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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 that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Does eczema weep on babies face or is weeping impetigo? My 3 month old has been on mupirocin the past 9 days. Still inflamed and weeping off and on.

Does eczema weep on babies face or is weeping impetigo? My 3 month old has been on mupirocin the past 9 days. Still inflamed and weeping off and on.

Weeping skin: Both eczema and impetigo can weep. Unfortunately they can also go together. Impetigo should have improved at least somewhat with Mupirocin cream. For eczema, just using Mupirocin cream is not sufficient to improve the inflammation, so other meds need to be added. Please talk to you dermatologist about additional treatments for eczema. Also applying cool soaks even for a minute prior to meds helps. ...Read more

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What's the difference between pimples/eczema/rash/impetigo?

What's the difference between pimples/eczema/rash/impetigo?

Different Conditions: Pimples - usually refers to acne
eczema - usually refers to atopic dermatitis
rash - general term for a red itchy skin conditions.
Impetigo - bacterial skin infection. ...Read more

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Should my daughters eczema/impetigo be covered with gauze on her face & cheeks? She's on the antibiotic ointment mupirocin

Should my daughters eczema/impetigo be covered with gauze on her face & cheeks? She's on the antibiotic ointment mupirocin

If around others: If she is around other children or siblings then covering it would be a good idea to prevent spread to others. If not around others then there isn't a need to cover it. ...Read more

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Is this impetigo or something else like excema if itchy pink rash on toes?

Is this impetigo or something else like excema if itchy pink rash on toes?

Could be: Usually, impetigo is scabby, crusty, weepy. Eczema could be the cause, although athlete's foot (fungal infection) or chilblain would be possible too. Chilblain, or pernio, is caused by cool damp conditions and can cause redness, flaking and little red bumps on the toes. ...Read more

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Can ameia cause eczema?

Can ameia cause eczema?

Not by itself: If you mean "anemia" as a cause of eczema, the answer would be not primarily but perhaps secondarily. It would depend on the cause of the anemia. If there is an antigen involved like a drug or infection, the body could react to those proteins. You should have this evaluated by your internist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is eczema caused by?

What is eczema caused by?

Nobody knows: But there is an element of allergy in it ...Read more

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Does impetigo cause scarring?

Does impetigo cause scarring?

Generally not: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection, when healed you are left with a mild redness for a couple of weeks. Unless the infection is deep, such as carbuncles or inflamed cysts, scar generally does not result. Impetigo, by definition, is superficial, thus does not generally leave scars. ...Read more

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Which foods can cause eczema?

Many: Many foods may aggravate eczema but not cause it. Food testing with either a blood panel or scratch testing could possibly help identify trigger foods. Allergenic foods include peanut, chocolate, strawberry, seafood, corn, milk, citrus, and soy. ...Read more

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Can eczema cause depigmentation?

Yes: Eczema can cause lightening or darkening of the skin as it resolves, depending on your skin tone. True depigmentation of the skin as in vitiligo does not typically result from eczema, although there is an inflammatory type of eczema that result in rapid depigmentation of affected skin. Please see your dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and management.. ...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 are the cause and remedy of eczema?

What are the cause and remedy of eczema?

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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Does a particular pathogen cause impetigo?

Does a particular pathogen cause impetigo?

Yes: Impetigo is caused by one of two bacteria-staphlococcus or streptococcus. It is contagious to others. It is either treated with a cream or antibiotic pills depending on how bad it is. ...Read more

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Is excessive dairy consumption a cause of eczema?

Is excessive dairy consumption a cause of eczema?

Probably not: Eczema is one of the illnesses for which a truly enterprising patient might try an elimination diet. Ask your physician whether this is something you might do. Otherwise, if you like milk and cheese, enjoy them -- genghis khan's armies conquered most of asia living primarily on milk; who'd want to tell them this was "excessive"? ...Read more

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What causes eczema, if you are not allergic to anything?

What causes eczema, if you are not allergic to anything?

Eczema: A form of eczema can be inherited and not obviously related to allergies. This is termed atopic dermatitis. Some cases do have sensitivities affiliated with them. Another non allergic eczema is called irritant dermatitis. About 60% of workplace eczema is of this type caused by solvents and other chemicals. Certain chemicals at home can also be irritating. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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


Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more