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Eczema Or Dermatitis Types
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
Could you be affected by 2 different types of eczema at the same time? Say Dyshidrotic Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis?
No.: There are many types of steroid creams all work for different stages of eczema or locations. "weak" steroid cream good for face ears and neck, for example. "strong" steroid cream suitable for chronic, thickend eczema. Sometimes, steroid creams loose their potency and become ineffective after a longterm usage. (there is debate why it's that). You'd better let your dermatologist decides what's best. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Wat''s difference between eczema & atopic dermatitis? Which one is harder to treat and difficult to deal with? Can the words be used interchangeably?
Yes, Interchangeable: Atopic dermatitis and eczema are usually interchangeable because they mean the same condition. However, you could have eczema which could be localized such as nummular eczema which is not atopic dermatitis. The term atopic is associated with allergy. Patients with atopic dermatitis do suffer from other conditions such as asthma also. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Born again, maybe: Eczema typically a waxing/waning condition of the skin..Symptom severity often correlate with weather changes, i.e..Winter weather usually makes eczema worse. Sun and warmer weather tend to alleviate eczema. Topical cream/ointment often are helpful. Currently there is no cure! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is also called eczema, dermatitis, or atopy. Most commonly, it may be thought of as a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. ...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