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is atopic dermatitis contagious

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes, Interchangeable: Atopic dermatitis and eczema are usually interchangeable because they mean the same condition. However, you could have eczema which could be localize ... Read More
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A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Atopic Dermatitis: Really there is no "cure" for atopic dermatitis, there is management. In my practice I recommend: decreased bathing (small baths every other day) usin ... 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Cure not possible: Unfortunately there really isn't a cure for atopic dermatitis. But it is definitely treatable. I often tell patients that if using a moisturizer 3-5 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience in Dermatology
No: Psoriasis affects up to 3% of the population, is common, has many presentations and levels of severity and is not contagious.
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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 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience in Dermatology
Depends on cause: Eczema or dermatitis are general terms we use to describe a group of inflammed skin conditions that causes chronic, itchy rashes. Types of eczema incl ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
From NCBI: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002451/.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
No: It is genetic. It is not an infection, not contagious, not allergy, not due to food, but treatable.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
No: No. Eczema is an inherited condition with impaired skin barrier resulting in inflammation, causing redness and itching.
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Eczema or Staph Infn: Eczema is not contageous, it is an infammatory disorder of the skin. Eczema can become secondarily infected with staphylococcus as it is a skin organ ... 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Hand dermatitis is usually contact dermatitis which can be due to allergy mainly to metals, detergents etc, a type 4 allergic reaction, different ftom ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergy: Allergic rhinitis is not contagious. It is not an infectious disease, thus you cannot transmit or be infected by allergies.
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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 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Dandruff is caused by flaking of (usually dry) scalp. It is not a contagious condition.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
No.: "no" to other people, but may be "yes" to yourself-it might spread from one area to another.
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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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
No evidence that is: Pityriasis rosea is a rash usually on the trunk, upper part of the body of red streaky spots often in a Christmas tree type of distribution. Cause is ... Read More
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
No: Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disorder that is inherent to one's immune system. It is not contagious.
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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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