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Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

The same thing: I think you are saying the same thing. Atopic dermatitis is the clinical disease state, while atopic skin may just be skin that can have atopic flares. I think the terms you mentioned really are the same thing. ...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


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Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Uncommon: This is not a typical location for eczema. One might be more concerned about a contact sensitivity to products (shampoos, dyes, etc) in this location. ...Read more

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Are the red pustules under my eyes eczema?

Are the red pustules under my eyes eczema?

Not really!: Eczema causes dry, course, rough, darkened skin, but not really postules, unless you get an infection! ...Read more

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Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Possibly: There are various types of skin conditions that can contribute to rash isolated to hands. Rash can be secondary to a number of conditions including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, irritant or allergic contact hypersensitivity, or other causes. Make an appointment with Allergist or Dermatologist to get to the bottom of the cause and receive the right treatment. ...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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Recurring red rash around mouth? (not contact dermatitis)

Recurring red rash around mouth? (not contact dermatitis)

Perioral dermatitis: Is relatively common. It has unknown etiology. If persists, please, see a physician. Can be treated with antibiotics or antifungals if deemed appropriate by a physician. ...Read more

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What could dry, scaly, itchy red skin be, around the neck?

What could dry, scaly, itchy red skin be, around the neck?

Uncertain: This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis affect the lips?

Can atopic dermatitis affect the lips?

Usually not: Rashes around lips are usually due to contact with food or allergic reactions from anything. ...Read more

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How to stop the wrinkliess in atopic dermatitis eyelids?

How to stop the wrinkliess in atopic dermatitis eyelids?

Dermatology creams: Question probably better addressed by a dermatologist than an ophthalmologist. Likely suggestions would be moisturizing skin creams, or perhaps a mild otc steroid cream like Hydrocortisone 1%. Be cautious using steroid creams around the eyes, as even small amounts getting into the eyes over long periods can cause cataracts and glaucoma. Have frequent, routine eye exams. ...Read more

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Rashes around kids eyes and face?

Rashes around kids eyes and face?

A number of things!: Rashes in children are quite common and can be caused by a variety of ailments including allergy, eczema, viral illness...to name a few. Much more information would be needed for a more informative answer. ...Read more

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Could I have atopic dermatitis or just atopic skin that is dry in winter?

Could I have atopic dermatitis or just atopic skin that is dry in winter?

Variable: While most atopic patients have symptoms that worsen in the winter I have seen many who are worse in the summer, or even all year round. Every patient can be a little different. I hope you have someone to look after this for you. ...Read more

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Red rash under eyes and around face after activity mostly..Really dry peeling?

Red rash under eyes and around face after activity mostly..Really dry peeling?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a common ailment resulting from an allergic reaction to certain irritants touching your skin, according to the eye care source website. This can occur from eye make-up or skin foundation. Your eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow or the tools used for applying them may have accumulated bacteria over time. This will irritate your skin, dry it out and perhaps cause it to flake. ...Read more

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Are there differences between allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis ?

Are there differences between allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis ?

Allergens: Allegic dermatitis will result in a positive patch test. Irritant dermatitis will not elicit a possible allergy test. Allergy testing requires 2-3 days to elicit a reaction. ...Read more

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Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Likely: Itching and tearing are classic symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. See you eye doctor to confirm that this is the problem and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is winter season contrast to atopic dermatitis?

???: Eczema is an allergic inflammation of the skin leading to significant drying. Winter is typically a very dry season that can exacerbate atopic dermatitis. The key is to keep moisturized as often as possible. ...Read more

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Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?

Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?

Perhaps: Diagnosis cannot be made from your short list of symptoms alone. When was the last time you had a comprehensive Dental examination and a comprehensive Medical physical. If it's been a while, please schedule now. ...Read more

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What's the difference in appearance between atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis?

General v. localized: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that is generalized over the entire skin surface, but usually most obvious in the "flexor" areas (crooks of elbows & knees, neck, underarms). Contact dermatitis is localized to the area of contact, and is often streaky in appearance due to the effect of the contact brushing against the skin surface. Atopy also tends to be symmetrical; contact is not. ...Read more

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Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Need Evaluation: Dryness with flaking skin around the eyes could be related to excema or ocular allergies if you are rubbing your eyes frequently. Or a localized dry area could be a sign of an early skin cancer. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist for a evaluation. Additional be careful with applying any cream too close to the eye as this can cause eye irritation. ...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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Dry patches on face cheeks and around the eyes. Looks like atopic dermatitis. Could be due to doing warm compresses for MGD?How to repair skin barrier

Dry patches on face cheeks and around the eyes. Looks like atopic dermatitis. Could be due to doing warm compresses for MGD?How to repair skin barrier

Mgt: There are several products which can be used. I would suggest a major brand line cream for eczema. Use the product three times daily, Avoid immersion of face in water for more than brief time periods. An hypoallergenic facial wash and no make up products may also help
If these measures do not provide improvement, then please see your PCP.
If the rash is generalized, please see your Dermatologist. ...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?

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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis = atopic eczema. It is an inflammatory skin condition. ...Read more

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How can I overcome atopic dermatitis?

How can I overcome atopic dermatitis?

Management: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic disease. Topical steroids are used for flares. Good skin care with moisturizers, use of bland soaps etc. are recommended for maintenance. ...Read more

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What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?

Help severe patients: Puva is a last resort therapy for patients with atopic dermatitis; most can be controlled and treated with other methods, and puva treatments increase the risk that a patient will develop skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. A study from japan in 1993 showed 81% of patients responded. Only an experienced dermatologist does this treatment. Link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8485113. ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis be cured with creams?

Can atopic dermatitis be cured with creams?

Not cured: Creams can treat the symptoms (itching, dryness and flaking) but not the cause. You should consider using a mild soap (dove), good moisturizer (aquaphor, eucerin) and limiting certain foods that can exacerbate the rash ( milk, nuts, cheese, tomatoes, wheat, yeast, soy, and corn). ...Read more

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Is coq10 safe? Especially for atopic dermatitis?

Is coq10 safe? Especially for atopic dermatitis?

Safe: Coq10 is quite safe and is being looked at in many conditions. I haven't heard of any specific to atopic dermatitis, but it certainly fits the profile of things being looked at for its use in inflammatory conditions, such as atopic dermatitis is. Perhaps a dermatologist colleague could comment specifically, but overall it is very safe. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is infant atopic dermatitis?

Could you explain what is infant atopic dermatitis?

Dry skin: It is skin that is overly sensitive to drying and irritation. Sometimes it is also related to food allergies. The irritated skin is particularly found on the skin creases opposite the elbows and in the back of the knees. It is inherited. It responds to treatment with moisturizers and steroid creams. It improves with age and sometimes resolves. ...Read more

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My skin is starting to have atopic dermatitis as I age?

My skin is starting to have atopic dermatitis as I age?

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 more

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What's recommended as a cure for my annoying atopic dermatitis?

What's recommended as a cure for my annoying atopic dermatitis?

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 more

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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more