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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

See details: Try a coal tar shampoo such as Denorex, PsoriaTrax or Betatar on a daily basis. If they do not work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Would an anti-candida diet help with my seborrheic dermatitis?

Would an anti-candida diet help with my seborrheic dermatitis?

No: I've never heard of an anti-candida diet, and i can't imagine that it would help with much of anything. ...Read more

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Can you treat eczema with wheatgrass?

Can you treat eczema with wheatgrass?

Eczema: I do not feel that wheatgrass will have any benefit for eczema. Best thing to do is to keep the skin lubricated with a lotion such as cetaphil or cerave, avoid deordorant soaps and switch to dove, and try over the counter hydrocortisone. Next step your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can changing my diet treat psoriasis?

Can changing my diet treat psoriasis?

Although there's no special psoriasis diet, some people find that certain foods worsen their symptoms or that others improve skin inflammation: It can be difficult to determine what exactly is changing your psoriasis symptoms because the condition itself tends to fluctuate over time — with periods of remission alternating with times when your psoriasis becomes worse. Recent studies have found that some people who have psoriasis may also be sensitive to gluten — a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. In these people, avoiding gluten may ease their psoriasis symptoms. If you are concerned about gluten sensitivity, ask your doctor about tests you can take to either confirm or rule out this condition. ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis lead on to more severe conditions such as exfoliating dermatitis?

Can atopic dermatitis lead on to more severe conditions such as exfoliating dermatitis?

Rarely: While some atopic patients can become so severe that their condition progresses to an exfoliative dermatitis this is very rare. We also call exfoliative dermatitis "erythroderma" depending on the clinical appearance. If you have this then you need a dermatologist. This can be a very challenging thing to treat. ...Read more

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Help can using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for eczema help with the scars?

Help can using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for eczema help with the scars?

Maybe: If by scars you mean darkened areas of skin where previous outbreaks of eczema occurred, the yes, but if there is thickening, keloid, or other more hard and linear scarring these may need laser treatments or other treatment. ...Read more

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Will changing my diet help with eczema?

Will changing my diet help with eczema?

Not likely: There is evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consist pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Change in diet will definitely not cure eczema. ...Read more

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Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have other risks for cancer. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural treatment for seborriac dermatitis, vitamins, diet etc?

Can there be a natural treatment for seborriac dermatitis, vitamins, diet etc?

Natural IS best here: If you are responsible for the health of someone with seborrheic dermatitis, you have a duty to make scientific, evidence-based medicine available. Ironically, the stuff that works (topical zinc, sulfur, and/or selenium) are all offered as "holistic alternative" remedies for other illnesses. Often with a bit of a mild glucocorticoid, this is manageable. All else is adjuncts. ...Read more

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Can a high fat diet cause seborrheic dermatitis?

No.: There is no credible evidence of a link between the two, to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Are there any eczema treatments that i can use to help with oily skin?

Are there any eczema treatments that i can use to help with oily skin?

Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Could taking an oatmeal bath help with psoriasis?

Could taking an oatmeal bath help with psoriasis?

Maybe: It may help a little but the best treatments are medications which are usually extremely effective for this disorder. ...Read more

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Can propolis balm help with psoriasis?

Can propolis balm help with psoriasis?

Propolis: Traditionally, propolis is used as an antibiotic and a stimulant of the immune system, therefore reducing the occurrence and severity of colds and flue and very popular in the treatment of throat infections. Propolis from the beehive is known to increase resistance to infection and illnesses and is widely recognised as a preventative supplement. There are reports that propolis can help psoriasis. ...Read more

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Can taking zinc help with skin inflammation from acne?

Can taking zinc help with skin inflammation from acne?

Probably not: There are other reasons not to take zinc. It will upset your stomach and can make you copper deficient. To manage your acne, use topical benzoyl peroxide. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who will add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Can black soap help eczema? Can raw shea butter help eczema?

Can black soap help eczema? Can raw shea butter help eczema?

Some help: Tar soaps have been used for eczema for a hundred years or more and can be mildly helpful for itching and the outbreak, but can be noisome cosmetically. Shea butter can be helpful by providing a lipid based moisturizing routine, but there are more elegant options that moisturize and heel skin barrier function to help eczema like the Cerave line and others. ...Read more

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I got psoriasis & eczema, how do I treat it?

I got psoriasis & eczema, how do I treat it?

See below: There are a variety medications used some which can treat both, but you will need to see a dermatologist in order to have these prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema both?

Not commonly: Psoriasis and eczema are two skin problems that seem to be mutually exclusive to a degree, although this is not a hard and fast rule. In persons with psoriasis the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis—two major forms of eczema—appears to be substantially lower than in the general population. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

Can look similar: To patients, both are dry, flaky rashes that can appear at any age. Psoriasis is more specific, and can involve arthritis. Eczema can simply over dry skin, from irritation, or atopic, e.g. associated w/ asthma and allergies. Psoriasis is oilier, more yellow; outside knees+elbows. Eczema the inside elbows knees. Both on scalp of babies. Eczema really itches. Psoriasis only sometimes. ...Read more

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How can one tell if something is eczema or psoriasis?

