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how do i calm flared rosacea and atopic dermatitis without using a cortisone steroid? preferably naturally?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Not much: but the most important cause for AD is the defective skin barrier leading to water loss. Applying a good moisturizer

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How can I tell if my childs skin rash is from exposure to poison oak?

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Contact dermatitis: Poison ivy, oak and sumac all contain the same substance which causes a severe contact skin reaction in most people. The rash will appear from about 24-48 hours after the exposure to the plant oil. It is red, raised, very itchy and often has a seepy discharge or blisters. It will often appear in "streaky" lines on the areas which were exposed. Rash on the face can cause a lot of swelling.
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My baby has eczema and now the forehead flaking at the skin line - what can I do?

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A 28-year-old member asked:

My sister is pregnant and has an unsightly rash all over her body. Her doctor says its normal, but ive never heard of it. What causes this?

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My newborn has a rash that looks like little pimples or freckles; will it go away?

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A female asked:

Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Doc needs to examine: Many skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Some preventive measures: take warm showers (hot ones strip natural oils; baths do likewise); moisturize immediately after shower; if in sun or wind, moisturize & use sunblock; avoid strong soaps/body washes.

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