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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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Can you please tell me why eczema itches and burns badly?

Neuro-cutaneous: Eczema is an inflammatory disease and as such the superficial nerves associated with affected eczema skin areas are stimulated causing the sensations of burning and/or itch. ...Read more

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Itches near genitals, could be eczema?

Itches near genitals, could be eczema?

Likely fungal : Young males with itching near the genitals is often a fungal infection ("jock itch"). You can try an over the counter medication. Eczema is also possible if you have a history of eczema. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has eczema, he scratches real bad. What can I do to stop or decrease the itches?

My 6 month old baby has eczema, he scratches real bad. What can I do to stop or decrease the itches?

Hydration: Soak in water, use less soap, barely dry and slather in petrolatum base product on a daily basis. There may be some help with presctiption medicaitons. Keep gloves or mittens on the avoid too much scratching. Humidify the room carefully to increase the ambiet moisture in the air. Topical otc anti-itch creams may help. If worse, see your pcp, dermatologist or other health care provider. ...Read more

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Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.

Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.

Wedding Ring Allergy: An allergic reaction to your wedding ring, a condition officially known as wedding ring dermatitis, causes the skin underneath to become red, itchy and dry. While the rash may be a true allergy to platinum, it can also be an allergic reaction to nickel contained in the ring or a skin irritation from trapped residue between the ring and the skin. A dermatologist help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hi- does keratosis pilaris have flare up? My skin itches and dry but, feel sticky. It could be eczema. What can I do? It's in the creasesof my body.

Eczema: Rash in the creases is likely to be eczema not keratosis pilaris, these areas are not generally hairy. You need to use a moisturizer and may need a topical steroid if it persists. ...Read more

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My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

Head lice? ringworm?: Itchy scalp can mean many things, including treatable causes, such as head lice (pediculosis capitis) or ringworm (tinea capitis. I would start by bringing your daughter to see her doctor, who may find a treatable cause, or may recommend therapeutic shampoos for conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, or creams for eczema. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my left side that itches tried vassilene. I also have a skin condition like eczema but starts with a K. What could it be??

I have a red rash on my left side that itches tried vassilene. I also have a skin condition like eczema but starts with a K. What could it be??

Keratosis pilaris: there is really no way to tell you exactly what you have, without seeing it. So you should make an appointment with the dermatologist to see if you have some type of eczema which can be treated nicely. One condition, call keratosis pilaris, can be treated in some cases. ...Read more

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My son 17 woke up with itchy rash patch on neck that looks a lot like eczema patch. hes never had eczema before. it itches and is inflamed. what is it? also says he doesnt feel well.

My son 17 woke up with itchy rash patch on neck that looks a lot like eczema patch. hes never had eczema before. it itches and is inflamed. what is it? also says he doesnt feel well.

Can't say for sure: The most common reason for a localized outbreak on the skin is a contact reaction to some trigger agent. This could be liquid/solid/metal/plant/etc. If it's raw, sometimes a mild OTC steroid cream will help.A localized reaction is rarely the cause or part of another illness. That is likely something else. ...Read more

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My face has red splotches and itches but burns when i sweat. Is this eczema or rosecea? I went to the dermatologist but the 1%meds don't work

My face has red splotches and itches but burns when i sweat. Is this eczema or rosecea? I went to the dermatologist but the 1%meds don't work

Have it re-evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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The ring worm on my hand seems to not go away. But if the ring worm is gone could it be eczema that took its place.It itches like crazy. & with heat?

The ring worm on my hand seems to not go away. But if the ring worm is gone could it be eczema that took its place.It itches like crazy. & with heat?

Possibly: It could even have been eczema from the beginning; sometimes they're hard to tell apart. Make sure you're using hypoallergenic skin cleansers and lotions, and if you've already used a fungal cream 3 times daily for 2 weeks without improvement, stop that and start Hydrocortisone 1% ointment 2 times daily. If not improving after a few days, please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have eczema and they usually appear on my legs eight my thigh or my foot. It doesn't hurt but it itches. What should I do?

I have eczema and they usually appear on my legs eight my thigh or my foot. It doesn't hurt but it itches. What should I do?

Eczema: Hydrocortisone. Over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream or ointment may help mild eczema. Prescription steroid cream may be needed for more severe eczema. Moisturizers like cerave cream are also an important therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


Dr. Brad Douglas
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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