Location?: Both rashes can be scaly, psoriasis more scaly, can be silverish scales. Common on elbows, eczema less so. Psoriasis can have fingernail pitting (tiny holes in nails). Eczema not. Eczema associated with other allergies; stress, seasonal. Psoriasis-- knees too. Or see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the differences between psoriasis and eczema?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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What are the differences between psoriasis and eczema?

Immunologic: Psoriasis and eczema are both immunological conditions that causes inflammation in the skin. Eczema is histamine driven and is related to hay fever and asthma. People with eczema have more allergies. Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory condition that affects the skin and joints, and more recently found to also affect the heart. Patients with psoriasis also have higher risks of skin cancers. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how psoriasis and eczema differ?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Can you please tell me how psoriasis and eczema differ?

Both immunologic: Psoriasis and eczema are both immunological conditions that cause inflammation in the skin. Eczema is histamine driven and is related to hay fever and asthma. People with eczema have more allergies. Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory condition that affects the skin and joints, and more recently found to also affect the heart. Patients with psoriasis have higher risks of developing skin cancers. ...Read more

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Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Yes: Either of these skin conditions can develop at any time of life. Eczema occurs more often in people with other allergies like asthma and hayfever. Eczema may occur in infancy then resolve at school age and recur later in life. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

Please advise what is the difference between eczema and psoriasis?

Very similar!: Eczema-dry cracking psoriasis. The same hla genes are identical for both. My belief is that they are variants of the same immune process, although many might disagree! i treat them the same way! ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between eczema and psoriasis in babies?

How can you distinguish between eczema and psoriasis in babies?

You cannot: you cannot but your pediatrician or a dermatologist often can. ...Read more

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How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

Sometimes overlap: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can often overlap with scalp psoriasis in a disease termed sebopsoriasis. Both conditions are from scalp inflammation. The treatments are often quite similar using topical steroid solutions/shampoos/foams and keratolytic (scale removing) shampoos and topicals. See a dermatologist to see if you have one or the other or the combined form (sebopsoriasis). ...Read more

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Can you please describe the differences of sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema?

Distinct path: Each have a distinct pathology. To better distinguish you may want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the differences of sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema?

Can you please describe the differences of sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema?

Yes: Sebborheic dermatitis and psoriasis are different conditions with different causes but often similar treatments regimens. The conditions can even be confused for the other. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with eczema since i was a newborn & yet I have it still. Could it be psoriasis?

I have been diagnosed with eczema since i was a newborn & yet I have it still. Could it be psoriasis?

Can be dificult to..: Can be difficult to differentiate. I have many patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis who have thought or been told they have eczema, and they turn out to have overt or hidden psoriasis. Actopic dermatitis is considered a synonym for excema, but it is a poor one! ...Read more

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Are leukemia, psoriasis and eczema medically related ?

No: nor part of a known syndrome that I know of, but can co-exist, not commonly though ...Read more

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What is the difference between psoriasis roseola and eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis roseola and eczema?

Few similarities.: Roseola is a viral infection affecting infants and young children. It involves a pinkish-red skin rash and a high fever that typically starts as the rash is resolving. Psoriasis consists of well-defined red plaques with silvery scales. There are many kinds of eczema, which is characterized by a diffuse reddish scaly itchy rash in various locations (depending on the type and severity). ...Read more

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Are leukemia, psoriasis and eczema medically related? If yes, how so?

Superficially: All involve white blood cells and have the letter "a" in their names. That's about all they have in common. A cancer, an illness that's probably autoimmune and exacerbated by some environmental factor, and a nonspecific reaction by injured epidermis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

YES: Psoriasis cause is unknown, most often localized on the scalp, elbows, knees, etc. Eczema like contact dermatitis can set in the face if allergic to some cream. ...Read more

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Is there any possibilities that you misdiagnosed psoriasis from eczema?

Sure: Theclinical presentation can be similar. Have a dermatologist take a look. If one already has, you can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hello. I would like to know if Himalaya skincare products are okay to use for eczema/psoriasis prone skin?

Hello. I would like to know if Himalaya skincare products are okay to use for eczema/psoriasis prone skin?

No harm: The face scrub product contains the following: english walnut, wood apple, nutmeg oil, ginger root oil, and basil oil. These are ingredients that have been used for a long time. This should not cause problems. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Oregano Antibodies (Definition)

Having serum ige to oregano can indicate the possibility of having anaphylactic spectrum reactions to foods spiced with oregano, however, there is a growing trend of testing for igg to foods. With specific examples such as heiner syndrome excluded, there are no known diseases associated with the presence of igg to foods (including oregano) and this could simply reflect that you eat ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more