September for a lot of people means it’s time to start College/University. It also means new students will be thrown into new social situations along with lessons and studying for exams. It can be a stressful, emotional, and physical time whilst living with eczema can further exacerbate these feelings/symptoms.
Symptoms of eczema, such as itchy and sore skin, can draw unwanted attention and make it difficult to focus on lectures. Eczema flare ups often occur for no reason at all but can be triggered by things like fatigue and stress. Eczema can also disturb sleep making it hard to function during study periods.
According to AllergyUK, over 80% of adults living with eczema say that the management of their condition impacts their day-to-day activities. Almost 25% of these adults miss 6 days, or more, of work or classes per year due to their eczema, whilst an estimated 70% of people reported feeling depressed as a result of their condition.
Whilst there isn’t a cure for eczema, there are treatment options available, however, many people find that they do not work or that they have unwanted side effects, which highlights the need for more effective treatments.
Clinical Research Organisations such as MAC Clinical Research are currently conducting clinical trials into potential investigational medications, such as topical ointments. This clinical study is suitable for people aged 18 to 65 who have been diagnosed with eczema for at least 6 months and have previous or current success with topical corticosteroids to treat their eczema but are still experiencing some flare-up (other eligibility criteria will apply).
By taking part in clinical research studies such as these, you may be able to help yourself and others around the world and could contribute to new treatment options becoming available in the future.
Current eczema studies at MAC are available at clinics in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, South Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, Teesside, and West Yorkshire. Eligible participants will receive up to £2,230 plus reasonable travel expenses for their time and commitment to this research.
To find out more and register your interest, click here.