A new biologic drug has been approved to be prescribed to adolescents with severe eczema - giving hope to those for whom other treatments have been unsuccessful or unsuitable. Dupilumab has now been approved by the regulating authorities in England, Scotland and Wales and is the first biologic drug to be licenced for young people;
Being a teenager can be difficult and having a chronic skin condition that can cause stress, embarrassment and pain can make the teen years even more testing. Teenagers and young people with eczema can feel excluded and embarrassed over how their skin looks and chronic eczema can feel very isolating. However a new scheme from
Eczema skin needs emollients every single day - without exception. It is vital to keep the skin moisturised and provide a barrier. Eczema skin has a shortage of fats and oils surrounding the skin cells, the cells shrink which forms cracks and allows moisture to escape and irritants to enter. The skin reacts, causing redness
NHS England have made changes to items that can be routinely prescribed in primary care and it has impacted some eczema treatments. In particular we’ve heard from families now struggling to get emollients, bath/shower emollient and silk garments on prescription. If this has happened to you, and your child’s eczema has suffered as a result,
People who use emollient creams to treat dry and itchy skin conditions are being warned they can build up in fabrics and cause them to catch fire more easily. The medicines regulator says clear warnings on product packaging is needed to alert consumers. The MHRA says it has heard of more than 50 such
Bath oils used to help treat eczema in children offer no meaningful benefit as part of their care, a trial has found. Emollient bath additives are estimated to make up as much as a third of the cost of treating eczema in the UK. Read the article here.