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Is cleaning atopic dermatitis skin with hot wet towel okay/safe?

Is cleaning atopic dermatitis skin with hot wet towel okay/safe?

Maybe: Hot can mean different things to different people. Hot could also burn and aggravate any existing skin problem. I prefer the idea of warm, with the temperature comfortable to your skin when you test it. ...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


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I was also recommended to moisturize with fragrant free lotion, would aveeno (oatmeal) daily moisturizing lotion be fine to use?

I was also recommended to moisturize with fragrant free lotion, would aveeno (oatmeal) daily moisturizing lotion be fine to use?

Yes: That is an excellent choice for a fragrance free moisturizer. There are many brands out there that qualify for what is recommended. It pays to read ingredients and know what you are putting on your skin. ...Read more

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What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

"fibro- itch"": Sorry- I am not certain what you are referring to. Please clarify your question. Fibromyalgia- is not a itching illness. I suggest OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. I see you are also taking Norco- this can be a narcotic side effect. ...Read more

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What is best soap to use for daily showers with intertrigo?

What is best soap to use for daily showers with intertrigo?

Antebacterial: There is no specific brand to use, but i recommend anti-bacterial brand because intertrigo allows for infection to set in in the inflamed areas. Make sure to keep the affected area clean and dry. ...Read more

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My daughter looks like she may have mild eczema with dry itchy skin. What lotion & bath wash can I use to help relieve the itching & add moisture?

My daughter looks like she may have mild eczema with dry itchy skin. What lotion & bath wash can I use to help relieve the itching & add moisture?

Aveeno, (oatmeal)cerave: Aveeno oatmeal is good for bath. For lotions cerave, or by prescription epiceram, hylatopic, or eletone. Oral supplementation with flaxseed or krill oil can add essential fattys acids to decrease eczema. Also recent studies show benefit of oral vitamin d. Lastly 50 per cnet of eczema patients can improve with probiotics. ...Read more

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How do you recognize and prevent a hot tub rash (dermatitis / folliculitis)?

How do you recognize and prevent a hot tub rash (dermatitis / folliculitis)?

A clean tub: Make sure that the tub water is properly chlorinated if you are using a public tub and be sure to take a shower after. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for atopic dermatitis? Oatmeal baths?

What are home remedies for atopic dermatitis? Oatmeal baths?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Eczematoid skin lesions appear mostly on cubital and popliteal areas after exposure to allergens. Itchiness and eczema disappears with steroid cream rx. ...Read more

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Does taking hot showers increase acne and oily skin on face? Is this known to worsen the issue? Are lukewarm showers better?

Does taking hot showers increase acne and oily skin on face? Is this known to worsen the issue? Are lukewarm showers better?

Possible: Hot showers are known to dry the skin and irritation. Dry skin leads to increased oil production to attempt to moisturize the skin. This process repeats itself daily and can lead to worsened acne. Give cooler showers a try, but keep in mind that it will take about 8 weeks to see most changes to your skin. ...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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Is dove soap for men good moisturizer soap to avoid itching ?

Is dove soap for men good moisturizer soap to avoid itching ?

That is a better: choice then the other soaps you brought up earlier. ...Read more

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Can I use ponds cold cream for perioral dermatitis? Or what should I use to wash and moisturize?

Can I use ponds cold cream for perioral dermatitis? Or what should I use to wash and moisturize?

Depends: Perioral dermatitis can be allergic, infectious, fungal, or just irritative. The treatment, therefore, depends on the cause. Cracked, dry lips (especially at the angles) can often be helped with vaseline alone. Allergic or irritative can usually be treated with a short course of steroid cream. If red, blistered, draining, or crusting, you should see a doctor for recommendations. ...Read more

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Can dry skin mimic scabies & cause occasional vesicles? I don't drink much water and take daily hot showers. Using lotions or aloe daily helps a bit?

Can dry skin mimic scabies & cause occasional vesicles? I don't drink much water and take daily hot showers. Using lotions or aloe daily helps a bit?

Dyshydrotic eczema: is one form of eczema that generally appears on the hands and feet, presenting as dry skin with tiny fluid filled blisters. ...Read more

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Will an oatmeal bath help with atopic skin?

Will an oatmeal bath help with atopic skin?

Yes for itching: It does not address the cause that is a shortaged of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Consult a nutritionist. ...Read more

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In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read more

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Tumble dryer or dehumidifier to dry clothes for someone prone to skin allergies?

Tumble dryer or dehumidifier to dry clothes for someone prone to skin allergies?

Skin allergy: Tumble drying is a good idea if you have a dust mite allergy, as is washing bedding in hot water weekly. If you have sensitive skin, i would avoid harsh heavily scented detergents, use a second rinse cycle to get detergent off clothes, and abstain from the use of dryer sheets. Use of a dehumidifier again may help with mold or dust mite growth in the home . The target for humidity is about 40-45%. ...Read more

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Is it good to use gentle exfoliating dove mousturizing cream soap for contact dermatitis?

Is it good to use gentle exfoliating dove mousturizing cream soap for contact dermatitis?

Skin care: As long as it is nto fragranced cream soap, u can try it. Usually removing the allergen from contact with skin will help. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone with aloe. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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