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Handling Eczema Condition
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hello sir. I am suffering from eczema now a days, this is my second time when i fall in this disease, and it specifically attacks in summer.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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