Seal, Stopping Eczema and Allergy Study

Trial ID or NCT#



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This is a randomized, controlled trial designed for children who are have already developed atopic dermatitis (AD or eczema) by 12 weeks of age. The aim is to compare the effect of proactive sequential skin care, including the twice-daily use of a tri-lipid skin barrier cream (Epiceram) or moisturizer and proactive use of fluticasone propionate cream, against reactive AD therapy, to reduce the occurrence and severity of AD in early infancy and thereby prevent food allergy (FA).

Official Title

SEAL (Stopping Eczema and ALlergy) Study: Prevent the Allergic March by Enhancing the Skin Barrier

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 1 Week to 12 Weeks
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Participants who develop early onset visible dry skin or atopic dermatitis up to and equal to 12 weeks of age. 2. Stated willingness to comply with all study procedures and availability for the duration of the study 3. In good general health as evidenced by medical history 4. No known adverse reaction to any of the study medications, their components or excipients
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Infants <3kg body weight 2. Infants with a chronic disease requiring therapy (e.g. heart disease, diabetes, serious neurological defects, immunodeficiency) 3. Known moderate to severe cutaneous skin disorder other than AD, including but not limited to cutaneous mastocytosis, bullous skin disease, pustular skin disease, neonatal HSV, aplasia, and albinism 4. Parents or guardians unwilling to sign consent 5. Current participant or participation since birth in any interventional study 6. Investigator or designee considers that the participant or parent/guardian would be unsuitable for inclusion in the study (for ex/ long stay in NICU) 7. A course of antibiotics in infant within 7 days of enrollment 8. Any known food allergies


Sayantani Sindher
Allergist, Immunologist
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD

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Kari Nadeau, M.D., PhD