Clinical Trials Related to Dermatology
Dermatology is the area of medicine that focuses on health issues affecting the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. Dermatologists can treat more than 3,000 conditions including acne, eczema, fungal infections, hair loss, warts, psoriasis, shingles, and skin cancer.
Participate in a clinical trial to help find alternative treatment options for different dermatological conditions.
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Symptoms of this allergic skin condition include itching, reddening, and flaking or peeling of the skin. This rash is usually seen in young infants but can occur later in individuals with personal or family histories of atopy, meaning asthma or allergic rhinitis. 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, the rash 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.
Psoriasis plaques appear as raised, inflamed, and scaly patches of skin that may also be itchy and painful. They usually appear on elbows, knees, lower back, and scalp. Plaque psoriasis is not an infection, and it is not contagious, however, irritated patches of psoriasis can become infected.
Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a skin disease that causes hard, itchy lumps (nodules) to form on the skin. The itching can be intense causing people to stretch themselves to the point of bleeding or pain. Scratching can cause more skin lesions to appear. The itching is worsened by heat, sweating or irritation from clothes.