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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 you catch herpes eczema from holding hands if you had a damaged cuticle?

Can you catch herpes eczema from holding hands if you had a damaged cuticle?

Eczema Herpeticum: There is always a possibility of catching the virus, if there are any open sores, like a damaged cuticle. The risk is low, if the person who has the virus, does not have any active blisters or sores, but transmission is still possible. Being aware of any sores and keeping your hands and skin washed and cleaned regularly, will help to prevent transmission of any infections, including herpes. ...Read more

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Help please! is eczema the same as genital herpes?

Help please! is eczema the same as genital herpes?

No it is not same: Genital nherpes is an infection caused by herpes simp[lex virus type1
eczema is a non infectious skin condition. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lip eczema/dermatitis and cold sores/herpes? How do I know which i have?

What's the difference between lip eczema/dermatitis and cold sores/herpes? How do I know which i have?

Totally different: Lip dermatitis usually involves both upper and lower lips and is scaly itchy and sometimes hurts. It is not contagious and is not caused by a virus. Herpes is localized to one area of your lips and starts out with pain followed by blisters that then open and crust.This is contagious but can be treated with oral antiviral medications that will make it heal faster. ...Read more

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Good day, I am a 27year old female with aqute vaginal itching. I have tried everything under the sun from steroid creams to antibiotics, deuch cleaners I itch non stop for 2years plus. I have been treated for herpes, eczema, yeast infection?

Good day, I am a 27year old female with aqute vaginal itching. I have tried everything under the sun from steroid creams to antibiotics, deuch cleaners I itch non stop for 2years plus. I have been treated for herpes, eczema, yeast infection?

See allergist?: I presume that you have already been treated by your GYN but still have not had a satisfactory response. I also assume that you had no response to antifungal treatment either. One possibility may be semen allergy or latex allergy. Has anyone considered that? If not applicable to you, perhaps an allergist can assist you in finding the cause. ...Read more

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Difference between herpes whitlow and eczema?

Difference between herpes whitlow and eczema?

Whitlow hurts: Herpes on finger is painful, localized, heals in 1 or 2 weeks. Eczema is itchy, chronic, wide areas. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eczema on my face and my girlfriend has gential herpes?

What to do if I have eczema on my face and my girlfriend has gential herpes?

Eczema: Eczema can lead to breakdown of the skin, which is a natural barrier of protection against viruses such as herpes. Avoidance of any herpetic lesions with skin affected by eczema would be advisable to decrease the chance of herpes transmission. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eczema. and just got diagnosed with herpes. hsv1 on my genitalia. help?

What to do if I have eczema. and just got diagnosed with herpes. hsv1 on my genitalia. help?

HSV 1 and HSV 2 : Herpes simplex is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex, but not trough clothing. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. See your PCP for eczema. ...Read more

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My daughter has eczema. How careful do I need to be with my herpes to not give her eczema herpeticum? Including when potentially shedding.? Paranoid!

My daughter has eczema. How careful do I need to be with my herpes to not give her eczema herpeticum? Including when potentially shedding.? Paranoid!

Very difficult: I would recommend be vigilant to watch for suspicious rash over the preexisting skin lesion associated with high fever. Seek a medical attention right away. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm paranoid! I read on the internet that herpes and eczema can for into eczema herpeticum. I'm freaking out! how can I avoid this?

What do you advise if I'm paranoid! I read on the internet that herpes and eczema can for into eczema herpeticum. I'm freaking out! how can I avoid this?

