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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

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

possibly: The distribution pattern for eczema is fairly predictable, while "ring worm" which is a superficial fungus infection can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, beard, trunk, groin, foot. Both rashes can be itchy, but eczema is really itchy. Eczema responds well to cortisone creams/ointments, while cortisone can potentially worsen ringworm. Doc can scrape the lesion and culture for fungus. ...Read more

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Allergic dermatitis and food allergies are closely related?

Allergic dermatitis and food allergies are closely related?

Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 24-48 hours after exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are common include redness, itching and swelling. Sometimes blistering and weeping of the skin also develop. What you are allergic to is determined by your genes, not foods. ...Read more

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Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Itching.: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes (as opposed to a rash that itches) - it's the itching that comes first, and scratching it that causes the rash. The itchiest areas are typically crooks of arms, backs of knees, and sides of neck, although other areas can be involved. Most kids outgrow it, although an unfortunate minority do not. Treatment depends on location and severity. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

Dr. Eric Macy Dr. Macy
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Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

Completely different: All ige-medited food allergies have the same symptoms, oral itching and hives if ingestion, progressing to anaphylaxis if large volume ingestion. Gluten intolerance in celiac disease causes an inflammatory bowel disease and in about 15% a blistering rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more

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Is winter season contrast to atopic dermatitis?

Is winter season contrast to atopic dermatitis?

???: Eczema is an allergic inflammation of the skin leading to significant drying. Winter is typically a very dry season that can exacerbate atopic dermatitis. The key is to keep moisturized as often as possible. ...Read more

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Can pollen allergies cause allergic contact chelitis?

Can pollen allergies cause allergic contact chelitis?

Doubtful : Certainly not by inhalation, but maybe if the lips came in contact with a lot of pollen. If your lips are swelling and you haven't been chewing on weed leaves, you should see your doctor ...Read more

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Are allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Are allergic rhinitis and non-allergic rhinitis chronic?

Usually: Although many people with allergic rhinitis only have symptoms during the peak pollen seasons depending on what they are allergic to. ...Read more

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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more

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What causes wheat allergies?

Wheat allergy: This is a genetic condition and allergies run in families. Sometimes what you become allergic to is influenced by what you are fed or exposed to as an infant. ...Read more

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Is eczema from milk allergy?

Is eczema from milk allergy?

Not totally: In some kids, cows milk may further irritate eczema. However, cows milk does not cause eczema primarily. Talk to your dr before switching a babys formula or milk. ...Read more

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Is wheat allergy curable?

Is wheat allergy curable?

Not yet: However the allergy may not be lifelong and i would certainly check it again in a couple of years. Be sure that this is not a gluten intolerance issue however. ...Read more

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Could gluten help with allergies?

Could gluten help with allergies?

No: Avoiding or taking gluten would not affect your allergy symptoms unless you have gluten or wheat allergy. ...Read more

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Can you get dhystrotic eczema from a gluten allergy?

Can you get dhystrotic eczema from a gluten allergy?

Dyshydrotic eczema: Is is a rash that occurs on the hands, mostly on the palms and fingers from excess and, frequent washing, etc, it is not related to any food allergy. ...Read more

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Which children with pollen allergies and eczema should be checked for gluten allergy, if they don't have stomach symptoms and are growing normally?

Which children with pollen allergies and eczema should be checked for gluten allergy, if they don't have stomach symptoms and are growing normally?

None: There is no indication for testing if no problem. Celiac is an autoimmune disease. It is not an allergy...That is a misconception. Gluten allergy is a type of food allergy, but it is found in the wheat family. ...Read more

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Eczema disorder and I have heard that a gluten free diet can help?

Eczema disorder and I have heard that a gluten free diet can help?

Yes if wheat allergy: The rash that is caused by gluten enteropathy is very specific. It is called dermatitis herpetiformis, and it consists of clear blister-like bumps on your elbows and knees/shins that itch intensely. Eczema is usually related to regular allergies, not celiac disease, although a person can have both at the same time. If you are wheat or grain-allergic, the diet will help, but not because of gluten. ...Read more

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How are eczema and allergies related?

How are eczema and allergies related?

