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Atopic dermatitis, scalp really itchy, when used baby shampoo, got worse,w hat should i do ?

Atopic dermatitis, scalp really itchy, when used baby shampoo, got worse,w hat should i do ?

Don't use baby shamp: Baby shampoo is TERRIBLE for an itchy scalp. It is the wrong pH. The pH keeps it from burring little eyes, but it is not good for your hair. Probably made it worse. Selsun Blue is a better choice.There are also prescriptions that a physician could prescribe ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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My daughter is 3 and at 1 she was diagnosed w/eczema and atopic dermatitis. Her scalp after bath w/itchy & flakey like dandruff. Nothing wrks, help! ?

My daughter is 3 and at 1 she was diagnosed w/eczema and atopic dermatitis. Her scalp after bath w/itchy & flakey like dandruff. Nothing wrks, help! ?

Eczema=atopic: Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, baths every other day, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. Cortisone ointment helps, too. If doing this doesn't help enough, she should see her doctor. ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis occur on scalp in a 19 year old adult?

Can atopic dermatitis occur on scalp in a 19 year old adult?

Yes: Several other skin conditions also occur. Best to see a dermatologist. Is there eczema anywhere else? Itch? Any treatment so far? Scales or flakes? ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis occur on only scalp? My scalp gets irritated by water n sweat n theres no moisture. Its been 3 years. It started suddenly.

Can atopic dermatitis occur on only scalp? My scalp gets irritated by water n sweat n theres no moisture. Its been 3 years. It started suddenly.

May not be atopy: It could be seborrhic dermatitis check the hair oil ,conditioners or shampoo make sure to have your dermatologist do a scraping test for fungus so they can treat for scalp fungus i nfection ...Read more

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For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

Baby shampoo is fine: Despite what you may have read about baby shampoos, it is still the recommended product for scalp atopic dermatitis. Remember avoid very hot water and keep hydrated. ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when i don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when i don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

Avoid them: I am please something is helping your eczema. The relationship between food allergies and eczema is not well understoo. I would just encourage you to continue doing what works.D. ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

Doubt food allergy: As an adult, it is doubtful that you have so many food allergies to different foods that cause you eczema flares. You need to see an allergist and get tested, to identify your triggers, you may hae environmental triggers that you do not know of, rather than food allergies. ...Read more

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Which shampoo do I use if scalp is itchy, sore, bleeding(yellow, orange), I have atopic dermatitis and also had difficult time after dying my hair ?

Which shampoo do I use if scalp is itchy, sore, bleeding(yellow, orange), I have atopic dermatitis and also had difficult time after dying my hair ?

Fragrance free: You need to use a fragrance free shampoo, but you also need to have your scalp looked at by a dermatologist as you need to treat the ongoing problem with your skin. ...Read more

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Wat''s difference between eczema & atopic dermatitis? Which one is harder to treat and difficult to deal with? Can the words be used interchangeably?

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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How to cure atopic dermatitis?

How to cure atopic dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis: Really there is no "cure" for atopic dermatitis, there is management. In my practice I recommend: decreased bathing (small baths every other day) using dove sensitive skin soap, liberal use of emollients (aveeno, aquaphor,cetaphil) and small amounts of topical steroids in the worst areas used sparingly until the outbreak resolves. Also, careful attention to products with fragrances and chemicals. ...Read more

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Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Itching.: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes (as opposed to a rash that itches) - it's the itching that comes first, and scratching it that causes the rash. The itchiest areas are typically crooks of arms, backs of knees, and sides of neck, although other areas can be involved. Most kids outgrow it, although an unfortunate minority do not. Treatment depends on location and severity. ...Read more

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How to cure my drying atopic dermatitis?

How to cure my drying 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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What sort of problem is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis most often begins in childhood before age 5 and may persist into adulthood. For some, it flares periodically and then subsides for a time, even up to several years. Itching may be severe, and scratching the rash can make it even itchier and cause more inflammation. Once the skin barrier is broken, the skin can become infected by bacteria, especially staphylococcus aureus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

What are the symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

rash from scratchin: Most of the time, the main symptom is intensely itchy skin that causes the person to scratch. The scratching can cause patches of red rashes, often in the bends of the elbows and knees, or other joints; sometimes on the face, hands and feet; sometimes all over the body. If you keep scratching, you can get bleeding and skin lines (lichenification), and superficial skin infections that are painful. ...Read more

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What is causes you to get atopic dermatitis?

What is causes you to get atopic dermatitis?

Many factors: There is no single cause for atopic dermatitis. There r some common factors that a lot of ad patients share, such as dry skin, not producing enough natural antibiotics on the skin. But there are individual factors, such as food allergy, which can play an important role in some patients. ...Read more

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What is it like to used the drug dupliumab for atopic dermatitis?

What is it like to used the drug dupliumab for atopic dermatitis?

May improve rash: Dupliumab is a monoclonal antibody that binds the alpha subunit of the IL-4 receptor modulating the IL-4 and Il-13 pathways. This drug is still under investigation, but it does appear to have benefit in decreasing the number of asthma exacerbations in patients with allergic asthma. Atopic dermatitis is thought to be due to some of the same triggers and thus may respond also. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for atopic dermatitis?

Is there a cure for atopic dermatitis?

No: There are several ways to keep it under control. The key is hydration and moisturizers. Topical steroids are used to treat flare ups. ...Read more

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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


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