If you really feel: paranoid please get it treated by a mental health professional. As to your physical health concerns, please see your doc for periodic check ups and try to listen to what he/she tells you. Limit your internet health searches. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm not sure what this maybe 3 weeks ago i noticed bruises well it looked like bruises or small red patches under my underarm, im not sure if it was because i shaved, I do have sensitive skin but i never had eczema there before.I do have genital herpes bu

I'm not sure what this maybe 3 weeks ago i noticed bruises well it looked like bruises or small red patches under my underarm, im not sure if it was because i shaved, I do have sensitive skin but i never had eczema there before.I do have genital herpes bu

My : My best advice is for you to schedule a visit with your primary care provider or a dermatologist if that is an option for you. Typically herpes does not look like bruises, rather fluid filled blisters that are very painful when they initially appear. Also, eczema does not typically look like what you described in your post. You may be dealing with a dermatitis and/or allergy from shaving.
Regardless, please see a medical professional.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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All over body itching, including vaginal area, excema like outbreak under arms and vaginal area had protected sex w/ someone who has herpes a week ago?

All over body itching, including vaginal area, excema like outbreak under arms and vaginal area had protected sex w/ someone who has herpes a week ago?

See your doctor: if you have systemic itching and get tested for STDs even if you had protected sex, check for potential scabies or other exposure to something else. You may need prescription grade antihistamine or antiviral, or antibiotics depending on the findings. Be safe, and don't delay. ...Read more

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For atopic eczema doc has given me clobevate oint. 40gm + w.S.P 60gm .... What is w.S.P?

For atopic eczema doc has given me clobevate oint.  40gm + w.S.P 60gm .... What is w.S.P?

Wax: Wsp stands for white soft paraffin. The steroid is dissolved in the paraffin and that allows it to be diluted and delivered in a form where you can easily apply it to your skin. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups.
(www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure 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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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily.See your doc if you need. ...Read more

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How to manage eczema?

How to manage eczema?

Moisturise: Eczema is a dry / itchy skin condition caused by impaired barrier function rendering the skin more sensitive. The mainstay of treatment is regular daily emollient / moisturiser to nourish the skin and improve its barrier function. Moisturise the whole body. Intermittent targeted use of corticosteroid ointment can be used for flare ups. Caution with soaps. www.dermnetnz.org/topics/atopic-eczema/ ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Yes, it can be.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. It can occur in any age, most often it affects infants and young children. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Blame your parents?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I blame my parents whenever i get the chance, that's what they are there for! ...Read more

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How eczema can be cured?

How eczema can be cured?

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 is good for eczema?

Avoid triggers.: Eczema flare-ups may have a specific trigger, such as a food or heat or perspiration or tobacco smoke. Scratching is a trigger too. Keeping the skin hydrated with moisturizers is the core of treatment - specially after bathing. Steroid creams can stop the itch-scratch-itch cycle of flare-ups. Some studies suggest getting enough vitamin vitamin d, omega 3's & probioitmay help - but not proven. ...Read more

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What is done for eczema?

What is done for 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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How can eczema be treated?

How can eczema be treated?

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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How to help my sons eczema?

How to help my sons eczema?

Take Steps: Moisturize frequently-3-4 times per day. Use cortisone cream for bad patches. Consider a prescription strength medication if the 1st 2 steps do not help.See the doctor if all else fails.Make sure you eliminate any triggers of the problem if possible. ...Read more

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What foods aggravate eczema?

What foods aggravate eczema?

That depends..: ...Entirely on the person. Eczema is an allergy related condition. Whatever the individual person is sensitive to could potentially aggravate it. Conversely, what someone is not sensitive to will not aggravate it. What aggravates one person's condition may or may not aggravate another person's condition, depending on the other person's particular sensitivity. ...Read more

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Why is my eczema flaring up?

Lots of Triggers: There are lots of reasons your eczema could be flaring up. Allergic triggers like aeroallergen exposure (tree pollen in spring) could cause flares. Other triggers include increased stress, dry winter months, poor skin hygiene, long hot showers, and the list goes on and on. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to get to clarification. ...Read more

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Good moisturisers for eczema?

Moisturizers: I like to look for moisturizers with ceramide, a naturally occuring oil on the skin. Aveen eczema therapy and cerave are good creams which contain this ingredient. Ointments are better than creams which are better than lotions. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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


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