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Eczema or contact dermatitis, treatment?

Eczema or contact dermatitis, treatment?

Remove the irritant: Contact dermatitis is a straight forward issue of stopping the exposure. You also want to protect the skin with a good moisturizing lotion. Eczema is something that comes from an internal exposure like a food allergy that alters the immune system. You still want to stop the exposure, but it can be hard to find. Both conditions can be moderated with steroid creams and good lotions. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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What is the next break through in dermatology?

What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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Can a non-ophthalmologist physician write a contact lens prescription?

Can a non-ophthalmologist physician write a contact lens prescription?

Any doctor: Can, but only a qualified doctor will. Just like all doctors can (legally) do heart surgery, but only heart surgeons actually do it. ...Read more

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What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

Allergy: When you are allergic to one of the ingredients of the cosmetic in question, you will develop contact dermatitis. Unfortunately it is frequently difficult to identify the specific ingredient that is causing the problem, since cosmetic companies often keep their formulas secret. A dermatologist can help you do it, though, with patch testing. ...Read more

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What qualifies as intimate skin-to-skin contact?

What qualifies as intimate skin-to-skin contact?

Skin to skin....: ...Contact is any contact of skin on skin between any people any time. What is "intimate" depends on the people you ask. Some might find any touching to be intimate, while to another person the term might only refer to sexual activity. Additionally, there might be a specific legal definition to what constitutes "intimate.". ...Read more

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How would manage my contact dermatitis with creams?

How would   manage my contact dermatitis with creams?

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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Can contact dermatitis be lupus?

Can contact dermatitis be lupus?

No: There are several forms of lupus. All of these have skin changes. Contact dermatitis is a different problem and not part of lupus. ...Read more

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Should i get contact lens solutions with thimerasol?

Should i get contact lens solutions with thimerasol?

Not necessarily: Thimerasol is preservative used in some contact lens solutions. It can actually cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. There are also many other effective solutions available without thimerasol. Really any commercially available solution should be effective. The best advice is proper eye and contact lens care. Clean and replace contacts as directed. ...Read more

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May someone recommend the best skin dermatologist in south jersey , new jersey , the best md board certified please?Thanks.

Many choices : There are many excellent dermatologists in southern nj. One choice is; warren r. Heymann, md. His website is http://www.Hmgderm.Com/. His address is: 100 brick road, suite 306, marlton, new jersey, 08053 the office number is: (856) 596-0111. ...Read more

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What is contact dermatitis?

What is contact dermatitis?

Reaction: Contact dermatitis is where something is touching the skin and causing a reaction or rash to the skin. The contact can be some type of lotion, cream, etc; can be food (like when tomato sauce is around the mouth causing redness). Even poison ivy is a contact dermatitis. Steroid creams usually are needed to reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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Allergic contact dermatitis is poison oak or something else?

Allergic contact dermatitis is poison oak or something else?

Yes and no.: Poison oak allergic reactions is a form of allergic contact dermatitis. But there are hundreds of chemicals and substances which can cause allergic contact dermatitis. The most common are nickel, latex, adhesives in bandaids, neomycin in antibiotic creams and many more. ...Read more

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Can contact dermatitis change into nummular eczema?

Can contact dermatitis change into nummular eczema?

DERMATITIS: Nummular eczema are round inflammatory pruritis skin lesions treated with oral antibiotics and local steroid cream whereas contact dermatitis is caused by irritants or allergens also very itchy treated with antipruritic agents and steroid cream and avoidance of causative factors. ...Read more

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Need consult with plastic surgeon in chicago il for acne scars?

Need consult with plastic surgeon in chicago il for acne scars?

PlasticSurgery.org: You can go to the american society of plastic surgeons' web site at www.Plasticsurgery.Org to find listings of board certified members in your area good luck. ...Read more

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Contact vegetable dermatites?

Contact vegetable dermatites?

It happens: With certain plants that you develop a contact dermatitis, use gloves when you handle them and long sleeves and use a topical steroid cream over the rash. ...Read more

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Does prednisone help with irritant contact dermatitis? I know its prescribed for allergic contact dermatitis but does it work for irritant contact ?

Does prednisone help with irritant contact dermatitis? I know its prescribed for allergic contact dermatitis but does it work for irritant contact ?

Yes: But Prednisone if not a medication to take lightly, there are steps to take in treatment befor reaching out to it. Please consult your doctor first and do not self medicate. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any experience with allergic contact dermatitis to hair coloring?

DERMATITIS: Somebody colored his hair and he developed severe contact dermatitis to the dye. He was placed on oral steroids and cream. He never colored his hair again. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for photo contact allergic dermatitis?

What is the treatment for photo contact allergic dermatitis?

Steroid Creams: The best treatment is prevention. Avoidance of sun exposure (cover skin, hats, umbrellas, sun screen, etc) or avoid the associated chemical. Once you have the rash, a topical corticosteroid should help. Otc 1% Hydrocortisone with an oral antihistamine (if itching) would be good for starters. If this doesn't help see your primary care physician. Avoid steroid pills or injections if possible. ...Read more

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Best contact for eyes with ptyerigium scar?

Best contact for eyes with ptyerigium scar?

A well fitted one: Most lenses can be fit over a pterygium scar. If the scar left a irregularity or astigmatism a toric or gas permeable lens may be best. Find someone in your community with excellent contact lense fitting skills is the best answer. ...Read more

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