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What is eczema or dermatitis?

What is eczema or dermatitis?

Skin inflammation: Eczema is the formal term for dermatitis, which means skin inflammation. When most people talk about eczema, they are really referring to atopic dermatitis, which is an immunological condition that is driven by a lot of histamine release in the skin. This is different than, for example, nummular eczema, a coin-like rash that's a reaction to something else going on elsewhere on the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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Which type of eczema or dermatitis do I have?

Which type of eczema or dermatitis do I have?

Depends.: Dermatitis can have many causes. Dry skin, chronic swelling, food allergy, and contact allergy are just a few of the causes. Consult with your primary care doctor or a dermatologist for further guidance. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between eczema and dermatitis?

I want to know what is the difference between eczema and dermatitis?

Location and charact: The location and characterstic, these two conditions do not have any similarity whatsoever and there is never any confusion in diagnosing either. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dhystrotic eczema and dermatitis herptiformis?

What is the difference between dhystrotic eczema and dermatitis herptiformis?

Skin rashes: 2 different conditions with different patterns and distribution, an experienced dermatologist can help you differentiate the 2, one is associated with excessive hand washing, the other is associated with gluten hypersensitivity. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for eczema or dermatitis?

Is there a cure for eczema or dermatitis?

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 more

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Is eczema different than stasis dermatitis?

Is eczema different than stasis dermatitis?

Yes: Stasis dermatitis is a lower leg condition in which the legs develop a rash because blood pools there due to circulatory issues, usually veins that don't work. Stasis is a greek word meaning to stand still. Eczema is a greek word meaning to boil over, and it is usually used synonymously with atopic dermatitis, an itchy, rashy allergic skin disease around elbows, knees, hands, face; or all over body. ...Read more

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What could be causes of my contact dermatitis eczema?

What could be causes of my contact dermatitis eczema?

Lots of possibilitie: Contact dermatitis comes in 2 forms, allergic (like poison ivy), and irritant (like "dish-pan hands"). There are hundreds of chemicals that are known to cause allergic reactions when the come in to contact with the skin, and patch testing can help determine which one you may be reacting to. Any chemical that dries or irritates the skin (soap, detergents, solvents) can cause irritant dermatitis. ...Read more

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Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more