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 […]

Tape Strip Diagnostic Testing for Eczema and Psoriasis Biomarkers 

The current understanding of atopic dermatitis pathophysiology is primarily derived from skin biopsy studies – a diagnostic technique that may cause scarring and is impractical in large-scale clinical studies. Tape strips, on the other hand, promise a minimally invasive technique of accurately detecting distinct immune and barrier markers of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. This method […]

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 […]

Managing Eczema Patients During COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak carries significant implications for populations across the globe, healthcare systems, as well as the practice of medicine itself. Its effects can be detected across specialties and within the domain of aesthetic medicine, with an increasing number of providers switching to telemedicine and postponing procedures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 […]

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 […]