New trial investigates whether using water softeners can reduce eczema risk in babies
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  December 13, 2018  
  Dermatology  
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 New trial investigates whether using water softeners can reduce eczema risk in babiesNew trial investigates whether using water softeners can reduce eczema risk in babies
 
A clinical trial from the St John's Institute of Dermatology, School of Basic & Medical Biosciences has been launched to investigate whether using water softeners can reduce the risk of eczema in babies.
 
   Hyperpigmentation and AcneHyperpigmentation and Acne
 
Although skin problems are often associated with those in adolescence, there are several conditions which can affect anyone at any age. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States and is thought to affect four out of five teenagers. Hyperpigmentation is also one of the most common reasons for visiting a dermatologist.
 
   Visual inspection alone is insufficient to diagnose skin cancerVisual inspection alone is insufficient to diagnose skin cancer
 
A Cochrane review of the accuracy of skin cancer diagnostics has found that visual inspection of suspicious lesions is insufficient to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
 
 Lipid that helps keep skin cell turnover on track may aid in psoriasis
 
Lipid that helps keep skin cell turnover on track may aid in psoriasisA lipid that helps keep skin cell turnover on track may help restore healthy turnover in psoriasis, investigators say.
 
 
 New study shows added benefit of ingenol mebutate for patients with actinic keratosis
 
New study shows added benefit of ingenol mebutate for patients with actinic keratosisAlready in 2013, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care examined in an early benefit assessment whether ingenol mebutate offers greater benefit than the appropriate comparator therapy for patients with actinic keratosis.
 
 
 Genetics study offers hope for new acne treatment
 
Genetics study offers hope for new acne treatmentA discovery by researchers from the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences and NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre could lead to new treatments for severe acne. Scientists found 15 genome regions linked to developing the condition.
 
 
 Eczema During Pregnancy
 
Eczema During PregnancyEczema during pregnancy is not limited to women with a history of eczema, and is the most common skin condition women can experience during pregnancy.
 
 
 Differentiating Between Eczema and a Rash
 
Differentiating Between Eczema and a RashThere are many types of skin conditions that present similar symptoms, and it can be difficult to tell what kind of skin problem a patient is experiencing.