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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...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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3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?

Exposure: I recommend you eliminate gluten and dairy exposure (that means you eliminate it if you are breastfeeding). Also, make sure you survey the environment your baby is in for likely allergens like pets, dust, carpets, detergents, etc. ...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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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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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

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What is the best treatment for eczema on the lips?

Moisturizing: Eczema is often controlled by strategies to reduce drying of skin. Avoid irritants (harsh soap, hot water) and apply moisturizer immediately after bathing and several times during day (Aquaphor, Vanicream, Eucerin, CeraVe are all good, but with varying degree of "greasiness"). Low-dose topical corticosteroid can be used as well. If any sign of infection of cracked skin, then antibiotic essential ...Read more

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What can be done for eczema around the lips?

Chapped lips: They appear like chapped lips but respond best to a steroid cream ( ask your doctor to prescribe for you) applied 2-3 times per day. ...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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Is it possible to have eczema on your lips, if so how can I treat it?

Is it possible to have eczema on your lips, if so how can I treat it?

Yes: You can have eczema on your lips when you come in contact with an allergen that you are allergic sometimes called contact dermatitis. It is treated with steroid cream. The otc is Hydrocortisone other stronger steroids you need a script from your md. ...Read more

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Can you get eczema on your lips and gums?

Only lip eczema: Eczema by definition is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin. Lip eczema, which is eczema that occurs on or near the lips, leads to redness, cracking, inflammation and severe itching. Gum's "eczema is probably a gingivitis and needs to be addressed by your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Eczema on lips, what does it look like and how do you get rid of it (the eczema) ? Permanently

Prevention: It appears very similar to chapped lips...red, cracked, crusty, dry, itchy. Preventing inflammation of the lips requires daily maintenance. Avoid licking lips. My favorite lip balm is Carmex and Blistex Medicated. Sometimes topical steroids are necessary. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my lips since i was 12, nothing work permenantly and recently it recovers automatically whenever I have long school holiday.Why ?

I have eczema on my lips since i was 12, nothing work permenantly and recently it recovers automatically whenever I have long school holiday.Why ?

Something different: Is obviously happening while on school break that does not while in classes. Or perhaps you unknowingly lick or moisten your lips while concentrating in school, but do not do this while at home on holiday. Or your home has a better humidifier than the dry air at school. Use moisturizer or chapstick and avoid irritation/drying by licking or chewing on your lips at school! ...Read more

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How to get rid of eczema on my lips fast!?

How to get rid of eczema on my lips fast!?

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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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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