Yes: About 30% of patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food, dust mite, or less likely animal dander or pollen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy to eczema?

Is it possible to have an allergy to eczema?

Words matter: Allergy and eczema are two different but related conditions. Someone with eczema usually has other allergic problems. As many as 1/3 of those with eczema have food allergies that aggravate it. You are never allergic to eczema, the words matter and these have specific definitions that exclude the possibility. ...Read more

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Is an allergy test required when you have eczema?

Is an allergy test required when you have eczema?

No, usually not: Many people have some eczema, and only a few need allergy testing. Those that get allergy testing may include people with known allergies to other things already, people who get the same rash or reaction each time they eat or touch a certain item, people with family members who have rashes associated with allergies, etc... Most people with eczema just treat the eczema, without allergy testing. ...Read more

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How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

Testing: The two best ways are either to see an allergist for testing or to completely remove that food from your diet, treat the eczema and if it doesn't return that food could be the culprit. ...Read more

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Can a dairy allergy cause eczema? How likely is this?

Can a dairy allergy cause eczema? How likely is this?

Possible: Typically, food allergens(egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanut) are more likely to cause ezcematous rashes in children more so than adults. ...Read more

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How can you tell if my eczema is from a food allergy?

How can you tell if my eczema is from a food allergy?

Timing and testing: About 33% of people with moderate to severe eczema have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food or dust mite. Sometimes the pattern of eating the food followed by flaring of the eczema will help, but the best test is to eliminate the food and monitor to see if the eczema improves. To determine which foods to eliminate, allergy blood or skin tests can be helpful, but not perfect. ...Read more

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Is immunicap testing reliable for allergy in kids with severe eczema?

Possibly: The testing can identify a kid with a high ige level and suggest a variety of food or other items that if avoided may improve the eczema. It's accuracy varies & it can only be considered a tool in the efforts to help kids.Skin testing is another tool with value but may be cumbersome or difficult in a kid with eczema. All this should be part of open discussion with your doc. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by allergies?

May be: Some people have identifiable allergens causing eczema but lots do not. ...Read more

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In what ways are allergies and eczema related, if they are?

In what ways are allergies and eczema related, if they are?

Related, Yes: About 33% of people with moderate to severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) have allergies. These triggering allergens can be dust mite, animal dander or foods (especially in children). ...Read more

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Is eczema from milk allergy?

Not totally: In some kids, cows milk may further irritate eczema. However, cows milk does not cause eczema primarily. Talk to your dr before switching a babys formula or milk. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Is there an allergy prick test for eczema?

Is there an allergy prick test for eczema?

No: Eczema is diagnosed by examining the patient and taking a history. Allergy prick testing may be helpful in treating eczema, but is not necessary. Allergy testing by skin prick or blood test always needs to be interpreted with careful attention to the patient's history and symptoms. For example some patients may test mildly positive for milk allergy, but can drink milk every day without problem. ...Read more

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Can allergy to salicylic acid cause eczema?

No: Eczema is an allergic entity by itself. The salicylic acid can cause either allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis as a reaction. Treatment is often similar but they are different diseases. ...Read more

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How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

A strong link: A mom told me in israel her son's eczema was referred to as skin asthma; a great way to emphasize that infantile eczema often precedes onset of asthma by 2-3 years. For every 3 kids seen for eczema 2 react to foods on skin/blood testing. Only 1 of 3 improves with elimination of some foods. They're never allergic to all the foods to which they react. Dust mites may be the primary culprit in the end. ...Read more

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My child has several allergies, eczema and asthma how can I help?

My child has several allergies, eczema and asthma how can I help?

Allergies and asthma: No pets, no rugs and cloth blinds, no stuffed animals in bed, hypoallergenic mattress, vaccum with hepa filters, wash away allergens, dust mite tends to thrive in bedding and pillows wash at least once a week, use green cleaning products, prevent molds, keep pollens out close doors and windows, control bugs and pests, use humidity controllers andair purifier, reduce pet danders or get rid of them, vacuum often. ...Read more

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What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

Many possibilities: The primary triggers for eczema flare-ups are food exposures, changes in weather/temperature, using the wrong soaps and moisturizers, and environmental allergens (pets, dust mites). ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more