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Eczema Causes And Cures
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
Several: Allergic skin rashes can be caused by: contact dermatitis from poison ivy, rubber, nickel, fragrance, make up, preservatives, etc. Contact hives is hives that occur with direct contact with an allergy--spilled food or saliva from the lick of a pet. The "cure" is avoidance of the particular allergen trigger. Barrier creams or ointments are partially effective. Medications treat symptoms. ...Read more
Cure depends : Cheiliis is commonly caused by vitamin deficiency (b12), yeast like candida (especially in people with dentures), iron deficiency. The treatment depends which is the cause. Other things can look like chili this such as infection (herpes), allergies, and even cancers of the lip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as other areas: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-dermatitis/basics/treatment/con-20031872 Nice summary of treatments for seb derm Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/basics/definition/CON-20025909 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Okay, here goes...: To answer in 400 keystrokes: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please ; get checked--don't guess. ...Read more
Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.
Yes it can.: Check out this link. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I've tried Ani itch cream for lichen sclerosis which went helped much. What causes this and is there a cure?
Here are some ...: The exact mechanism to cause lichen sclerosus is still unclear although some microscopic finding of chronic inflammation and scarring of skin has been observed. As a result, there has been no known specific treatment for it but "empirically" using topical steroid or some agents to suppress inflammation. I'm sure some effort to discover more specific, effective agents being under way. But when? ...Read more
Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by dry, wrinkled, itchy and occasionally red skin. Symptoms can be reduced with hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil, and fragrance/dye free detergents. Topical steroids are also helpful. This condition stems from a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system. It is controllable, not curable. ...Read more
Management: The treatment really depends on the underlying cause and condition. For dry skin, a perfume free moisturizer, white dove soap help to soothe the skin. In addition, local application of cortisone lotion to the worse areas is advised. If the condition worsens, I would recommend a follow up appoihtment. ...Read more
Dandruff: Dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Its cause is unknown. Remedies include a selenium sulfide or ketoconazole shampoo with or without a high-potency topical corticosteroid. The shampoo can be used daily to 2-3x/week until remission is achieved. After resolution, the use of the shampoo once a week may be helpful to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Flagyl or Vancomycin: Clostridium difficile colitis is treated with a 10-14 day course of oral Flagyl or vancomycin. Unfortunately relapses occur in 25-30% of treated patients requiring re-treatment. Multiple recurrences are treated witha 6 week vancomycin pulse/taper some add a probiotic s. Boulardii (flora stor), some give a Rifaximin chaser. When these fail, fecal transplant cures 91% of these recalcitrant pts. ...Read more
Constant itchy skin all over with no visible rash or known allergy. Tried moisturizers, switching detergents and other remedies. Suggestions?
Doctor can evaluate: A person with itchy skin all over, but no visible rash, can see his primary care doctor to see what the problem could be. If the skin is very dry, itching could result even without an obvious rash. Otherwise, the doctor might look for internal problems that can cause itching, such as drug side effects, liver disease, kidney disease, intestinal parasites, etc... ...Read more
No: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer