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What causes atopic eczema?

What causes atopic eczema?

Moisture loss: The basic problem in eczema is loss of the normal moisture from the skin causing dry skin. Dry skin itches. Scratching the dry skin (or rubbing it on bedding) causes rash. Therefore eczema has been described as "the itch that rashes." people with eczema are sometimes missing some barrier proteins that prevent moisture loss. 1/3 of eczema may have food allergy triggers, but 2/3 will not. ...Read more

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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What causes infantile eczema to occur?

What causes infantile eczema to occur?

Reactions: Eczema is the most common auto-immune disease. Autoimmunity means that the immune system, which normally is designed to attack and destroy only its enemies, attacks one'e own body. In eczema, the attack is against your own skin. This attack, however, is very common in infancy, 1 of every 3 or more babies experience eczema. Most likely this is because baby skin is touching so many new items. ...Read more

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Can infant formula cause eczema?

Can infant formula cause eczema?

Possibly: A cow's milk protein allergy may present as eczema in infants. Other symptoms may include fussiness and irritability, bloody/mucousy stools, vomiting, and poor weight gain. Consider a trial of a hypoallergenic formula, but discuss this with your doctor first. Some will try soy-based formulas, however a number of children who are truly milk-protein allergic may be soy allergic too, so be cautious. ...Read more

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What causes eczema or dermatitis?

What causes eczema or dermatitis?

Genetics allergies: People inherit the tendency toward allergic conditions as eczema. You have dry sensitive skin which loses water . Barrier creams such as eletone and hylatopic can be helpful in treating the condition. ...Read more

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What causes dyshidrotic eczema?

What causes dyshidrotic eczema?

Etiology unknown: Dyshidrotic eczema usually occurs on the palms and soles. We don't know why some people are at risk. But there are identifiable triggers. These include recurrent exposure to chemical or mechanical irritants like frequent hand scrubbing or washing, as well as irritating chemicals and certain allergenic metals like nickel. Steroid creams & avoiding irritants are the first choice treatments. ...Read more

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What causes hand eczema?

What causes hand eczema?

Depends: Eczema or dermatitis are terms for irritated skin. There are multiple reasons someone can get rashes on their hands. The most common cause is from irritant dermatitis caused by frequent exposure to moisture (sweating or hand-washing), soap, or other solvents. Other conditions that can cause hand rashes include infections, allergies, inflammatory conditions (psoriasis), etc. ...Read more

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What causes eczema?

What causes eczema?

Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. ...Read more

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What causes a toddler's rash?

What causes a toddler's rash?

See a DR: Not food. Not laundry detergent. There are thousands of different rashes. ...Read more

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Could cat hair give children eczema?

Could cat hair give children eczema?

Yes: It can exacerbate eczema in a child that is predisposed to it. Meaning it doesn't cause it, but it can make it worse. ...Read more

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What causes allergies in children?

What causes allergies in children?

Genes + environment: To develop an allergy, you need a genetic predisposition. For example, children at highest risk of developing allergic asthma are those whose parents have asthma. Also necessary is multiple exposures to the allergen. The strongest predictor of developing allergies in the future is having allergic disease now (for example, a child with eczema has increased chance of developing asthma). ...Read more

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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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What causes recurring ringworm in children?

What causes recurring ringworm in children?

Recurrent tinea: The most common cause of recurring ringworm is not using the topical medication long enough (it should be applied at least 3 days after the lesion is no longer visible). Another consideration would be re-exposure from a source such as playmate or pet. When the treatment becomes difficult with topical medications, oral antifungals may be indicated. They are available by prescription only. ...Read more

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What causes babies to get nappy rash when teething?

What causes babies to get nappy rash when teething?

Not related: Nappy (diaper) rash and teething are two unrelated events that sometimes just happen to occur at the same time. Babies get nappy rash when their tender skin is in contact with a soiled diaper for too long a time. This can occur whether or not they are teething. One does not cause the other. ...Read more

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Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

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Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

Probable: Asthma is often hereditary as are allergies. However whether a disease condition will develop or not is dependent on how the body interacts with the environment. For example, in identical twins there is a close to 60% that the other twin would develop asthma if one of the twin has it. In non-identical twins, the chance is slightly under 30%. ...Read more

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What leads to atopic eczema?

What  leads to atopic eczema?

Atopy (see below): Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read more

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What causes baby acne?

What causes baby acne?

Maternal Hormones: Baby acne is the result of maternal hormones passed onto your baby during pregnancy. These hormones stimulate the oil glands and cause those red, sometimes white bumps on your baby's cheeks and forehead. Baby acne typically makes its appearance at 3-4 weeks of age. It is very common and unfortunately, cannot be prevented. Take heart though, it will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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What causes baby acne?

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What causes baby acne?

Baby: Baby acne is usually caused by hormones that babies receive from their mother at the end of pregnancy. Some products can also rarely promote baby acne. ...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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What causes hyperpigmentation in children?

What causes hyperpigmentation in children?

Inflammation: Any rash can inflame the basal layer of skin where the pigment cells are and cause the pigment to drop into the dermis causing hyperpigmentation. This will resolve with time but can be diminished with prescription creams. ...Read more

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What causes varicose eczema?

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What causes varicose eczema?

