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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Monday, April 18, 2016

European Association for the Study of the Liver
New data demonstrates that generic direct-acting antivirals are as effective and safe as branded treatments to cure hepatitis C.

The high costs of branded DAAs prevent access to treatment in many countries.1 Generic DAAs are being mass-produced and are available for less than 1% of the retail price of their branded counterparts. Medication costing $94,000 per person in the US can currently be obtained for less than $1,000 as a generic, and a 12 week course of treatment could be produced for as little as $200 in the future.
"Our interim data suggests a potential solution for Hepatitis C patients in areas where treatment access has been restricted as a result of the high prices demanded for branded treatment," said Dr James Freeman, of GP2U Telehealth, Hobart, Australia and lead author of the study. "At the price level of generic direct-acting antivirals, treating the entire global Hepatitis C epidemic could be financially feasible. Furthermore, if a patient is cured of Hepatitis C, there is evidence for improved survival, and lower risks of liver cancer and liver cirrhosis and cured patients could return to work, delivering further economic benefits to society."
In this study, people with HCV legally imported low-cost generic treatment to cure their infection. The study included people treated in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Europe, SE Asia and Africa.
Generic DAAs were first evaluated for quality in Australia, using high precision liquid chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy. Patients were assessed pre-treatment, during treatment, and then at weeks 4 (SVR4) and 12 (SVR12) following the end of treatment. The objective of the analysis was to assess the efficacy and safety of generic DAAs legally imported for each patient's personal use.
The interim results show that for genotype 1 the overall SVR rate was 95%. Treatment with generic sofosbuvir and ledipsavir led to SVR4 rates of 93% and treatment with generic sofosbuvir and daclatasvir led to SVR4 rates of 97%.
"Across all genotypes, the SVR rate was 94% after treatment with generic DAAs. This indicates that generic DAAs can deliver the same success rates as branded equivalents, but at a price which is 1/100th of the current cost," explained Dr James Freeman.
"There is a clear role for generic treatments such as these for people with Hepatitis C across the world. The implications of increased availability of these drugs could be enormous, presenting more people with the possibility of a 'cure' for what is often a debilitating condition," said Professor Laurent Castera, EASL Secretary General.
1 Andrieux-Meyer I, et al. Disparity in market prices for hepatitis C virus direct-acting drugs. The Lancet Global Health. Volume 3, No.11, e676-e677, November 2015.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Eczema is a condition that causes red, dry, itchy and cracked skin. It mainly affects children, with 15-20% of school-age children suffering from the condition, although it can occur in adults too (between 2-10% of adults suffer from eczema).
Eczema mainly occurs on the face, neck, hands, wrists, ankles and behind the knees and elbows.
Causes of eczema
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  • Immune defect that causes skin hypersensitivity
  • Contact irritants
  • Contact allergens
  • Infection
  • Trauma
  • Psychosomatic
  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Associated skin hypersensitivity
  • Underlying health conditions

Friday, April 15, 2016

No matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is almost always itchy. Sometimes the itching will start before the rash appears, but when it does, therash most commonly appears on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands, or feet. It may also affect other areas as well.
Affected areas usually appear very dry, thickened, or scaly. In fair-skinned people, these areas may initially appear reddish and then turn brown. Among darker-skinned people, eczema can affect pigmentation, making the affected area lighter or darker.
In infants, the itchy rash can produce an oozing, crusting condition that happens mainly on the face and scalp, but patches may appear anywhere.

What Causes Eczema?

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it's thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body's immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema.
In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma. Also, defects in the skin barrier could allow moisture out and germs in.
Some people may have "flare-ups" of the itchy rash in response to certain substances or conditions. For some, coming into contact with rough or coarse materials may cause the skin to become itchy. For others, feeling too hot or too cold, exposure to certain household products like soap or detergent, or coming into contact with animal dander may cause an outbreak. Upper respiratory infections or colds may also be triggers. Stress may cause the condition to worsen.

