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Lasso your Eczema!

It's Rodeo Season folks!!! Time to put on your boots and cowboy/cowgirl hats and enjoy some fried treats :)

We understand that quite a few rodeo goers suffer from varying degrees of eczema, so read below to learn about what you can do to lasso your eczema!

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a condition characterized by inflammation of the skin, resulting in patches that become dry and itchy. It is estimated that over 30 million people suffer from eczema in the United States, making this a very common condition.

What causes Eczema?

Eczema can be caused by various factors. The most common include:

1) Genetics: Children with eczema tend to have at least one parent who was/is also afflicted)

2) Environmental factors: Sensitivity to certain pollutants and allergens can cause irritation of the skin

3) Food/Household Products: Allergens contained in various fruits, vegetables, as well as common items such as soap and shampoo can cause skin inflammation

4) Stress/hormones: Prolonged stress and varying hormone levels have been found to contribute to eczema

5) Temperature: People living in environments with very hot/cold temperatures tend to be prone to eczema

What are symptoms of Eczema?

Symptoms include:

1) Redness/Irritation of the skin

2) Dry, rough patches of the skin

3) Rashes affecting predominantly the scalp and cheek areas

How can I treat my Eczema?

Here at the Houston Center for Clinical Research, we are currently conducting trials to treat Eczema. No insurance is required, all medication is provided for free, and patients will be compensated for their time and travel should they qualify and decide to participate. Please call 832-929-6221 to learn more and/or fill out the Contact Us form at

Additionally, it is important to provide the skin with moisture to help combat dryness. Over the counter products such as Cetaphil's Eczema calming moisturizer (link: and Aveeno's Eczema Therapy Moisturizing cream (link: have been known to help alleviate eczema.

Please visit if you would like to learn more about eczema and/or join a support group in your area.

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