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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

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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Is there a cure for eczema or dermatitis?

Is there a cure for eczema or dermatitis?

No: 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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What should I avoid/ or eat often for atopic dermatitis & allergies?

What should I avoid/ or eat often for atopic dermatitis & allergies?

Food allergy: Food allergy can be involved in worsening atopic dermatitis or eczema; especially in children (probably about 1/3rd of cases). Some food allergies are caused by allergic antibody (ige) that can be detected by blood work, in other cases if is presumably caused by blood cells that have become reactive to foods (no reliable testing is felt to exist for this type of allergy). Dietary diary might help. ...Read more

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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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Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

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

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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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What is the best medicine -- lotion, cream or ointment-- for atopic dermatitis or skin?

What is the best medicine -- lotion, cream or ointment-- for atopic dermatitis or skin?

Moisturizer/steroids: Moisturizers (aveeno, eucerin, even vaseline) are always a good idea to treat the dry skin in atopica dermatitis. Topical steroids are what are going to control the inflammation in ad. Steroid ointments tend to be more potent than creams and lotions, and have the added advantage of helping with the dryness at the same time. ...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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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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Need suggestions for a preservative free topical steroid for a patient with atopic dermatitis - any good suggestions for a toddler aged child?

Need suggestions for a preservative free topical steroid for a patient with atopic dermatitis - any good suggestions for a toddler aged child?

Ointments: Most steroid ointments do not have preservatives. Note that an ointment will be more potent at the same concentration as a cream. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest alternative remedies for an eczema like rash caused by grass allergy?

Can anyone suggest alternative remedies for an eczema like rash caused by grass allergy?

ECZEMA: Grass allergy occurs in summer and if you are worried of eczema the treatment of choice is steroid cream and avoidance of allergens. If the skin lesions are severe, your md might give you a short treatment of oral steroids. ...Read more

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Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

Is zinc pyrithione for seborrheic dermatitis sold also as a cream?

See below : Not that I am aware of. If usually comes in a shampoo, but talking to a pharmacist who can compound meds may shed more light and information. ...Read more

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Which is better for eczema, cetaphil or physiogel?

Physiogel: In my experience my patients responded better to physiogel because it was a more hydrating cleanser and moisturizer. I would still recommend that you try both out at different times on a small area of your eczema to see which one works best for you. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest any alternative remedies for an eczema rash caused by grass allergy?

Can anyone suggest any alternative remedies for an eczema rash caused by grass allergy?

ECZEMA: Summer is the time for grass allergy sufferer like eczema and other allergies. Steroid cream is the drug of choice, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is not effective. ...Read more

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"nozoral shampoo" and "diprosalic solution" are good for dermatitis seborreics or have something better?

"nozoral shampoo" and "diprosalic solution" are good for dermatitis seborreics or have something better?

Both Good: Both are good non-prescription choices for control of seborrhea. If it doesn't improve, you may need to see your doctor for prescription treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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Is acupuncture/herbal doctors knowlegeable of atopic dermatitis as much as dermatologist? Or is dermatologist more suitable

Is acupuncture/herbal doctors knowlegeable of atopic dermatitis as much as dermatologist? Or is dermatologist more suitable

Use both: Any primary care physician can treat most atopic dermatitis. If it's especially challenging, or you're going to need something fancy like topical tacrolimus, get with your dermatologist. Atopical dermatitis is serious stuff and use acupuncture / herbal as useful supplements, don't spend excessively & be savvy. Much of the daily management is accurate knowledge about your illness & partnering. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more