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Eczema Finger Will Asthma
Location: Eczema is a broad term used to describe a group of conditions characterized by dry sensitive skin. It include atopic dermatitis (usually starting in childhood associated with allergies), xerotic eczema (winter's itch), and others. Dyshidrotic eczema specifically denotes eczema on the hands. Patients have tiny tapioca pudding like blisters on the sides of the palms and fingers. ...Read more
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
Within Days: For severe eczema and/or exacerbation of eczema you should start seeing improvement in skin within a few days. If you have a severe flare make sure you are given a burst with a prolonged taper as eczema tends to flare right back up if oral steroids are abruptly discontinued. Make sure you are following eczema treatment plan with daily moisturization, bleach baths, avoidance of triggers, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I calm flared Rosacea and atopic dermatitis without using a cortisone steroid? Preferably naturally?
Not much: but the most important cause for AD is the defective skin barrier leading to water loss. Applying a good moisturizer ...Read more
Often but not always: 70% of the children lose their ad by age 7, but the other 30% don't. Ad may also develop in adulthood but this is much less frequent and may be a totally different disease. One thing seems clear-nearly all ad patients have dry skin , the result of a defective skin layer causing water loss. Moisturizer immediately after bathing is a must. ...Read more
A strong link: A mom told me in israel her son's eczema was referred to as skin asthma; a great way to emphasize that infantile eczema often precedes onset of asthma by 2-3 years. For every 3 kids seen for eczema 2 react to foods on skin/blood testing. Only 1 of 3 improves with elimination of some foods. They're never allergic to all the foods to which they react. Dust mites may be the primary culprit in the end. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would it be dangerous to use an epipen (epinephrine) on my 70 lb kid after nebulized albuterol? She has asthma or reactive airway (not sure) & peanut & nut allergy.
Not always: If you have hand eczema due to exposure to irritants (dishwater, chemicals, etc) then avoidance of those will resolve your eczema. Cold weather, frequent handwashing, incomplete drying can aggrevate eczema. Sometimes 'eczema' is actually an infection. There are many products available otc as well as prescription. If your dr. Can't help, ask for derm referral. ...Read more
Dont know statistics: Eczema indicates an allergic predisposition especially to foods. Statistics show that children who get eczema as infants often outgrow it by age three. If one gets it after three they might outgrow it with puberty. If onset is after puberty...Usually you have it for life. But chinese medicine, homeopathy, diet changes, and some supplements can improve the condition immensely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your vet.: Need to pose this question to your vet. ...Read more
Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March")
Is this correct?
Yes that's correct: atopic march explains natural history of allergy progression in atopic individuals, while dyshidrotic eczema is different usually has no known cause, and treatment is different, but an individual can have the condition and have asthma too as two separate conditions not necessarily linked ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Eczema is not common on a penis. More likely it would be seborrheic dermatitis, yeast infection or tinea-fungal infection. To cover the most likely possibilities you can buy Hydrocortisone cream 1% and Clotrimazole cream, mix a small amount of both on the fingers and apply to the rash three times a day for a week or so. That would treat all three. ...Read more
Opens breathing tube: Inhaled medications (bronchodialtors) like albuterol, help relax the muscular spasm around the bronchi or breathing tubes. This form of rescue medication can provide rapid relief or prevention of symptoms. Other medications like steroids or steroid/bronchodilator combinations also come in metered dose inhaler form. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aerosol of what?: Some things sprayed with aerosol are chemicals that can burn the skin . Sometimes the decompression can cause the spray to be very cold freezing the skin the big question is what you were spraying see a doctor to be sure there isn't enough injury to need treatment and if you can show what was being sprayed. ...Read more
Scaly mildly itchy rash at side of fingers for 2-3 years(only at fingers-no irritant involv)no luck with antifungal tx.Dyshidrotic eczema or infection?
Contact/irritant: If you have dry skin, you will need to use a thick moisturizer after washing your hands whenever possible. Wear vinyl glove when washing dishes or anything else. Avoid scented soap of any kind. After washing hands before going to bed, apply some moisturizer on the hands and wear non-latex gloves overnight. Consider getting patch testing to find out whether contact allergen plays a role. ...Read more
Exposures: The majority of eczema is caused by allergies. Avoiding exposures is one way to reduce flare ups. However, the long term solution is allergy therapy, as it's tough to avoid the world. As foods, environmental agents (dust, mold, pollens, etc.) and chemicals can all cause allergic reactions, any allergy therapy should be able to address all of these areas in order to be effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aggravates them: Second hand smoke is an irritant, like chlorine gas, hair spray, heavy odors, cleaning fumes, etc.All such irritants can aggravate a lung condition like asthma or bronchitis. Many people with both are asymptomatic except when exposed to such triggers. They don't cause it they can trigger a worsening of symptoms if someone has them. ...Read more
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