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Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could my eczema have flared up because of pregnancy?

Could my eczema have flared up because of pregnancy?

Yes it could: Eczema can flare in pregnancy. There are also other skin disorders that can occur in pregnancy that can be confused with eczema. These can be a sign of something more serious. Make sure you bring up your skin condition at your next appointment and have it checked out. ...Read more

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Which is the best lotion for treating eczema during pregnancy?

Which is the best lotion for treating eczema during pregnancy?

Lotion in pregnancy: There are many options to choose from including: baby oil, olive oil, crisco oil, eucerin, cetaphil, etc. ...Read more

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Hi doc,I'm 32 weeks pregnant with Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy(Eczema),not used any steroid creams so far but now the skin is weepy.Sign of infection?

Hi doc,I'm 32 weeks pregnant with Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy(Eczema),not used any steroid creams so far but now the skin is weepy.Sign of infection?

Treatment: You should use treatment of eczema under the supervision of your doctor. If infected weeping eczema, please see a doctor as soon as possible. There are treatments of eczema that are safe during pregnancy ...Read more

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Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Is atopic ezema and asthma in infant cause by diet eg. Seafood, peanut, cold drinks etc during pregnancy?

Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who drank organic had even healthier fat profile than those who drank conventional, & and that the babies born to women who drank organic during pregnancy & nursing had far less eczema. Genetics sets susceptibility, but there are also environmental triggers. ...Read more

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How do you treat ezcema during pregnancy?

How do you treat ezcema during pregnancy?

Same.: Generally the same as when non pregnant. Topical moisturizers and low potency steroids over small areas are not a real problem. ...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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Which foods can cause eczema?

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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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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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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What causes random spots of eczema and how is it treated?

What causes random spots of eczema and how is it treated?

Myriad of skin sores: It is very common to see multiple areas of skin changes on the body. Most are associated with the underlying skin development and possible irritants. Some are from lack of oil or the ability of the skin to have the correct moisture and get some reactions. Some are related to disease such as Psoriasis or change to skin moisturizers and some low dose steroid for short time. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes infantile eczema to occur?

What causes infantile eczema to occur?

Reactions: Eczema is the most common auto-immune disease. Autoimmunity means that the immune system, which normally is designed to attack and destroy only its enemies, attacks one'e own body. In eczema, the attack is against your own skin. This attack, however, is very common in infancy, 1 of every 3 or more babies experience eczema. Most likely this is because baby skin is touching so many new items. ...Read more

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What causes eczema...How can it be prevented...thanks?

What causes eczema...How can it be prevented...thanks?

Eczema: The exact causes of eczema are unknown. You might have inherited a tendency for eczema. You may have a family member who has eczema . There are many triggers of eczema that can make it flare or get worse. Irritants-Soaps and detergents, Shampoos, dish-washing liquids Disinfectants like chlorine Contact with juices from fresh fruits, meats, vegetables Allergens-House dust mites Pets (cats > dogs) Pollens (seasonal) Molds Dandruff ...Read more

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Can slight hypothyroidism cause eczema?

Can slight hypothyroidism cause eczema?

No but...: Theoretically, hypothyroidism can lead to less stomach acid which can lead to poor gastric digestion which can lead to increased food sensitivity which can lead to eczema. ...Read more

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


Dr. Scott Keith
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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