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At Home Remedy For Atopic Dermatitis
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
Doesn't exist: Many people believe that "herbal" means "safe" and "no side effects", and manufacturers encourage that myth. But many substances, such as poison ivy, are "herbal", and you don't want them anywhere near their skin. Furthermore, the product with no possible side effects, herbal or not, does not exist. Don't waste your money on "no side effect" remedies; they don't work, and do have side effects. ...Read more
Moisturizer/steroid: If you look at eczema as a problem with inflammation and dryness, you define what you are treating more easily. Whether it's mild or severe, you should always use topical moisturizers (eucerin, aveeno, (oatmeal) even vaseline). Topical steroids will take care of the inflammation. The severity of the rash generally determines how strong it needs to be. ...Read more
I am suffering from atopic dermatitis since last 2 years, affecting face and hantried local and systemic steroids, moiturisers.Suggest me treatment?
Took cetrizine for month, my eyes are still itchy, I have atopic dermatitis, vision is important to me, what treatment is best for me?
Eye drips: Ocular allergies can be very uncomfortable. Recommended meds include topical anti -allergies such as Patanol or Bepreve (bepotastine besilate) ( prescribed allergy drops). Only by getting a combination of systemic and ocular drops can you get your symptoms in control. As always a complete eye exam is highly recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoidance: Since "atopic dermatitis" is an allergy you have that is exhibited by symptoms on your skin, avoidance of whatever it is you are allergic to is the mainstay of treatment. Also, you need to take good care of your skin. Don't overbathe, use cooler water on your skin, don't rub skin after shower/bath (pat it dry or air dry) and moisturize - moisturize! for this you can use things like coconut or shea. ...Read more
Wat''s difference between eczema & atopic dermatitis? Which one is harder to treat and difficult to deal with? Can the words be used interchangeably?
Yes, Interchangeable: Atopic dermatitis and eczema are usually interchangeable because they mean the same condition. However, you could have eczema which could be localized such as nummular eczema which is not atopic dermatitis. The term atopic is associated with allergy. Patients with atopic dermatitis do suffer from other conditions such as asthma also. ...Read more
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