatment Options

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a skin condition that affects approximately 30 percent of people in the United States: most of whom are children and adolescents. A person with eczema will typically experience patches of dry, itchy skin that may crack, bleed, or become infected. Multiple factors can trigger or worsen atopic dermatitis, including low humidity, […]

The Impact of Skin Conditions on Mental Health

An article in Metro begins with the sentence, “When we’re living in a society obsessed with Instagram, it’s no surprise most of us crave flawless skin.” Yet for those diagnosed with chronic skin conditions, the ideal is not only unattainable—it can also be detrimental to emotional wellbeing and mental health. In an effort to establish a […]

When Is Dry Skin Actually Eczema?

Eczema, often referred to as atopic dermatitis, can make the skin dry and itchy—but there are certain factors that separate typical dry skin from this irritating chronic condition.  While there are times when it is normal for anyone’s skin to feel extremely dry, Cynthia Bailey, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and […]

Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric dermatology is a somewhat young sub-specialty, and although it has been growing in popularity in the past several years, there is still a shortage of providers. According to an article in Dermatology Times, a combination of factors contribute to this longstanding shortage of pediatric dermatologists including a newer system for certification, lower pay, and […]