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How do you tell dyshidrotic eczema and the common eczema apart?

How do you tell dyshidrotic eczema and the common eczema apart?

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

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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How to control psoriasis flare up? Dry cracked skin over the first knuckel of first finger.

How to control psoriasis flare up? Dry cracked skin over the first knuckel of first finger.

Several simple thing: Topical steroids otc. Work better if you apply at night and wear barrier gloves. Also, when you shampoo, use a tar-based shapoo which will penetrate the skin of your hands. If these don't work, see your dermatologist! ...Read more

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How quickly can oral corticosteroids act on atopic eczema?

How quickly can oral corticosteroids act on atopic eczema?

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 more

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How do I calm flared Rosacea and atopic dermatitis without using a cortisone steroid? Preferably naturally?

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

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Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

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

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How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

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 more

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Eczema and some allergy left rash on hands. How to treat?

Eczema and some allergy left rash on hands. How to treat?

See doctor: You need to see doctor to get proper cream for your rash. Depend on the areas for certain strength of steroids cream/or ointment. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Use for anaphylaxis: Epinephrine is used for anaphylaxis. If one is having anaphylaxis then use of injectable Epinephrine is indicated. If the patient is wheezing then albuterol can used as well. If epi is used 911 must be called. ...Read more

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Is hand eczema a permanent condition?

Is hand eczema a permanent condition?

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

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How many infants with eczema or allergic dermatitis grow up and still have it?

How many infants with eczema or allergic dermatitis grow up and still have it?

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 more

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Dyshidrotic Eczema is not linked to Asthma. Only Atopic Eczema is linked to Asthma( hence the term "Atopic March") Is this correct?

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 more

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Can a child get eczema on penis?

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

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How does an asthma inhaler help a person with asthma breathe?

How does an asthma inhaler help a person with asthma breathe?

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 more

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Can aerosol burn your thumb and fingers?

Can aerosol burn your thumb and fingers?

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

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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?

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

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What can trigger an eczema flare-up?

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 more

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How to stop hand eczema from itching?

How to stop hand eczema from itching?

Topical steroids: Topical steroids creams or ointments are effective treatments for hand eczema. Sometimes a contact allergy can cause hand dermatitis, so it may be helpful to consult a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Can you develop asthma and bronchitis from second hand smoke?

Can you  develop  asthma  and bronchitis  from second  hand  smoke?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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