Dandelion Juice in the Treatment of Dyshidrotic Hand Eczema
Dandelion juice has been used in herbal medicine for at least 1000 years. Vesicular hand eczema is a rare, but difficult to treat, type of hand eczema. One case report has shown that ingestion of dandelion juice could induce a beneficial effect on this type of eczema. The purpose of this study is to test whether this effect can be retrieved in other patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Dandelion Juice in the Treatment of Dyshidrotic Hand Eczema|
- Improvement in dyshidrotic hand eczema in the study period assessed by HECSI score. [ Time Frame: 3-4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Improvement in dyshidrotic eczema in the study period assessed by the patient (Visual Analog Scale). [ Time Frame: 3-4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Drug: dandelion juice
Dandelion juice has been used in herbal medicine for at least 1000 years. One case report has shown a beneficial effect of this herbal remedy on dyshidrotic hand eczema, and the purpose of this pilot study is to test whether this effect can be retrieved in other patients.
The patients are recruited from our out-patient clinic. Only patients with negative patch tests to Compositae are offered treatment with dandelion juice for 20-30 days.
|Contact: Evy Paulsen, Dr.||+6541 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Department of Dermatology, Odense University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Odense, Denmark, DK-5000|
|Contact: Evy Paulsen, Dr. +45 6541 2705 email@example.com|
|Contact: Klaus E Andersen, Professor +45 6541 2700 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Evy Paulsen, Dr.|
|Principal Investigator:||Evy Paulsen, Dr.||Department of Dermatology, Odense University Hospital, DK-5000 Odense C|