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Can my detergent give my family eczema?

Can my detergent give my family eczema?

And technically yes: If the family did not have eczema before and you have recently developed the eczematoid rash, then there is a possibility for a detergent to cause this. Some detergents contain stain fighting enzymes as additives. These are active proteins that can cause itching as they breakdown your body oils. By definition eczema is: an itch that rashes. So, if it makes you itch, it can give you eczema. ...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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Are there laundry detergents for eczema?

Are there laundry detergents for eczema?

Fragrance/Dye Free: Many laundry detergent can be found that are hypoallergenic. These must be fragrance free and dye free to be classified as hypoallergenic. This is a great place to begin. These would include "all free", "cheer free", "tide free", and dreft. Try one of these first. ...Read more

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What would be one of the best laundry detergents for eczema?

What would be one of the best laundry detergents for eczema?

Dye/fragrance free: It is best to use detergents that are dye and fragrance free as these often irritate eczema and other skin conditions. Also avoid fabric softeners, especially dryer strips as they can also aggravate eczema. ...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?

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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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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What can I do to reduce the itching caused by my eczema?

What can I do to reduce the itching caused by my eczema?

Moisturizing cream..: Make sure you use moisturizing cream and oatmeal based soaps very frequently in order to keep your skin free of rash and itching. Drink also plenty of water and eat healthy every day. ...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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Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Needs Evaluation: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Discolored skin could also be due to skin fungal infection. See pediatrician to determine proper treatment course. ...Read more

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What products would u recommend to lighten the pigmentation caused by eczema?I dun wan to let it clear naturally as it will take a very longtime

Peel and bleach.: Agents containing retinoids, steroids, hydroquinone, kojic acid may be compounded and useful for this purpose but shouls be prescribed under the guidance of a physician. Avoidance of sun and inflammationis also beneficial to limit worsening. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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