April 26, 2024, by mszteh

Understanding the evidence behind eczema treatments

Would you like to know more about the research evidence that supports treatment decisions for people with eczema? If so, this evidence summary from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is a ‘must read’ for you.

This article summarises the amazing research that has taken place over the last decade. It has all been funded by the research arm of the NHS (NIHR) and is being used to improve patients’ lives here in the UK. In this summary, you will find evidence for what has been shown to help people with eczema, and what has been shown NOT to help. There is also a section for ongoing research – where you will find our Rapid Eczema Trials project!

The clinical trials included in this evidence summary involved almost 4,000 people with eczema (3,955 to be precise). The trials recruited both adults and children, and people from all walks of life, so we hope you find something that feels relevant for you.

By taking part in research, you are helping many more people just like you. In this way, everyone can be helped by research.

We hope you will consider joining us as part of the Rapid Eczema Trials community. Our mission is to work together to design and run online studies that answer questions about the management of eczema that are important to you.

You can sign up to receive our newsletter and join our working groups on the Rapid Eczema Trials website.

And don’t forget to check out the NIHR Eczema Evidence summary.

By Kim Thomas, co-lead for the Rapid Eczema Trials project.

The Rapid Eczema Trials project involves researchers, healthcare professionals and citizen scientists (people with eczema and parents of children with eczema) working together to answer important questions about eczema by designing and running clinical trials together.

The Rapid Eczema Trials programme is sponsored by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (PGfAR NIHR203279). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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