1 million Australians have eczema. 1.6 million have psoriasis. Here at HealthMatch, we know its more than an itch you can’t quite scratch. Find a skin condition clinical trial today.
Skin – it’s the largest organ of the body. Which is why it’s so hard to have a skin condition. Like eczema – where people have areas of red, dry itchy skin in the creases of their body. Or psoriasis, where people have raised, red, itchy patches on their skin that are covered with flaky, silvery-white dead skin cells.
What’s on their skin goes deeper, and affects their emotional and social wellbeing. People suffer from poor self-image, depression, anxiety, social isolation.
Looking for how to help someone with a skin condition? At HealthMatch, we’re bringing forward tomorrow’s treatments. We have more than 12 trials available for eczema and psoriasis, including ones aimed at biologic treatments and immunotherapy.
of the population have eczema or atopic dermatitis ¹
of people develop psoriasis before 45 ²
of people with psoriasis also have pain, swelling and tenderness in their joints ³
The Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) has been assisting people with, or affected by, Eczema since 1994. They support and educate those with eczema, their carers and the wider community in all aspects of the condition.
EAA offers a comprehensive range of services to its members, and is also a valuable source of knowledge and advice.
EAA Support Services
There are multiple services and programs available for those living with eczema. These include a helpline; quarterly newsletter; beneficial product samples; a social register, and more.
Psoriasis Australia has been assisting people affected by Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis since 1986. They’re dedicated to educating people, funding and assisting those with, and affected by, the condition.
Nip Allergies in the Bub is an allergy prevention project, aimed at helping parents care for their children under the age of one. An online resource, it provides video tutorials on how to care for a baby with eczema.
Eczema is an umbrella term used to describe a group of conditions that may cause skin to become red, dry, itchy and scaly. In severe cases, the skin may weep, bleed and crust over. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis.
Psoriasis is a long-term skin condition characterized by the development of red scaly areas of skin.
People with plaque psoriasis – which occurs in 90% of people with psoriasis – have dry, raised, red patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp. Some people may also develop psoriatic arthritis, that affects those with the skin condition.
People may also get small sores on the chest, arms legs or scalp. It may also cause dents and discolouration of the nails.
Other types include inverse psoriasis, palmoplantar psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, pustular psoriasis and erythrodermic psoriasis.
Symptoms of eczema include moderate to severe itching skin; rashes; the skin weeping watery fluid, and rough, leather thick skin.
Symptoms of psoriasis include small scaling spots; dry cracked skin; itching and burning; pitted nails; swollen stiff joints; and red patches of skin with silvery scales.
The most common treatment for eczema is topical corticosteroids, which help reduce inflammation and itchiness.
Other treatments include sedating antihistamines; antibiotics; probiotics; wet dressings and more. Allergy testing and a special diet may also help discover and eliminate triggers.
Treatments for psoriasis include topical treatments (medication applied to a particular place on the body); ultraviolet light therapy; oral medication, or injected medication. A healthy lifestyle is also recommended for management.
There is no cure for psoriasis or eczema. The focus is on treatment and management.
A clinical trial is a scientific study involving patient or non-patient (healthy) human volunteers. They help determine whether medicines are safe and effective to introduce as new treatments for a particular disease or condition.
HealthMatch matches you to clinical trials, in an easy-to-understand process.
After completing a medical questionnaire, our platform searches for and filters eligible trials for you. You’re able to view matches and apply for trials, on your trial dashboard.
We’ll put you in direct contact with the trial group once you’ve been accepted. We won’t stop searching until we’ve found you the right match.