Eczma Care
University of Nottingham


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Latest Blog

April 2024

Understanding the evidence behind eczema treatments 
By Kim Thomas and Miriam Santer, co-leads for the Eczema Care Online study 

Would you like to know more about the research evidence that supports treatment decisions for people with eczema? If so, this evidence summary from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is a ‘must read’ for you.

This article summarises the amazing research that has taken place over the last decade. It has all been funded by the research arm of the NHS (NIHR) and is being used to improve people’ lives here in the UK.

In this summary, you will find evidence for what has been shown to help people with eczema, and what has been shown NOT to help. You will see that our Eczema Care Online project is included in the section for “supporting children and families”. This is something that all of you helped us to achieve, so thank you!

The clinical trials included in this evidence summary involved almost 4,000 people with eczema (3,955 to be precise). The trials recruited both adults and children, and people from all walks of life, so we hope you find something that feels relevant for you.

By taking part in research, you are helping many more people just like you. In this way, everyone can be helped by research.

If you enjoyed being a part of the Eczema Care Online study, then you might be interested in our latest research - the Rapid Eczema Trials project. Our mission is to work together to design and run online studies that answer questions about the management of eczema that are important to people with eczema.

We have just launched our very first trial – the Eczema Bathing Study. This study is testing whether it is better for people with eczema to have a bath or shower daily, or once or twice a week. The study has been designed by people with eczema and is looking for people to take part right now.

You can also join our Rapid Eczema Trials community and receive regular updates about new studies being developed here:

And don’t forget to check out the NIHR Eczema Evidence summary.

Previous Blogs

August 2023 - Eczema Care Online - One Year On

July 2022 - Eczema Care Online Toolkits available by Miriam and Ingrid

June 2022 - Cochrane review on the best and safest ways of using topical corticosteroids now published by Steph & Jane

January 2022 - Looking forward to 2022 - an exciting year for the Eczema Care Online Programme by Kim

October 2021 Stakeholder workshops on key messages about the safety and effectiveness of topical corticosteroids by Paul

February 2021 - What are young people's experience of managing eczema by Kate

January 2021 - ECO update by Miriam and Kim

July 2020 - Speaking to children about eczema by Emma

June 2020 - Eczema and covid-19 (part 2) by Miriam and Kim

April 2020 - ECO Study update (part 1) by Miriam and Kim

November 2019 - Patient partnership in an academic research unit by Amina and Carron

October 2019 - Diverging views on eczema treatments - Miriam and Amanda

September 2019 - Trial Management by Julie

June 2019 - Life as a young adult with eczema by Taheeyaa

May 2019 - Eczema, Eczema – read all about it by Daniela and Miriam

December 2018 - Nurses play an important role in the eczema experience by Sandra

September 2018 - Pulling together all the evidence on the safety of topical steroids for eczema by Jo

June 2018 - Finding out about views and experiences of people with eczema for ECO by Miriam and Ingrid

May 2018 - Eco has the potential to be a big deal for patients by Amanda

May 2018 - What is Eczema Care Online? By Miriam and Kim - What is Eczema Care Online?


Eczema Care Online


This website presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme (project number RP-PG-0216-20007). The views and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR, the National Health Service or the Department of Health & Social Care.