• 3 week study to evaluate a topical cream
• Enrolling patients 18 and older
• Involves 3 short outpatient visits over 3 weeks
• Compensates $50/visit for time and travel
• Enrollment begins in October
ABOUT THE STUDY
If you or your child suffers from eczema (also call “atopic dermatitis”), you’re not alone. Millions of people struggle with eczema and the constant battle against flare-ups. Eczema rashes are usually red, scaly, and very itched-often causing sufferers to scratch to the point of damaging their skin. And like many skin conditions, eczema can take a major toll on self-esteem, causing sufferers to feel embarrassed or self -conscious. Right now, Medisearch Clinical Trials, is accepting participants for a new clinical research study. If you or your child are 12 years of age or older, and struggle with eczema flare-ups, you may qualify to participate. If you qualify you will receive study-related care at no cost from Dr. Melody Stone, and may also be compensated for your time and travel.
By joining the study, you or your child will receive:
1. Evaluations of your eczema by Dr. Melody Stone
2. Study-related care and medication at no cost*
3. Compensation for time and travel to attend study visits *
You do not need insurance to participate.
What Is Eczema
Eczema is very common. And in many cases, it’s also manageable. In fact, over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. It’s most common for babies and children to develop eczema on their face (especially the cheeks and chin), but it can appear anywhere on the body and symptoms may be different from one child to the next. More often than not, eczema goes away as a child grows older, though some children will continue to experience eczema into adulthood. Adults can develop eczema, too, even if they never had it as a child.
Symptoms Of Eczema
The most important thing to remember is that eczema and its symptoms are different for everyone. Your eczema may not look the same on you as it does on another adult, or on your child. It may even appear in different areas of the body at different times.
Eczema is usually itchy. For many people, the itch is usually only mild, or moderate. But in some cases it can become much worse and you might develop extremely inflamed skin. Sometimes the itch gets so bad that people scratch it until it bleeds, which can make your eczema worse. This is called the “itch-scratch cycle.”
What to look for:
Dry, sensitive skin
Red, inflamed skin
Very bad itching
Dark colored patches of skin
Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin
Oozing or crusting
Areas of swelling
You might have all of these symptoms of eczema or only just a few. You might have some flare ups or your symptoms could go away entirely.
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