Eczema is a shared risk factor for anxiety and depression: A meta-analysis and systematic review

Globally, anxiety and depression are the most common psychiatric disorders that add large burdens to individuals and society; however, the mechanisms underlying these disorders are unclear. Several studies have found that eczema is a shared risk factor for both these conditions. We identified and evaluated eligible observational studies from EMBASE and PubMed. In total, 20 …

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How effective are interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in eczema?

Key messagesEczema is commonly colonized by Staphylococcus aureus so some advocate antibiotics or dilute bleach baths. This Cochrane review evaluated trials of anti-staph treatments in people with infected or uninfected eczema. From 41 trials (1753 participants), there was little evidence that these interventions impact eczema symptoms. ... 2.7 Authors’ conclusionsWe found insufficient evidence on the …

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