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My daughter's earring's back has become embedded insideher earlobe. She has eczema. Will her pediatrician be ableto handle this or the er?

My daughter's earring's back has become embedded insideher earlobe. She has eczema. Will her pediatrician be ableto handle this or the er?

Ask your ped: Most pediatrician's offices should be able to handle this type of situation. If not, the more appropriate place would be a surgeon's office, not the er. It is not an emergency, and will be done with more skill and final appearance if any problems arise by a surgeon they can likely do it right in the office if your pediatrician can't do it. Just call your pediatrician's office and ask! ...Read more

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Can eczema or any skin disorder be passed through skin contact?

Can eczema or any skin disorder be passed through skin contact?

Eczema: Eczema is not contagious but often has a genetic component where family members may inherit the tendency to have eczema . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a skin disease that's similar to eczema?

Help! need to know if there's a skin disease that's similar to eczema?

Eczema Mimics: There are several skin conditions that appear similarly to eczema. Psoriasis is most often confused with eczema because they share a defining characteristic, inflammation of the skin. Eczema usually begins during childhood whereas Psoriasis typically starts in adulthood. See a Dermatologist or Allergist to determine if you are suffering from eczema or unrelated skin condition. ...Read more

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Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Is dyshidrotic eczema an autoimmune disorder? How is it treated?

Cause unknown: Cause likely multifactorial. Characterized by sudden eruption of itchy vesicles on palms, soles, lateral aspects of the fingers. Vesicles persist for weeks, dry out, then resolve with skin peeling. Episodes may recur every 3-4 weeks for months/years. Daily moisturzation, avoid irritants/allergens, or exacerbating factors. Reduce stress. If unresponsive, high potency topical steroids are effective. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is eczema?

What sort of disorder is eczema?

The itch that rashes: We can think of eczema as having 2 main parts: something about affected skin that makes it easier for it to dry out/crack, and external or internal 'stuff' that further irritates and damages the skin. Hydration of the skin is the most important part of skincare for eczema (thick, goupy, greasy creams often work best right after bathing). Watch also for new chemicals/foods/etc that make it act up. ...Read more

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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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What are the best diet and skincare products for eczema(skin disorder)?

What are the best diet and skincare products for eczema(skin disorder)?

Food elim diet: A food elimination diet removes the top 10 food allergens from your diet. Since the skin is a direct reflection of the gut and immune system, being on this diet calms the immune system reaction and decreases the symptoms. Topically, i recommend eucerin cream. ...Read more

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What happens if two people that have eczema (skin condition) will their offspring have it as well?

What happens if two people that have eczema (skin condition) will their offspring have it as well?

Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that seems to be due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. A family history of this condition definitely puts offspring at risk for eczema as this condition tends to be passed on genetically. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lichen eczema disease of the skin?

What is the treatment for lichen eczema disease of the skin?

Topical steroids: Lichen planus and eczema are two different conditions. However, both can be treated with topical or systemic steroids. A dermatologist should be able to help you chose the best treatment option. ...Read more