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I have eczema for years, a few years after I came to the U.S. The eczema is gone whenever I have my period, but comes back when period is gone.?

I have eczema for years, a few years after I came to the U.S. The eczema is gone whenever I have my period, but comes back when period is gone.?

No figuring why: The immune system is chaotic and there are changes around the month. Hoping you find a way to manage you eczema. I've known folks who've gotten good results with topical tacrolimus. ...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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Having dry skin and eczema for years hav tried many medications it keeps coming back?

Having dry skin and eczema for years hav tried many medications it keeps coming back?

Try pangea organics: I recommend the discovery kit for dry skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. Http://bit. Ly/146axow. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor! I have been suffering from eczema for years. What supplements (vitamins/minerals) would you recommend? Thank you!

Hello Doctor! I have been suffering from eczema for years. What supplements (vitamins/minerals) would you recommend? Thank you!

EFA's, multivit. And: Many supplements may help, though no single one helps everyone. I advise a good quality fish oil and Evening Primrose Oil, a quality multivitamin, extra Vit. C & D, pycnogenol and probiotics. Other approaches like acupuncture and homeopathy may help-see
https://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/eczema and http://tinyurl. Com/kw3ftx5 and
http://eczema-natural-healing. Com/eczema-treatment. Html ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with eczema years ago. Recently discovered tons of bruises from light scratching as well as increased nausea and shortness of breath.

I was diagnosed with eczema years ago. Recently discovered tons of bruises from light scratching as well as increased nausea and shortness of breath.

Get checked.: Your complaints may not be related to skin issues that you had before. Altjough people with eczema tend to have more allergies and also may turn out to have asthma which can cause shortness of breath or asthma. It would be helpful for you to get thoroughly checked. May be some blood test and a possible chest X-Ray has to be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Suffering from eczema since last few years. Please suggest treatment.

Suffering from eczema since last few years. Please suggest treatment.

Eczema treatment: Moisturizer plays an important role in keeping your skin healthy. You should apply moisturizer as many time as possible to keep your skin moist. Avoiding irritant like soap, apply cortisone cream otc and giving otc antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) will help decrease the inflammation and itchiness. Thus prevent the itch-scratch cycle that aggravates the skin. See a doctor for antibiotic if it's infected. ...Read more

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Hello doctor my cousin have eczema he is 3 years old we take him to many doctors but when we ever stop the treatment he go back like he was before :)?

Hello doctor my cousin have eczema he is 3 years old we take him to many doctors but when we ever stop the treatment he go back like he was before :)?

Possibly atopic: Eczema recurrs once treatment is stopped in a 3 yrs old, possibilty of atopic (allergic) eczema need to be ruled out, please visit an allergist who would help you with this condition, meanwhile, moisturize the skin thoroughly especially right after bathing with a cream soap, keep finger nails short, check acaai. Org for an allergist locator near where you live if in the USA, good luck ...Read more

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What are the most reliable skin biopsy sites for Classical Ehlers-Danlos? My skin has been badly damaged by lifelong bouts of chronic eczema and a few years of pottery class---- I need to figure out what my 'best bet' biopsy site would be.

What are the most reliable skin biopsy sites for Classical Ehlers-Danlos? My skin has been badly damaged by lifelong bouts of chronic eczema and a few years of pottery class---- I need to figure out what my 'best bet' biopsy site would be.

Ehlers-Danlos: The vast majority of Ehlers-Danlos patients are without symptoms and live normal lives. The severe vascular Ehlers-Danlos is fairly obvious and may not need a skin biopsy at all. Good luck - you may wish to consider evaluation by a geneticist. ...Read more

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I am having eczema for the past 10 years. Have tried countless remedies to no avail. What are my options?

I am having eczema for the past 10 years. Have tried countless remedies to no avail. What are my options?

Question not clear: You do not state in your question if you have been using home remedies for medications prescribed by your doctor. There are multiple things that can be used for bad eczema including cortisone ointments, light therapy, bleach baths and even oral medications if the case is so severe. These medications are called biologics. ...Read more

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When I was little I had one of the hepatitis vaccinations, afterwards I got eczema which persisted for 14 years. Are these related conditions?

When I was little I had one of the hepatitis vaccinations, afterwards I got eczema which persisted for 14 years. Are these related conditions?

Unrelated: You make vague reference to a vaccine you cannot name given when "little". At a listed age of 44, that would make your birth in 1973, 20 years before present Hep B vaccines were available. Hepatitis "shots" in earlier times were usually pooled or type specific gamma globulin, which is unrelated to eczema. Eczema emerges in early childhood and can persist into adulthood. Coincidental at best. ...Read more

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Had eczema as a kid, 21 years old now and the last two years around same time July - August my lips went really dry and weepy, this time eczema aswell?

Could be related: Those with a history of eczema have a higher likelihood of having more sensitive and reactive skin. This type of reaction on the lips is usually secondary to a contact or airborne (less likely systemic) allergen, so it is possible that you are reacting to something that you are more sensitive to in the summer. It's possible it can also be a form of eczema. Sometimes it's hard to know the cause. ...Read more

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Likewise my mom, I hv severe eczema in genital area for years;always itchy when sweating, skin in this area are darkened. Is it hereditary? Medicine?

Eczema: Eczema is a multifactorial disease. Many genetic abnormalities might play a role in its pathology either hereditary or new mutation. One of those that has been identified to be associated with severe eczema is a mutation in a skin protein called filagrin, which helps maintaining the skin integrity. Regardless, moisturizer ; antiinflammatory meds are main treatment. See an allergist ordermatologist. ...Read more

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Over the last two years I have had eczema. Prior to this, never had it before. It is extremely bad all of a sudden. Any thoughts?

