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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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My daughter has eczema and is very worried that her eczema is caused by polyester. Is it possible to be allergic to polyester? She has ocd/anxiety.

My daughter has eczema  and is very worried that her eczema is caused by polyester.  Is it possible to be allergic to polyester?  She has ocd/anxiety.

Natural fibers: Fabrics made from natural fibers such as cotton or silk are preferred for people with eczema. Polyester is likely more of an irritant than an allergen, but anything is possible. Avoiding synthetic fibers, fragranced detergents/body washes and excessive bathing combined with liberal use of hypoallergenic moisturizers may help. ...Read more

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Can eczema grow at lips?

Can eczema grow at lips?

Chelitis: Chapped lips (cheilitis) are lips that appear dry, scaly, and may have one or more small cracks (fissures). Often, the lips are sensitive, and there may or may not be redness (erythema) and swelling (edema) present. Retinoids (isotretinoin and acitretin) are the most frequent drug-induced causes for chapped lips. Lip licking can also cause this condition. ...Read more

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Could to ease the eczema on my lips?

Could to ease the eczema on my lips?

Aquaphor: Try a barrier cream like Aquaphor to seal in moisture and prevent dryness and cracking of lips. Do not overuse chapsticks as these can actually cause worsening of symptoms. Also make sure that you are not putting other makeups or lipsticks on that are causing an allergic reaction making your lips worse. ...Read more

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How can I treat atopic eczema around the lips?

How can I treat atopic eczema around the lips?

Moisturizer: Treatment for atopic dermatitis is typically a moisterizer like cerave of eucerin or aquaphor. Avoid anything irritating - even toothpaste if it gets on the outside of your mouth can be a problem. And don't lick your lips. If these thingdon't bring releif see an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you give me some advice about eczema on my lips, especially at the corners! please help!?

Can you give me some advice about eczema on my lips, especially at the corners! please help!?

Atopic Cheilitis: First remove any irritants or allergens that could be making lips worse. Avoid lip balms containing flavors, preservatives, propolis, lanolin, and other potential allergens. Apply petrolatum jelly liberally to lips. If this is not sufficient apply low dose topical corticosteroids to lips twice a day for 1-2 weeks. This is helpful in reducing inflammation and itching. ...Read more

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Any specific products ingredients to avoid for lip eczema? I know SLS is to be avoided, other than that, anymore?

Any specific products ingredients to avoid  for lip eczema? I know SLS is to be avoided, other than that, anymore?

Mouth preparations: Try stopping using toothpaste , mouth-wash, and lip stick for a week and see if the problem resolves. Use baking soda to brush teeth. If this helps, you may resume adding one item back at 1-week interval to see which product may be causing your problem. Although it is possible to be allergic to steroid cream, the incidence is rare. Consider trying a HC ointment in the meanwhil ...Read more

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My Eczema seems to be getting worse with age. Well, more depend on creams. Two days without them and I feel my lips get bad. I'm 19. Any tips?!

My Eczema seems to be getting worse with age. Well, more depend on creams. Two days without them and I feel my lips get bad. I'm 19. Any tips?!

See a dermatologist: Begin with precise diagnosis. Then learn how to control it. You probably need prescriptions. Meanwhile use something for dry skin. I prefer creams containing ceramides. Avoid caustic soaps. Dove, Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Neutrogena all make nice skin cleansers and ceramide creams. ...Read more

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Had eczema as a kid, 21 years old now and the last two years around same time July - August my lips went really dry and weepy, this time eczema aswell?

Had eczema as a kid, 21 years old now and the last two years around same time July - August my lips went really dry and weepy, this time eczema aswell?

Could be related: Those with a history of eczema have a higher likelihood of having more sensitive and reactive skin. This type of reaction on the lips is usually secondary to a contact or airborne (less likely systemic) allergen, so it is possible that you are reacting to something that you are more sensitive to in the summer. It's possible it can also be a form of eczema. Sometimes it's hard to know the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more