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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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Took cetrizine for month, my eyes are still itchy, I have atopic dermatitis, vision is important to me, what treatment is best for me?

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 more

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I have been experience regular eye inflammations. Symptoms start with red eye, until very foggy vision.I have atopic dermatitis I was told that I have blefarithis as well.. Do you think is related? What can do to avoid this constant inflammations? thank

I have been experience regular eye inflammations. Symptoms start with red eye, until very foggy vision.I have atopic dermatitis I was told that I have blefarithis as well.. Do you think is related? What can  do to avoid this constant inflammations? thank

Atopic dermatitis: Often the eyelids are most affected by the dry skin and itching of atopic dermatitis. Frequent rubbing only makes it worse and introduces bacteria. Sometimes atopic dermatitis is associated with keratoconus in which the cornea becomes cone shaped and may be exposed and susceptible. A good rule of thumb: do not touch your itchy eyelids unless applying moisturizer and this should be done ALOT. ...Read more

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What will treat atopic dermatitis?

What will treat atopic dermatitis?

Treat itch, triggers: There are 4 basic principles to treating atopic dermatitis: 1: controlling itch with antihistamines, 2: good skin care for dryness, 3: using anti-inflammatory medications like steroid creams and elidel/protopic type agents, and 4: studying and addressing triggers (like food or animal allergies or chemicals that irritate sensitive skin, or superinfection with staph). See dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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How do I cure my atopic dermatitis?

How do I cure my atopic dermatitis?

Difficult: Up to 40% of children with atopic dermatitis have some food allergy. Adults have a much lower %. In those ad patients with food allergy, eliminating the food may help significantly. In mild cases, it may even "go away". Otherwise, it is very difficult to cure. Good moisturization is the fundation of treating ad. Then anti itch meds, topical steroids, can help u feel better. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure atopic dermatitis?

Is it possible to cure atopic dermatitis?

Treatable!: Atopic dermatitis can be treated but not cured. With proper management, a person can remain symptom free, and have beautiful skin. One must remain diligent in keeping good care of their skin. Mild soaps should be used to bathe the skin, and thick moisturing creams should be applied immediately after bathing to keep moisture in the skin. Topical steroids and immunomodulaters can also be used. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for atopic dermatitis?

What do you recommend for atopic dermatitis?

Moisture & ceramides: Atopic dermatitis is a sensitive skin condition that has multiple triggers. Eczema or atopic dermatitis seems to respond to the application of moisturizing creams containing ceramides. Also, fragranced soaps also seem to contribute to atopic flares. There are differing degrees of severity. Speak with your dermatologist about the best course of therapy for you. Until the appointment, try cerave'. ...Read more

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Is atopy different thing from atopic dermatitis?

Is atopy different thing from atopic dermatitis?

They're related: Atopy is the medical term lay folks equate with "allergy". It's a general term. Atopic dermatitis is a particular form of atopy. Specifically it's an allergic response within the dermis, which is the connective tissue under the skin. Many know it as eczema. People can have chronic issues exacerbated by flare ups. Pts can often be treated by their pcp. Derm referral may be needed for severe cases. ...Read more

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How does atopic dermatitis start? Is it inherited?

How does atopic dermatitis start? Is it inherited?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is also called eczema, dermatitis, or atopy. Most commonly, it may be thought of as a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. ...Read more

Atopy (Definition)

Atopy usually dignifies atopic dermatitis. Some people call it eczema. It is a condition which affects the skin with dryness, redness, itchiness. It is probably brought on by allergy, but in most instances we don't know ...Read more


Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more