Although there is no cure, most people can effectively manage their disease with medical treatment and by avoiding irritants. The condition is not contagious and can't be spread from person to person.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I got a little patch of dermatitis on my leg and thought I’d have a go at finding a dermatitis treatment that was natural. I wanted to share with you my experience in case it is helpful for anyone out there!
Step 1: Identifying the skin condition as dermatitis
When I first got the little itchy, red, rash on my leg, I wasn’t sure what it was. Was it a fungal skin condition? was it eczema? or some kind of rash? To try and clarify things, I looked through some photos on google images (you may need a strong stomach for google imaging skin conditions! – proceed with caution! lol!). After a thorough bit of google research and seeing several photos that looked exactly like what I had, I was fairly confident that what I had was dermatitis (in my case it was probably brought on by a combination of dry skin and, according to the location of the rash, Traditional Chinese Medicine would locate it on the Liver channel, which may be to do with feelings of frustration and irritability which are things I had been experiencing at the time the dermatitis came up).
Step 2: How I found a natural remedy for dermatitis
eczema or inflammation itchy skin condition treating and treatment natural remedies for dermatitis - coconut oil or butter soothes naturallyOnce I knew what the rash was called (“dermatitis”) I just googled “natural treatment for dermatitis” and the first helpful article that came up was a great article on home remedies for dermatitis, and it suggested in point number 1 to try using high quality, organic, virgin, Coconut Oil (sometimes also called coconut butter since it’s solid at room temperature in colder.
NB In picking a coconut oil, I think it’ a good idea for buying one in a GLASS container, not plastic, because glass helps preserve the purity of the coconut oil better. There are some theories that plastic may leach plasticy chemicals into the product, especially with very fat-rich products like coconut oil.
Important note: In rare cases, some people, especially people with nut allergies, may be sensitive to coconut oil, so make sure you are not sensitive to it before use.
Step 3: Treating my dermatitis with coconut oil / butter
I applied a small amount of coconut oil to my rash, and the cooling feel of the oil on my skin was immediately soothing and relieved the itching. I massaged the oil in gently, loving the coconutty aroma. I applied the coconut oil about twice a day (morning and night) for the first few days – sometimes more than twice a day if the area was particularly irritating / itchy. Every day it looked better and better and after a little over a week, it was completely gone.
The way I look at it, I think a good guide to know if the method is helping, is to see if you can see any improvement after the first few applications. If it feels better, I continue, and if it feels worse, I stop and look for other possible methods of treatment.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Eczema can occur at any time of the year but is often worse during the cold, dry winter months. You may notice a rash on your hands, feet, ankles, wrists, neck, upper chest, eyelids, backs of the knees, inside of the elbows, face, and/or scalp. The rash may look red, brown, or gray, thick, cracked, dry, or flaky. It might also feel itchy and sensitive.[1] Eczema also puts you at a higher risk of developing asthma and atopy, which is a syndrome that causes you to be hyperallergic. Someone who has atopy may have eczema (atopic dermatitis), allergic rhinitis (hay fever), or asthma.[2] There is no cure, but there are things you can do to reduce outbreaks.[3]

Caring for your Eczema at Home
Use moisturizer to soothe dry winter skin. Apply moisturizer to your skin at least twice a day focusing on any dry patches of skin. This will help keep it moist and prevent cracking and irritation. Avoid moisturizers with dyes or perfumes that may irritate your skin. Moisturizers and oils should be applied when your skin is still wet after a bath or shower to seal in the moisture. The following work well:[4][5]
Baby oil

