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Archive for the 'Dermatitis' Category

Homeopathy for children with atopic dermatitis

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Researchers at the Tuscany Regional Homeopathic Reference Centre, in Italy, studied the long-term outcome of children suffering from atopic dermatitis (the most common form of eczema) after an about 8 years. (more…)

Use of dietary supplements by medical specialists

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Here’s a look at the use of dietary supplements by physicians in 3 specialties in the US: cardiology, dermatology, and orthopedics. (more…)

CAM options to treat eczema

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Bastyr Center for Natural Health has published a review. (more…)

Classical homeopathy to treat atopic eczema

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Homeopaths claim to have good success in treating atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema).

Researchers from Germany put it to the test. (more…)

Effect of acupuncture in atopic eczema

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

eczemaProf. Florian Pfab from the Technische University Munchen, in Germany has reported that acupuncture prevents histamine-induced itching.

In this study Prof. Pfab and colleagues report its effect on the wheal and flare response in adults with atopic eczema. (more…)

Might eating fish protect infants from eczema?

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Researchers from Sweden studied the effects of foods and other factors on the risk of eczema at 1 year of age. (more…)

Lavender oil as a source of allergic antigens

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

 The results of this study by researchers at Göteborg University in Gothenburg, Sweden have important implications for people who use lavender oil as aromatherapy. (more…)

Let’s chronicle the health benefits of walking

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Dr. James Levine from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has reviewed the evidence. Here are the benefits. (more…)

Is there a role for probiotics to treat eczema?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

This Cochrane review concludes, they’re “not an effective treatment for eczema.” (more…)

Kampo medicine to treat atopic dermatitis

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Hochu-ekki-to (TJ-41) is an herbal medicine that contains a mixture of 10 medicinal plants (listed below). It’s produced by Tsumura Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, which specializes in selling Kampo medicine — the adaptation of traditional Chinese medicine to Japanese culture.

In this study, the use of topical medicines (steroids and/or tacrolimus [Protopic]) decreased when patients with atopic dermatitis took Hochu-ekki-to. (more…)

Herb-drug interaction between baicalin and rosuvastatin

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Baicalin (Chinese skullcap) comes from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. This anti-inflammatory herbal is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat cancer, liver disease, allergies, skin conditions, and epilepsy. Rosuvastatin (Crestor) is a member of the stain class of drugs used to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. (more…)

Phototoxicity from rue when used as a mosquito repellent

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Ruta graveolens (rue, witchbane) is used as a mosquito repellant. Pick the flowering plant, crush it, and rub the oils over your skin.

But when the psoralens from rue come in contact with human skin and are exposed to ultraviolet A light, a photoirritant reaction can occur. (more…)

Soy formula vs cow’s milk formula to reduce allergies in infants and children

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Infant formulas are designed to lower the chances of developing allergy or food intolerance.

But do they?

Status of TCM and probiotics to treat asthma

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Here are the highlights of the discussion on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and probiotics during the recent American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology meeting, thanks to Medical News Today.