Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
eczema clinical trials
At Northwest Clinical Trials we conduct trials for various treatments of atopic dermatitis. These may include topical or oral treatments that decrease the itchiness associated with eczema, or try to get rid of it altogether. If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, or learning more about the process. Please fill out our contact form or give us a call.
What is eczema?
Atopic Dermatitis, also known as Eczema, is a skin disorder of unknown origin that effects millions of Americans. Although more common in infants and children, adults suffer too. Eczema is characterized most commonly by redness and itchiness, but can also include small bumps or blisters, and a scaly or crusted skin texture.
Atopic dermatitis is common in and around the inside of elbows and knees, but can be present anywhere on the body. In most people, eczema often goes through phases of increased severity (flares) followed by some relief. People who suffer from eczema are more likely to suffer from asthma and allergies as well.
common treatments for eczema
Since the exact cause is unknown, finding a cure for eczema is something scientists and drug-developers are constantly working on. There are many interventions for treating eczema, and each individual responds differently to each one.
The most common way to treat eczema is to try and avoid outbreaks in the first place by reducing or eliminating exposure to skin irritants such as scented laundry detergent, perfume, body lotions, and certain fabrics.
There are a multitude of treatments for eczema including over-the-counter skin products, prescription-strength corticosteroids, antihistamines, and immunosuppressant medications.