Try an over-the-counter allergy medication. Allergy medicines contain antihistamines, which may help because eczema is related to allergies. Some good options include:[6]
Cetirizine (Zyrtec)
Fexofenadine (Allegra)
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
Treat the itching with a topical cream. Some topical creams, such as steroid creams, calamine lotion, and topical calcineurin inhibitors will help to reduce itching. You can apply them to your eczema ta few times per day to get relief. Some options include:[7]
Hydrocortisone cream. A 1% hydrocortisone cream can help to reduce itching. Just keep in mind that frequent use of steroid creams may lead to thinning of the skin, so it is best to use these creams on a short term basis. Ask your doctor first before using a hydrocortisone cream on your face or in between skin folds.
Calamine lotion. Calamine lotion is often used for poison ivy, but it can also help with itching caused by eczema.
Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors. These prescription topical creams provide itch and rash relief, but they do not thin the skin like steroid creams are known to do.[8]
Soothe itchy, inflamed patches with a cold compress. A cold compress can help to relieve itching and it will also help to reduce swelling.[9] You can either use a cold, wet washcloth or an ice pack as a cold compress.
To use a wet washcloth, hold a washcloth under cool running water and then wring out the excess water. Hold the washcloth on your skin for about five minutes. Then, dry the area thoroughly and apply moisturizer.
To use an ice pack wrap it in a clean cotton cloth or paper towel first. Then, hold the ice pack against your eczema for up to 20 minutes. Give your skin a chance to return to its normal temperature before using the ice pack again or you may cause tissue damage.
Prevent yourself from scratching. If you scratch, you will irritate the area and may break the skin. This will allow bacteria to get in and make you more prone to infection. If you scratch without thinking about it, try:[10]
Putting a bandage on it.
Keeping your nails trimmed.
Wearing a pair of cotton gloves at night.
Take a baking soda or oatmeal bath. This is particularly enjoyable on a cold winter day and it may help to reduce itching and soothe your skin.[11]
Draw a warm bath and then sprinkle baking soda, uncooked oatmeal, or colloidal oatmeal into the water.
Relax for 15 minutes, and then get out.
Apply moisturizer to your wet skin. This will help seal the moisture into your skin.[12]
Some people wait 20 minutes after drying the skin otherwise the moisturizer can penetrate too quickly causing added irritation.
Dab saltwater onto the eczema. This may sting a bit, but it will help to kill any bacteria that may be growing in the irritated or broken skin. In the summer a swim in the ocean would help, but during winter, you will need to mix your own salt solution.[13]
Dissolve several teaspoons of table salt into a cup of warm water.
Using washcloth, dab it onto the eczema patch and let it dry.
Experiment with alternative medicines. Always consult your doctor before trying alternative medicines, particularly herbal supplements, which may interact with other medications. These methods have not been scientifically proven to help, but anecdotal evidence suggests they may help some people:[14]
Supplements of vitamin D, E, zinc, selenium, probiotics, or various oils
Herbal supplements like St. John’s wort, calendula flowers, tea tree oil, German chamomile, Oregon grape root, licorice, rice bran broth (topically)
Acupuncture or acupressure
Using aromatherapy or color therapy to increase relaxation
Massage therapy
Try light therapy to reduce inflammation. During the winter, the days are shorter and we spend more time indoors, reducing the amount of light we are exposed to throughout the day. Light therapy can be done by deliberately exposing yourself to sunlight, or using artificial ultraviolet A, or narrow band UVB light. However, this can be harmful and is generally not used on children. Side effects include:[15][16]
Early aging of the skin
A risk of developing skin cancer
source: http://www.wikihow.com/Treat-Winter-Eczema

Monday, March 21, 2016

Adult seborrhoeic dermatitis

Use a medicated shampoo to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis on the scalp. Those designed to treat dandruff may be sufficient if the scaling is mild. They work by reducing the number of yeasts living on your scalp.

Shampoos containing tar, and sometimes salicylic acid, are often more effective, these include Capasal, Alphosyl 2 in 1 shampoo and T/Gel shampoo.
For a shampoo to be effective you should use it regularly, following the instructions on the bottle or sachet – this often means leaving the shampoo on the scalp for a few minutes before washing it off. Do not rub your scalp too hard when washing your hair as this can aggravate the condition.
Nizoral shampoo is a powerful anti-yeast treatment which is often used if scaling does not improve after using a medicated shampoo for a few weeks. For the best results, it should be left on the scalp for three to five minutes before rinsing off and used twice a week for two to four weeks.
Once the course of treatment is finished it is best to use a medicated shampoo to help prevent the condition from returning. Nizoral is available from the pharmacy and can also be obtained on prescription from your GP.
A mild steroid cream or ointment may be prescribed if the eczema is very inflamed and itchy. If scaling is severe, an ointment containing a combination of mild steroid plus sulphur or salicylic acid may be prescribed.
Several antifungal creams, with or without a mild steroid, are also available to treat seborrhoeic eczema on other parts of the body. In severe cases, when a rash won’t clear, your doctor may give you an anti-yeast medicine to be taken by mouth. A factsheet on adult seborrhoeic eczema by the National Eczema Society is available to download from the related documents to the right of this page.
source: http://www.eczema.org/