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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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Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Does impetigo and other bacterial skin infections always crust?

Crust: Wound infections with strep are more likely to crust. It is often described as having a honey comb appearance. Staph blisters and then drains. Other organisms cause abscesses. So no, not always. All the best. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, flaking or scaling) . : Skin redness or irritation. Not contagious. Rash 3 weeks Original rash looks like it's healing but skin around it is red and raised with tiny clear fluid blisters ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, flaking or scaling) . : Skin redness or irritation. Not contagious.  
Rash 3 weeks Original rash looks like it's healing but skin around it is red and raised with tiny clear fluid blisters ?

Sound like a burn: Your symptoms are suggestive of a burn, or sunburn, as in a 1st degree burn, where you have redness and blisters but no true deep skin damage. It is typical for a rash to clear and have blisters left over; they are tiny areas of inflammation fluid left over from the active rash process. It sounds like it is resolving. If it persists are recurs, you should probably see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is dry flaky skin behind ear a sign of rosacea?

Is dry flaky skin behind ear a sign of rosacea?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Dry flaky skin behind the ears is more likely due to seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that is cause by excessive colonization of a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale (or malassesia furfur). Treatment typically involves reduced colonization, such as the use of head and shoulder, Nizoral (ketoconazole) or selsun blue shampoos. Lather and leave in for 5min then wash off. ...Read more

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Dry scaly skin across cheeks and nose , redness also present. What could it be?

Dry scaly skin across cheeks and nose , redness also present. What could it be?

Malar rash: A malar rash could signal an autoimmune condition, but could also be something as simple as eczema or rosacea. You should be evaluated in person to make sure you don't have a serious condition. ...Read more

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Itchy palate, stuffy and itchy node, and dry eyes?

Itchy palate, stuffy and itchy node, and dry eyes?

Seasonal Allergy: Allergies produce an array of symptoms, including eye irritation, sneezing, and congestion. Many natural treatments and home remedies are available, but discuss them with your doctor first. Take care. ...Read more

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Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV ?

Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV ?

Exam needed.: HSV is unlikely. The redness/itching/flaking is most consistent with seborrheic dermatitis (especially if scalp is also flaky), but that doesn't explain the chronic sore throat. Let your doctor examine you, and perhaps do a throat culture. ...Read more

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Does this rash of little blisters of whitish droplet sound like bacterial skin infection?

Does this rash of little blisters of whitish droplet sound like bacterial skin infection?

Little blisters: If the rash is on the hands or feet you have dyshidrotic eczema. Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the fingers, hands, and feet. They are most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles. These blisters can cause intense itching and scaly patches of skin that flake constantly or become red, cracked, and painful. Rx prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on eyelid-It's not dry,cracked.it oozes -fluid is like water but sometimes dries and forms some yellowsh junk.whats the rash,how to treat?

Itchy rash on eyelid-It's not dry,cracked.it oozes -fluid is like water but sometimes dries and forms some yellowsh junk.whats the rash,how to treat?

Rashes: Rashes are impossible to diagnose over the computer so I am afraid you will need to see the Dr or a health care provider for an exam. The eyelids especially needs special care with rashes as the skin is thin and traditional steroid creams may not be recommended. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are signs of secondary skin bacterial infection in chickenpox.I have 3 spots that oozed w/ transparent yellow/gold fluid.Are they infected?

Maybe: Open skin lesions like those of chickenpox can be secondarily infected by various skin germs like staph or strep. Your physician can sort this out for you because it is sometimes difficult to tell with chickenpox. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots with clear fluid. What is that?

Itchy red spots with clear fluid. What is that?

Chickenpox: That's just a wild guess. I'm hopeful that you would have already received your chickenpox vaccination which would make this very unlikely. However, it's best for you to go see your family doctor for an evaluation & diagnose along w/appropriate treatment. It would help if you knew whether you were exposed to someone else w/similar symptoms. Or had your vaccination records available. ...Read more

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Do many people experience dry ears (crusty outer infection) and eczema like lesions on arms and legs from accutane?

Do many people experience dry ears (crusty outer infection) and eczema like lesions on arms and legs from accutane?

No: Eczematous otitis externa is very common, particularly among people who experience some type of dermatitis in the scalp. Autoimmune skin diseases are also more commonly associated with eczematous otitis externa. Accutane is not known to be an associated cause. ...Read more

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Can pussy eyes be symptoms of eye infection?

Can pussy eyes be symptoms of eye infection?

Yes: Bacterial eye infections are often characterized by discharge. See your eye doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Yellow roof of mouth with red spots. White tongue. Dry itchy skin all over. Chills. Bumps on pubic area. What std could this be?

Yellow roof of mouth with red spots. White tongue. Dry itchy skin all over. Chills. Bumps on pubic area. What std could this be?

Evaulation: What you describe can not be properly diagnosed and addressed over the internet. It requires a one on one evaluation by both a physician and a dentist. Please make some phone calls to your local health care professionals. ...Read more

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Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?

Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?

Perhaps: Diagnosis cannot be made from your short list of symptoms alone. When was the last time you had a comprehensive Dental examination and a comprehensive Medical physical. If it's been a while, please schedule now. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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