Children (6-16 years) are invited to participate in a study using Chinese herbal medicine to relieve itching and skin rash due to atopic eczema (AE) or atopic dermatitis (AD).
Does your child or someone you know suffer from eczema?
AE or AD is a common, chronic skin condition which is characterised by severe itching and redness of the skin. It can result in skin changes such as scaling, swelling and skin thickening. AE can be treated with steroids and other drugs but side effects may occur with long term usage of the drugs.
Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) have been used to treat AE for many years. Recent evidence suggests CHMs may reduce the itchiness and improve quality of life for people with AE.
Recruiting patients now
RMIT University is conducting a double-blind placebo controlled trial for moderate to severe AE or AD. The study will compare the effect of oral Chinese herbal medicine granules with placebo (dummy) in reducing itchy skin and skin lesions. The trial will last 16 weeks and has been approved by RMIT Human Research Ethics Committee. Thirty children between 6 and 16 years of age with AE will participate.
The details of the trial can be found on the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry.
Register your interest
If you are interested in participating in the study, or would like more information, please contact Sherman Gu on (03) 9925 7375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The study is conducted at RMIT University’s Bundoora West campus.