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Allergic Dermatitis Rash
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
I have allergic dermatitis. Last month during vacation sunbathed w/ one eczema w/ sunscreen. The rash is gone but the skin is lighter. Is it normal?
Yes: Sun exposure can decrease the severity of eczema. However, chronic exposure to the sun with or without sun burn can increase sun damage (not visible to the naked eye) and that can later lead to skin cancer. Ask your dermatologist or md for good moisturizer recommendations and for topical steroid oil or cream recommendations. This is safer that long term tanning for your eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old was diagnosed with allergic dermatitis tuesday and proscribed orapred. Her rash has cleared up and then came back worse in some spots. ?
See below: Allergic dermatitis can also be similar to atopic dermatitis (eczema). Oral steroids are usually used only for severe flares. The standard for care is moisturizing, moisturizing and moisturizing and then topical steroids for the areas of flare. Moisturizing with ointments is best as these keep the fluids inside of the skin, but may need to be done many times a day. Try this and see if it helps. ...Read more
With people with atopic dermatitis, can you get antibiotic related rashes if prescribed an antibiotic?
My 3 months old girl has skin allergy. Have red rashes on somr partfs of body. Dr. Said its Atopic Dermatitis. Whats the cure for this? Pls advise
Can be controlled: if the diagnosis is truly atopic dermatitis, "asthma of the skin", it can be controlled, by moisturising the skin, avoiding triggers, and at times need for some prescription medications, keep following up with your doctor/allergist, and your baby girl will eventually outgrow it, goodluck ...Read more
Rash all over except legs face and feet. Biopsy showed atopic dermatitis or medication reaction. Don't know where to begin. ?
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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