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types of eczema in adults

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs Evaluation: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of o ... Read More

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash: Eczema is often used as a generic term for any type of flat skin rash. The best defined one is atopic dermatitis which is caused by the skin's inabil ... Read More
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out these: Links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/atopic-dermatitis-eczema. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/e ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Many Types: The are many forms of dermatitis (eczema), including atopic, seborrheic, stasis, contact, asteatotic, and nummular forms. Treatment depends upon the ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Whole variety: Eczema is primarily a morphologic term used to describe a red, scaling, inflammatory eruption with itching, edema, papules, vesicles, and crusts. Inc ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Itchy rash: Eczema in adults often does not follow the usual pattern (crease of elbow, crease of knees, and behind the ears etc) but the rash is usually intensely ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: There are many different kinds of eczema and dermatitis. 1. Contact dermatitis--an allergy, such as poison ivy. Typically, there are red bumps or bl ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Kennicott
36 years experience Pediatrics
Eczema: Mild eczema can be treated with moisturizers, mild sopa, and an over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If there is trouble with itching, you can gi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes see dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Depends.: Dermatitis can have many causes. Dry skin, chronic swelling, food allergy, and contact allergy are just a few of the causes. Consult with your prima ... Read More
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Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
6 years experience Pediatrics
Eczema OTC creams: Mild steroid creams (1% Hydrocortisone) can help calm inflamed patches of eczema but should be used sparingly, for no longer than two weeks and in are ... Read More

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