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Are?Eczema or?Skin rashes common in toddlers?

Are?Eczema or?Skin rashes common in toddlers?

All age groups: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Some adults "grow out of" their eczema entirely. ...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


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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

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Is winter season contrast to atopic dermatitis?

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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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 (eczema) go away with age?

Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Often but not always: 70% of the children lose their ad by age 7, but the other 30% don't. Ad may also develop in adulthood but this is much less frequent and may be a totally different disease. One thing seems clear-nearly all ad patients have dry skin , the result of a defective skin layer causing water loss. Moisturizer immediately after bathing is a must. ...Read more

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Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Good question: It is felt that this is a genetic condition realated to the early exposure of antigens in this population. As time passes and the body becomes more tolerant to the environment it tends to be mitigated in nearly 3/4 of involved patients. ...Read more

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Is eczema common in babies?

Is eczema common in babies?

Yes: Eczema is common after the first few months of life. Moderate to severe eczema in children is triggered by a food allergy in greater than 40% of children, although very uncommon to be triggered by a food allergy in adults. ...Read more

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Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March")

Is this correct?

Yes that's correct: atopic march explains natural history of allergy progression in atopic individuals, while dyshidrotic eczema is different usually has no known cause, and treatment is different, but an individual can have the condition and have asthma too as two separate conditions not necessarily linked ...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 allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...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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Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Yes it can be: Eczema herpeticform is commonly caused by Hepes Simplex virus type1or2,may also be caused by Coxackie virus A16 or Vaccinia Virus and is contagious by direct contact ...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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Can rosacea occur in children?

Can rosacea occur in children?

Several things: Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause.Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few. ...Read more

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Is immunicap testing reliable for allergy in kids with severe eczema?

Is immunicap testing reliable for allergy in kids with severe eczema?

Possibly: The testing can identify a kid with a high ige level and suggest a variety of food or other items that if avoided may improve the eczema. It's accuracy varies & it can only be considered a tool in the efforts to help kids.Skin testing is another tool with value but may be cumbersome or difficult in a kid with eczema. All this should be part of open discussion with your doc. ...Read more

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Can chronic urticaria in a child be misdiagnosed as eczema?

Can chronic urticaria in a child be misdiagnosed as eczema?

See below: Very unlikely. They are very different on clinical examination of the skin. ...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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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more