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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Inflammatory skin response. It can be due to infection, allergy or other reasons.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
DERMATITIS: It depends on the kind of dermatitis. Some are recurrent , others respond easity to treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Dermatitis: A number of health conditions, allergies, genetic factors, physical and mental stressors, and irritants can cause dermatitis.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
The skin is: The largest organ in the body. A breach in its integrity can lead to a more invasive and serious infection, i.e., flesh eating bacteria. Cosmetic issu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
The same thing: I think you are saying the same thing. Atopic dermatitis is the clinical disease state, while atopic skin may just be skin that can have atopic flare ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Remove the irritant: Contact dermatitis is a straight forward issue of stopping the exposure. You also want to protect the skin with a good moisturizing lotion. Eczema is ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergic disorder: Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is an allergic disorder of the skin. However, eczema is not always directly caused by allergies. It is known as “the itc ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
rash from scratchin: Most of the time, the main symptom is intensely itchy skin that causes the person to scratch. The scratching can cause patches of red rashes, often in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Skin & celiac sprue: Dermatitis herpetiformis is a very special skin eruption uniquely linked to celiac sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy). Not every sprue patient devel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
?: I can't think of a mechanism for this since showering would involve your scalp but bathing likely not. There is a condition known as cholinergic urti ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Stasis: Although extensive work has been completed in the study of treatment of venous ulcers, no large, well-controlled trials examine the treatment of stasi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Not specific enough: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Possible: Dermatitis (another name for eczema) is not inherently dangerous, but it tends to itch, which makes it miserable. Constant scratching leads to infecti ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Itching.: Despite its often nasty appearance contact dermatitis rarely becomes secondarily infected. But the itching can be intense and persist for days to week ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Itching.: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes (as opposed to a rash that itches) - it's the itching that comes first, and scratching it that causes the ras ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
DERMATITIS: Nummular eczema are round inflammatory pruritis skin lesions treated with oral antibiotics and local steroid cream whereas contact dermatitis is caus ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Essential fatty acids such as flaxseed oil and zinc can be helpful.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
18 years experience in Allergy
Red itchy rash: Signs and symptoms: typically the main symptom is itchy skin that has an associated red rash. You can also have associated blisters, thick or scal ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
One month: It can last 2-4 weeks or longer after the cause of the rash is removed and avoided. If the cause of the contact dermatitis is not removed then the rea ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Allergy: Atopia means allergy. Dermatitis means skin rash. It's simply an allergic skin rash.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
It's clinical: A trained eye looks at the lesions. A biopsy may seal the dignosis of what the cause of the "coin-like" lesions are. Psoriasis is most common.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Stasis dermatitis is a lower leg condition in which the legs develop a rash because blood pools there due to circulatory issues, usually veins that d ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience in Dermatology
Hydrate your skin: While there is not a cure for eczema, there are many things you can do to take care of your skin and reduce the dryness and itching. 1. Avoid hot sho ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Allergic reaction: Patch testing is done when there is a reasonable suspicion that the dermatitis is caused by an allergen that is contacting the skin (allergic contact ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Skin rash: Eczema "the itch that rashes" is actually caused by a defect in the skin. An allergy or irritant makes the skin itchy & then scratching the skin caus ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes & No: In skin biopsy, spongotic findings only mean that there are fluid present and not a finding for a specific skin disease.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Genetics allergies: People inherit the tendency toward allergic conditions as eczema. You have dry sensitive skin which loses water . Barrier creams such as eletone and h ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes and no.: Poison oak allergic reactions is a form of allergic contact dermatitis. But there are hundreds of chemicals and substances which can cause allergic c ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Patch testing: Toxicodendron dermatitis is poison ivy, for those who don't know. A patch test can be applied to the back to determine if you are allergic to the toxi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
They're related: Atopy is the medical term lay folks equate with "allergy". It's a general term. Atopic dermatitis is a particular form of atopy. Specifically it's an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Not a diagnosis: This is a non-specific description of a skin biopsy. It can be useful only when used with clinical correlation by a dermatologist.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Dermatitis Herpetifo: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of ti ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Depends on type: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
Skin inflammation: Eczema is the formal term for dermatitis, which means skin inflammation. When most people talk about eczema, they are really referring to atopic derm ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Probably: as any other irritating agent
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Treat itch, triggers: There are 4 basic principles to treating atopic dermatitis: 1: controlling itch with antihistamines, 2: good skin care for dryness, 3: using anti-infl ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Brown
15 years experience in Dermatology
Atopy (see below): Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you al ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience in Dermatology
Gluten: Dermatitis herpetiformis is related to gluten. Dh can be diagnosed with skin biopsy. Blood tests may also help. Complete elimination of gluten will ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damian Cornacchia
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: In most cases, dermatitis is treatable, but there are many different reasons for dermatitis, i.e. Infection rash, sunburn, chemical exposure. Dermatit ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience in Dermatology
Microscopic diagnosi: Lichenoid is a descriptive word which is related to a kind of inflammatory reaction in the skin which resembles lichen planus.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudia Anglade
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Unknown: This condition is similar to Eczema which can be caused by exposure to allergies, certain foods, metals and chemicals.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: The treatment will vary on the extent and symptoms associated with the rash. Topical steroid ointments, may be used, as well as oral antihistamines, a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience in Dermatology
Shampoos and cream: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair, ears, eyebrows, and nasolabial folds. It is caused by numerous factors including altere ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nice review: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1062640-treatment.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Depends: Commonest is atopic, relieved by combination of 1part gla to 8 parts epa given by mouth.See a nutritionist.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stasis dermatitis: Skin changes which result from deposition of iron from sluggish return of blood due to varicose veins and/or venous insufficiency. Compression stockin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Born again, maybe: Eczema typically a waxing/waning condition of the skin..Symptom severity often correlate with weather changes, i.e..Winter weather usually makes eczem ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: If the patient is an adult and the acne is new, look for an underlying cause, especially a hormonal problem (androgen in a woman, cortisol in either s ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure: Multivitamin won't hurt. It's the biotin that helps nails/hair. If your hair loss is from seb derm only, treating the fungus w prescription shampoos w ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience in Dermatology
It : It could possibly be contact dermatitis. The eyelid skin is thin and gets exposed to irritants/allergens by transfer from the hands (rubbing the eyel ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Sensitive and allergic skin has a strong genetic component. In fact, syndromes exist that are very predictable and often are inherited. Atopic (alle ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Avoid contactant: If you know what you are allergic to, avoid contact with that substance and anything containing that substance. Dermatologists have lists of products ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Silge
15 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It depends: There are no foods that are universally associated with atopic dermatitis. In moderate to severe atopic dermatitis about 30-50% of patients will have ... Read More
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