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Can You Outgrow Eczema
Yes: Some food allergies can be outgrown. Particularly foods such as milk, soy and egg. Tolerance to inhalant allergies can develop such as to dog dander however getting away from these tolerating allergens such as going away to college and then returning can cause significant symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Statistically, about 1/3 of those with adhd "outgrow" it, about 1/3 see significant improvement but continue to have some residual symptoms and impairment, and about 1/3 continue to have full-blown adhd. The hyperactivity part improves more often and more predictably than the inattentive part. Learning effective coping skill is key. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Probably not: Reactions to Codeine usually occur because it is a narcotic which can cause nausea and vomiting and directly activate cells in the body which contain histamine, called mast cells. In sensitive individuals Codeine causes mast cells to release histamine causing flushing, itching, hives, swelling of skin/lips, etc. The sensitivity persists but can pretreat or use fentanyl (less mast cell activation). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A strong link: A mom told me in israel her son's eczema was referred to as skin asthma; a great way to emphasize that infantile eczema often precedes onset of asthma by 2-3 years. For every 3 kids seen for eczema 2 react to foods on skin/blood testing. Only 1 of 3 improves with elimination of some foods. They're never allergic to all the foods to which they react. Dust mites may be the primary culprit in the end. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Location: Eczema is a broad term used to describe a group of conditions characterized by dry sensitive skin. It include atopic dermatitis (usually starting in childhood associated with allergies), xerotic eczema (winter's itch), and others. Dyshidrotic eczema specifically denotes eczema on the hands. Patients have tiny tapioca pudding like blisters on the sides of the palms and fingers. ...Read more
Peanut allergy: Allergy to peanuts can be extremely dangerous. Serious reactions can occur. The most dangerous is anaphylaxsis shock and this can cause death. You must see an allergist for examination and treatment to prevent severe consequences from peanut allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?
Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more
Avoid allergems: The only way to cure allergic reactions if possible is to avoid the products or conditions that cause the allergy. Unfortunately that may be difficult because of the chemicals in products and the environment. You may be able to to decrease symptoms amd use less medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid dry skin: There are many steroid creams and ointments used to treat eczema, but i think you'll find one of the most helpful things is to keep your skin well lubricated. In the pharmacy, you'll find a whole wall of skin-lubricating products. Eucerin and lubriderm are among the many non-prescription products available. When in medcal school, we recommended crisco! that's less easy to kind in kitchens now! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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