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Itchy, dry, red, crusty, flaking skin. Roughly 10% of the population is affected by Eczema. At CureTogether, 952 people have joined our Eczema study so far, contributing 1034 data points on treatments that worked and didn’t work for them. Here are the latest results.
So what works best for patients with Eczema? Triamcinolone, avoiding allergens, moisturizing frequently, Elocon, and avoiding sweating take top spots in patient reports.
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The top right quadrant shows the most popular and effective treatments, and the top left quadrant shows treatments that not many people have tried but that have above-average effectiveness, so they may be options to think about (e.g. Triamcinolone, Elocon, Fluocinonide, avoiding sweating).
Treatments in the lower right quadrant are ones that lots of people have tried but that have below-average effectiveness (e.g. antihistamines, avoiding hair washing), and treatments in the lower left quadrant are reported as neither popular nor effective, so you may want to consider this when choosing a treatment (e.g. homeopathy, phototherapy, tanning).
Where did this data come from? CureTogether members have been anonymously sharing symptoms and treatments for three years now. We analyzed and visualized the data into infographic form to make it more accessible. To thank everyone for their contributions, we’re releasing this result back to the community for free.
This is part of our regular series of research findings. Of course, with each of these findings, there is a potential bias in patient self-selection and recall. Every research study has some bias, so we present these findings as just what they are – patient-reported data – to stimulate discussion and generate new insights for further research. Stay tuned for more and please let us know in the comments below if this was helpful or interesting for you.
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