Venous hypertension: Varicose or venous eczema is always commonly referred to as stasis dermatitis, even though this is an inaccurate description. Stasis means that blood isn't moving. In the case of venous eczema, the blood is moving, it is just going the wrong way. We call this reflux and reflux occurs in varicose vein disease. The problem is too much pressure in the veins and the inflammation that results. ...Read more

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Can using hard water (our tap water) baths be the cause of my child's eczema?

Can using hard water (our tap water) baths be the cause of my child's eczema?

No.: There are probably numerous causes of eczema, but there's no evidence that tap water will cause it, no matter how hard it is. A strong soap will wash the natural oils off of your child's skin and worsen the eczema, however. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Needs Evaluation: 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. Discolored skin could also be due to skin fungal infection. See pediatrician to determine proper treatment course. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugars be the cause of my baby's eczema rash?

Can high blood sugars be the cause of my baby's eczema rash?

No.: I don't know of any evidence of a link between blood glucose levels and eczema. The good news is that most babies outgrow infantile eczema; the bad news is we can't tell you when - could be a week, could be a year or more. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief

What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief

Unfortunately.......: Very few cases of eczema are improved by eliminating foods from the diet. Also, skin tests usually used to determine allergies (for hay fever, for example), are not reliable in patients with skin problems like eczema, so the only way to tell is by trial and error which is difficult. See a dermatologist for a good skin regimen before getting too caught up in eliminating foods from her diet. ...Read more

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What can I do for my child's eczema?

What can I do for my child's eczema?

Multifaceted: Proper treatment for eczema should start with identifying any possible triggers for worsening. A proper skincare regimen starting with a topical emollient is of utmost importance. Then depending on severity, medications such as topical steroids or other prescription products are available. talk with your pediatrician about tips to limit eczema flare ups (bath time, light towel drying, etc) ...Read more

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How can you treat eczema for a child?

How can you treat eczema for a child?

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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How can you treat your childs eczema?

Eczema: Eczema is dryness of the skin and is very common in children. The most important part of therapy is moisturizing the skin often. The more you moisturize the less need there is for treatment with topical steroids. But topical steroids are used frequently and can help keep the flare up of eczema in check. Talk with your doctor as to which steroid is right for your child or yourself. ...Read more

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Will my child grow out of their eczema?

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Will my child grow out of their eczema?

Most likely: It is estimated that approximately 15% of children with eczema will continue to have it into adulthood. Majority grow out of it by 10 or 11 years old, or have very mild intermittent flares. ...Read more

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What can be done for your child's eczema?

What can be done for your child's eczema?

Skin moisturizers : Eczema is considered a chronic skin condition which is not curable, but treatable. It tends to get worse during dry/colder weath and better with warmer and more humid temperature. Keep skin moist, avoid excessive cleansing/scrubbing/hot bath/showers etc...Generous use of skin lotion helps. At times, topical meds/steroids, or oral medications may be needed. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is done for a child that has eczema?

What is done for a child that has eczema?

Moisturize!: The most important aspect of managing eczema is trapping in moisture to the skin. Immediately after bathing or showering place a moisturizer such as aquaphor, vaseline, or any other cream which will keep the skin moist. Apply 3-4 times daily. In addition your pediatrician can discuss using a short term topical steroid for flares and a medication to take by mouth for itching. ...Read more

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In what way can I treat a child's eczema?

Diligence required: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a complex condition mainly due to an inborn defect in the skin's ability to retain water. It requires daily attention for successful control. Good resources for care are : http://nationaleczema.Org and http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/eczema.Html. The first even has brand name recommendations for skin care products and both have links to other useful sites. ...Read more

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I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

Control more likely: Curing may be unrealistic unless you can find a food or other allergen causing the eczema and then eliminating it from your child's life. Gentle cleansers, daily use of a good moisturizer like cetaphil and others, use of topical cortisone when necessary, can all help keep eczema in check. Kids with eczema seem to get bacterial skin infections easily too, so oral antibiotics sometimes help a lot. ...Read more

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How can I help myself, or my child, to manage eczema?

How can I help myself, or my child, to manage eczema?

Daily routines: 1. Keep skin moist:daily short bath, moisturizing cream, e.g., triceram 2. Avoidance of irritants:prefer soft cotton clothing to wool, avoid overdressing 3. Avoidance of triggering allergens if known 4. Check with your doctor promptly if secondary skin infection is suspected 5. Consider taking probiotics, e.g. Lactobacillus gg and l. Reuteri. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Gentle cleaners: Use of soap free, fragrance free cleansers are best. Some companies make body wash oils that are marketed for eczema as well. After bathing liberal use of moisturizer is recommended. ...Read more

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My child has a bad case of eczema. I have tried lots of things but nothing seems to work for long?

Think prevention: Topical medications may help reduce or eliminate the rash of eczema temporarily, but the rash will come back. However, if your child is allergic to a food and it is avoided, that may help decrease the chances of the rash returning. Also, patients with eczema must continue gentle skin care and daily moisturizing for life to help prevent and severe dry cracking skin. ...Read more

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How can I heal my childs eczema on her face?

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How can I heal my childs eczema on her face?

Eczema on face: Try to identify the triggers, and eliminate them. Some common triggers are soaps, detergents, milk and eggs. In general, topical steroids are not recommended on the face, but if the eczema is very bad, you could apply a very thin layer of Hydrocortisone 0.5%. It's always prudent to take your child to a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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