Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 15:30
Researchers have claimed that a toxin produced by the common bacteria Staphylococcus aureus -known as "staph" - causes immune-system cells in the skin to react in a way that produces eczema-like rashes.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 11:52
Researchers found that in chronic itching, neurons that send itch signals also co-opt pain neurons to intensify the itch sensation.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 20:55
A new type of immune cell in skin that plays a role in fighting off parasitic invaders such as ticks, mites, and worms, and could be linked to eczema and allergic skin diseases has been discovered.
Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 11:59
Botulinum toxin could have an enormous potential in treatment of inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema, researchers have claimed.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 12:59
Eating fast food thrice a week or more elevates the risk of asthma and eczema, while eating fruit with the same frequency provides a protective effect, says a study.
Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 13:49
Gorging on junk food thrice a week may lower immunity in kids, raising their risk of asthma and eczema, according to an international study.
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 14:14
Nearly a fifth of people in the UK fail to change their bed sheets at least one a month, which could result in them suffering from a host of health woes ranging from asthma to rhinitis and eczema, according to new figures.
Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 17:19
Scientists including an Indian-origin researcher have discovered a malfunctioning protein that triggers dry, itchy and inflamed skin lesions in a common type of eczema.