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My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

Probably: Asthma, allergies and eczema run in the same families. Not all members of family have all symptoms. Some might have eczema and allergies and others might have other symptoms. ...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 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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Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related. ...Read more

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Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody.Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history. Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody.Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history.
Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Possibly SSC or AK?: May not be cancer. Traditionally squamous cell cancer (SSC) was infrequent under age 40. But the incidence is increasing in this age range. The risk increases with use of Tanning booths and living in the Sun Belt. You lesion may be actinic keratosis(AK) ( a precursor to SSC), SSC or a non-cancerous skin condition. It would not be Melanoma.see http://bit.ly/1Pj9osP + http://bit.ly/1FTMrdN ...Read more

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Can a dairy allergy cause eczema? How likely is this?

Can a dairy allergy cause eczema? How likely is this?

Possible: Typically, food allergens(egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanut) are more likely to cause ezcematous rashes in children more so than adults. ...Read more

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What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

Many possibilities: The primary triggers for eczema flare-ups are food exposures, changes in weather/temperature, using the wrong soaps and moisturizers, and environmental allergens (pets, dust mites). ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by allergies?

Can eczema be caused by allergies?

May be: Some people have identifiable allergens causing eczema but lots do not. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Can allergy to salicylic acid cause eczema?

Can allergy to salicylic acid cause eczema?

No: Eczema is an allergic entity by itself. The salicylic acid can cause either allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis as a reaction. Treatment is often similar but they are different diseases. ...Read more

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My son (4) had an IgE level of 1400 (high) what could cause this? He does have eczema and had a few environmental and good allergies.

My son (4) had an IgE level of 1400 (high) what could cause this? He does have eczema and had a few environmental and good allergies.

Consider testing: The ige level that was measured is considered to be extremely high. If your son has pulmonary symptoms, a chest radiograph may be ordered by your physician to document structural changes in the airways. There is a condition called abpa which afffects about 10% of asthmatics and CF patients. Airway fungal sensitization can be measured and tests ordered to detect reactions to fungi as well. ...Read more

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Is allergy testing necessary to treat the cause of eczema? I've heard a lot mentioned regarding knowing what a persons allergies are.

Is allergy testing necessary to treat the cause of eczema? I've heard a lot mentioned regarding knowing what a persons allergies are.

Usually not: Depends on the age. In infants and toddlers, food allergies can often play a role, so testing can be helpful. In older kids and adults, it does not always help identify triggers. But it can still be helpful - i find dust mite allergy seems to correlate to eczema. Plus, often patients with eczema have other issues (sinus, respiratory) that allergy testing can help identify. ...Read more

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Does milk make acid reflux worse? Can a allergy to milk cause reflux and eczema?

Does milk make acid reflux worse? Can a allergy to milk cause reflux and eczema?

Milk, maybe: To check for reflux and eczema from the milk, i suggest avoiding milk for 3 days; on the 4th day give the baby milk and see if the reflux or eczema worsens. If it does repeat the avoidance and challenge to confirm. If either condition worsens, i suggest avoiding for a month and rechecking. Most such issues resolve with a little time and patience. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of allergies in babies? My 22 month old baby has severe eczema. Advantage cream and aspelone provide temporary relief

Unfortunately.......: Very few cases of eczema are improved by eliminating foods from the diet. Also, skin tests usually used to determine allergies (for hay fever, for example), are not reliable in patients with skin problems like eczema, so the only way to tell is by trial and error which is difficult. See a dermatologist for a good skin regimen before getting too caught up in eliminating foods from her diet. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...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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I burn up each night I'm 34 suffering with allergies. The heat affects my eczema or causes migraines/sickness/sleeplessness. What is it?

I burn up each night I'm 34 suffering with allergies. The heat affects my eczema or causes migraines/sickness/sleeplessness. What is it?

Worse at night: Most symptoms from diseases get worse at night presumably related to reduce cortisone /adrenaline production and less distraction. Since both nasal stuffiness and eczema often lead to sleep disturbance and migraine as well, it 's time for you to consult an allergist. ...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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I have acne and topical creams don't work. I also have a history of eczema and allergies. How do I get rid of my acne?

I have acne and topical creams don't work. I also have a history of eczema and allergies. How do I get rid of my acne?

Other options: Have you tried all the prescription topicals? Or the combination of benzoyl peroxide and a prescription topical cream or gel? There are also oral and topical antibiotics and Accutane as a last resort. You may also consider laser therapy and/or chemical facial treatments if none of the other medications work. For your eczema you should try a noncomedogenic moisturizer 1-2 times a day. ...Read more

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Is an allergy test required when you have eczema?

Is an allergy test required when you have eczema?

No, usually not: Many people have some eczema, and only a few need allergy testing. Those that get allergy testing may include people with known allergies to other things already, people who get the same rash or reaction each time they eat or touch a certain item, people with family members who have rashes associated with allergies, etc... Most people with eczema just treat the eczema, without allergy testing. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Family History (Definition)

A family history consists of information about disorders suffered by the relatives of a patient. The history can help the patient identify diseases that he or she may be susceptible to, and help the patient to ...Read more