Over the last two years I have had eczema. Prior to this, never had it before. It is extremely bad all of a sudden. Any thoughts?

It can start at any: Age. Stress can make breakouts worse, as well as exposures to trigger factors or aggravating factors. See your dermatologist or allergist to determine your trigger factors, or start keeping a diary. We know barrier breakdown is an issue so lotions and barrier repair (like OTC Cerave) will help. But you may need prescription meds if severe. ...Read more

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My daughte is 14 years old, was dignosed with eczema, no creams nor lotiins help.?

My daughte is 14 years old, was dignosed with eczema, no creams nor lotiins help.?

Moisturing Cream!: I would recommend using mild soaps for bathing, dove is the best. Generous application of a moisturizing cream is extremely important. I like cetaphil cream the best. Not lotion, the cream! This should be applied after showering when skin is still moist, and then twice daily as well. Otc antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) can help with the itching. For flares, you may need a prescription cream also. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 years daughter has severe eczema, she normally use medicines. What can she use for everyday, non medicine?

Petroleum jelly: Daily lubrication with petroleum jelly and/or coconut oil can help with the dryness and itching. Bathe every other day. Avoid use of personal care products and clothing detergent with scents and dyes. Wear soft fabrics such as cotton. More about eczema: https://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/health-issues/conditions/skin/Pages/Eczema. Aspx ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash persisting for 3 years---dr told me it was eczema---now in other areas and worse please help!?

What to do if I have rash persisting for 3 years---dr told me it was eczema---now in other areas and worse please help!?

See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more

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I've had eczema on my inner elbows for years and after constant scratching I'm left with unsightly lines across my skin, what can I do?

Lichenification?: Lichenification is the term for the deep lines that form when a person has a chronic skin irritation. You will likely have success with getting the eczema under better control (see your doctor!). You may also benefit from using a moisturizer over the area, and perhaps an antihistamine to keep you from itching. "Don't itch" is a pretty useless prescription, don't you think? ...Read more

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My niece is 3.5 years old and is having eczema on body and nails. Suggestions?

Eczema: Treatment of eczema includes emollients like cerave cream and an anti inflammatory topical medications like Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to lanyards? I am 17 years old and I have eczema, after wearing a lanyard a lot, the back of my neck constantly has eczema on it

Can you be allergic to lanyards? I am 17 years old and I have eczema, after wearing a lanyard a lot, the back of my neck constantly has eczema on it

Irritation vs allerg: You may have developed a contact dermatitis to a chemical in the lanyard. However the lanyard may also be rubbing against your neck causing irritation and aggravating a common eczema area, the neck. Either way remove the lanyard, use your topical anti inflammatory medication and see if the area clears. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old. I have eczema issue, can I use hydroxycut for weight loss?

I am 24 years old. I have eczema issue, can I use hydroxycut for weight loss?

WHY?: Why use something that you don't know what's in it or whether it can harm you. Stuff has never been scientifically studied, you ned to learn how to eat and exercise properly to lose weight and keep it off -- not just lose a few pounds and regain it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv and the internet. Don't waste money on garbage, buy good food instead. ...Read more

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Since october I've had a bad eczema breakout on the sides of my face. I use all hypoallergenic products, except my foundation which I've used for over 2 years with no problems. What could it be from?

Since october I've had a bad eczema breakout on the sides of my face. I use all hypoallergenic products, except my foundation which I've used for over 2 years with no problems. What could it be from?

Foundation: Try no makeup until the ras clears, and then see what products bring it out. It may be that any product causes eczema for you. The 2 year delay in the initiation of symptoms has no relevance, you can develop a hypersensitivity to a product at any time in its use. ...Read more

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Hi I am suffered from eczema over 19yrs. Some area of my skin has hypopigmentation over years. Can the pigment return? What should I do?

Hi I am suffered from eczema over 19yrs. Some area of my skin has hypopigmentation over years. Can the pigment return? What should I do?

See dermatologist: If the areas of hypo pigmentation are due to steroid creams it is unlikely the pigment will return. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Eczema in the Vaginal...What is the best treatment for vaginal Eczema. ..for My Daughter (4.5 years old). she pull off her pants. Need help?

Eczema in the Vaginal...What is the best treatment for vaginal Eczema. ..for My Daughter (4.5 years old). she pull off her pants. Need help?

See her pediatrician: I'm not sure why you think your 4 1/2 year old daughter has eczema in her vagina (is she itching at the area?) but it would need to be evaluated by her pediatrician. There are other causes for itching such as a yeast infection (was she recently on antibiotics, for instance). Don't guess at the diagnosis - have her seen so she can be made comfortable more quickly :) ...Read more

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I have eczema and over the past couple years I've had it on my scalp. Been using medicated shampoo makes it worse. Are there any other options for me?

I have eczema and over the past couple years I've had it on my scalp. Been using medicated shampoo makes it worse. Are there any other options for me?

Of course: Begin with a visit to a skin specialist. Is it eczema? Eczema on your scalp? WHICH shampoo, "medicated" with WHAT? Where else is the eczema? What do you do about it? A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Ihad eczema since birth I am20 and its got realy bad I see dermotogly for past 10 years I go every mouth but get no were is there anything eles to try?

A better dermatologi: You go every month to dermatologist????? You list not 1 eczema med.!!! Antihistamine not useful for eczema nor for itch due to it. Dust mites irrelevant. Why epipen (epinephrine)? Sounds like you are not treating eczema. If that is your problem go to a dermatologist who will actually treat you. You can be sure that we have very effective therapies for eczema. The sooner you get started, the better. Most p ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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