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Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema Research

HOW CAN I HELP ALLERGIC ECZEMA RESEARCH AND BE PAID?

Researchers rely on plasma donations to further medical advances and develop improved therapies. Individuals with allergy-related eczema may produce IgE antibodies, a type of immunoglobulin made by the body which plays a role in the eczema reaction. If you have been medically diagnosed with severe allergy-related eczema and are interested in participating in compensated plasma donations for eczema research, please schedule a 30-minute screening appointment and IgE antibody test. Acceptance into this plasma donation program is based on your antibody levels. Questions? Call 425-258-3653. All screening appointments and plasma donations take place at our medical center in Everett, Washington.

DONORS MUST:

  • Have medically verified moderate to severe eczema, related to allergies.
  • Live in Northwest Washington or can travel to Everett, Washington for appointments.
  • Meet FDA & PLI requirements.
  • Be able to come to our lab for multiple appointments if needed.
  • Want to make a difference!

ABOUT ECZEMA

Eczema in the form of atopic dermatitis is a non-contagious, inflammatory skin condition that can affect different areas of the body, including hands, face, and eyelids. The condition is characterized by itching, redness, and scaly rashes. Eczema develops due to a defective skin barrier. Because the barrier isn’t working well, water is lost and allergens, irritants, and infectious agents can penetrate the skin, causing allergic inflammation. The inflamed patches of skin can erupt in oozing flare-ups.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI), about 60 percent of patients will experience eczema symptoms by age 1, and another 30 percent will experience symptoms by age 5. Adolescents and adults can also develop the condition. Children born into families that have a history of allergic diseases such as asthma or hay fever are at an increased risk for eczema. Eczema is not caused by any type of allergy, but is associated with the development of food and environmental allergies.

Eczema is a chronic condition and symptoms may come and go over time. Symptoms may improve as children age. In addition to causing mild to severe itching and discomfort, the condition may result in skin infections, sleep disturbances, stress, and anxiety. Treatments exist and results vary from one individual to another.