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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hosamane Prabhakara
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
No specific brand: Eczema is allergy in the skin and is best treated by a dermatologist/allergist. Use mild soap like dove,pat dry the skin after bath and you can add aveno to the bath .You can use !% hydrocortisone ointment to apply over the skin and take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night to avoid itching !Consult your physician for further management specific to you.
A male asked:
Dr. Hosamane Prabhakara
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes : What you are talking about probably refers to celiac disease which a portion of the colon called Jejunum. Proteins in wheat can cause damage and can cause diarrhea ,weight loss anemia etc .Consult your gastroenterologist who may be able to help you.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hosamane Prabhakara
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Try topical steroid: You can try hydrocortisone ointment 1% which is over the counter. Apply to the affected areas of the skin .You can try hydroxyzine when you are not working especially before going to bed. Avoid putting Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on the skin
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hosamane Prabhakara
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Smaller frequent mea: The present advice for GERD is to eat frequent small meals and avoid acid containing foods like citrus juices and lemonade etc. If you are lactose intolerant,you can try soy mik.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hosamane Prabhakara
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not sure.: I do not have a good answer to that .You could perhaps ask an Ayurvedic physician .Meanwhile you can try soy milk
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hosamane Prabhakara
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Possibly: My understanding is these pills contain lactase a brush border enzyme which breaks down the sugar in the milk to simpler sugars which aids in the absorption of these sugars .This enzyme is missing in most patients with lactose intolerance and if it supplemented in the form of a pill ,it may work!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hosamane Prabhakara
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Usually by diarrhea : Usually presents with diarrhea following milk ingestion .Usually no vomiting .Stool test can be done by checking stool for sugars and high acidity(ph) See your physician who can order these tests if after a detailed history if this is a possiblity.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hosamane Prabhakara
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
In layman's term yes: Milk protein allergy refers to allergy to protein in milk which consists of casein,lacto albumin and lacto gloubulin etc.Patients usually present with history of diarrhea sometimes blood stained,abdominal pain and in children in babies with failure to thrive etc.Referral to a gastroenterologist (pediatric if the patient is a child) or allergist may be warranted.
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