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Be wary of ‘for eczema’ claims on labels of popular moisturizers

Key clinical point: Most popular skin moisturizers for eczema contain at least one common allergen.

Major finding: Of the top 30 selling skin products for eczema, 28 (93%) contained at least one common allergen.

Study details: An analysis of the 30 most popular “for eczema” moisturizers sold by Walmart, Target, and Amazon.

Disclosures: The study’s senior author, Vivian Y. Shi, MD, is a stock shareholder of Learn Health and has served as an advisory board member and/or investigator, and/or received research funding from AbbVie, Burt’s Bees, GpSkin, LEO Pharma, Eli Lilly, Menlo Therapeutics, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Skin Actives Scientific, and SUN Pharma, and the Foundation for Atopic Dermatitis, Global Parents for Eczema Research, and the National Eczema Association. The other study authors reported having no financial disclosures.


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