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Can You Develop Eczema
Albinism vs vitiligo: If you are born with a genetic mutation that prevents production of melanin (and other pigments), then you are an albino and have albinism. If you begin to lose pigment (typically in patches) as you age, then you likely have vitiligo (e.g. Michael jackson), which is a skin condition where the pigment-producing cells die for various reasons. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vitiligo/ds00586. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ragweed hater: Ragweed, a weed that pollenates from mid august till later september, is a major cause of respiratory allergy symptoms in much of the usa. The extent and severity of symptoms is dependent upon amount of exposure, degree of sensitivity, organ system involvement, and response to treatment. Therefore symptoms can very from mild to potentially life threatening. ...Read more
Itchy rash: Eczema in adults often does not follow the usual pattern (crease of elbow, crease of knees, and behind the ears etc) but the rash is usually intensely itchy and symmetrically distributed. A high serum IgE helps but not diagnostic. The probability rises significantly if the person also suffers from hay fever and/or asthma as well a family history of eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but not common: While garlic is not a very common food allergy to develop, there are people out there with garlic allergy. If you are concerned about a possible garlic allergy see an Allergist to determine your risk. In the meantime avoid garlic until further workup and evaluation can be completed. ...Read more
Can be a challenge: This type of eczema results in "coin-shaped" circles of eczema which is often quite itchy and located on the legs (most common location) the arms or trunk. Higher potency topical steroids can be helpful, but does take longer to respond than regular eczema. Often, injections of cortisone into the plaques can offer fast relief and clearance. See your doctor or a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
No: You cannot have eczema on the eyeball itself, but you can have eczema on the eyelids. You would treat it the same as eczema elsewhere, by using moisturizers. If you have eczema, you are atopic, which means that you are also at risk for allergies in your eyes, which you could treat with topical antihistamines. ...Read more
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