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Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

The same thing: I think you are saying the same thing. Atopic dermatitis is the clinical disease state, while atopic skin may just be skin that can have atopic flares. I think the terms you mentioned really are the same thing. ...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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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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Eczema or contact dermatitis, treatment?

Eczema or contact dermatitis, treatment?

Remove the irritant: Contact dermatitis is a straight forward issue of stopping the exposure. You also want to protect the skin with a good moisturizing lotion. Eczema is something that comes from an internal exposure like a food allergy that alters the immune system. You still want to stop the exposure, but it can be hard to find. Both conditions can be moderated with steroid creams and good lotions. ...Read more

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What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?

What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?

Help severe patients: Puva is a last resort therapy for patients with atopic dermatitis; most can be controlled and treated with other methods, and puva treatments increase the risk that a patient will develop skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. A study from japan in 1993 showed 81% of patients responded. Only an experienced dermatologist does this treatment. Link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8485113. ...Read more

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Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Possibly: There are various types of skin conditions that can contribute to rash isolated to hands. Rash can be secondary to a number of conditions including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, irritant or allergic contact hypersensitivity, or other causes. Make an appointment with Allergist or Dermatologist to get to the bottom of the cause and receive the right treatment. ...Read more

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Any foundation recommendations for eczema-prone skin?

Any foundation recommendations for eczema-prone skin?

Challenging: It is difficult to find foundations that do not irritate the skin. Although most products are hypoallergenic they are by no means non-irritating to eczema prone skin. I recommend moisturizers that are designed to resemble the natural stratum corneum and then over that a mineral based make-up. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Does eczema cream work for paget's disease?

Does eczema cream work for paget's disease?

No: I assume that you are referring to paget's disease of the breast? The cream will not work as it is actually a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. Further w/u and treatment needed to eval another underlying breast cancer. Tx will be surgery plus other tx necessary for the underlying breast cancer. Go and d/w oncologist. ...Read more

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Is atopy different thing from atopic dermatitis?

Is atopy different thing from atopic dermatitis?

They're related: Atopy is the medical term lay folks equate with "allergy". It's a general term. Atopic dermatitis is a particular form of atopy. Specifically it's an allergic response within the dermis, which is the connective tissue under the skin. Many know it as eczema. People can have chronic issues exacerbated by flare ups. Pts can often be treated by their pcp. Derm referral may be needed for severe cases. ...Read more

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Does kid qualify for vaccine exempt with family hist of scleroderma, Raynaud's, psoriasis, scoriatic arthritis, and personal hist of eczema and celiac?

Does kid qualify for vaccine exempt with family hist of scleroderma, Raynaud's, psoriasis, scoriatic arthritis, and personal hist of eczema and celiac?

No: Vaccines will prevent you from getting serious diseases which might complicate your personal history of eczema and celiac disease. Go see your Pediatrician and get all protections you can. ...Read more

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Eczema - does protopic ointment (tacrolimus) work?

Yes: It is not a steroid, so it is preferred on the face, especially eyelids. It is too expensive for widespread use on other areas. If you need long-term treatment in genital area, it might be appropriate. Otherwise a topical steroid is preferred. Of course attention to dry skin is basic. ...Read more

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Who knows about skin care more--doctors, cosmetics or drug companies?

Who knows about skin care more--doctors, cosmetics or drug companies?

Cosmetics : There is considerable knowledge among all the groups you mention. A dermatologist specializes in conditions of the skin, hair , and nails to best provide advice on the best products for your particular skin condition. ...Read more

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What countries accept holistic therapy most?

What countries accept holistic therapy most?

China, India?: My guess is that china and india do, since their traditional medicines are holistic in nature and still meet the health needs of billions of people. Acceptance of holism in the west is probably highest in germany but it is widespread and growing in america, and uk as well. ...Read more

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Any recommendations 4 knowledgeable & caring rheumotalogist & endocrinologist in los angeles area within kaiser permanente network?

See details: Go online to kaiser's website or call them directly. Physician recommendations are not a function of this website. ...Read more

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Severe adult lip lickers dermatitis treatment?

Severe adult lip lickers dermatitis treatment?

Healthy lips: I recommend pangea organics lip balm. It has natural certified organic botanical essential oils that heal the skin on your lips without drying them out or exposing you to petroleum or other harsh or dangerous chemicals. ...Read more

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What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

Allergy: When you are allergic to one of the ingredients of the cosmetic in question, you will develop contact dermatitis. Unfortunately it is frequently difficult to identify the specific ingredient that is causing the problem, since cosmetic companies often keep their formulas secret. A dermatologist can help you do it, though, with patch testing. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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