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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. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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How can atopic dermatitis be prevented?

How can atopic dermatitis be prevented?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How can nummular dermatitis be prevented?

How can nummular dermatitis be prevented?

NUMMULAR DERMATITIS: Common with dry skin. Try to lubricate skin to prevent drying before applying steroid cream. ...Read more

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How can perioral dermatitis be prevented?

How can perioral dermatitis be prevented?

No topical steroids: The exact cause of perioral dermatitis is not known. However, it may appear after strong topical steroid creams are applied to the face to treat other conditions. (strong topical steroids should never be applied to the face.) the Fluoride in toothpaste is sometimes blamed, but i think it is rarely (if ever) the cause. ...Read more

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How can eczema be treated?

How can eczema be treated?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How eczema can be cured?

How eczema can be cured?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How can candidiasis be prevented and controlled?

How can candidiasis be prevented and controlled?

Meds and life style: Hi, first you need to irradicate fungus from your system, which could be not as easy as taking meds for it. Second, you need to be on sugar/simple carbs free diet for at least 6-12 months. Thrid, you need to restore healthy gastro-intestinal flora. ...Read more

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Can impetigo be prevented?

Can impetigo be prevented?

Yes: Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria. Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk. ...Read more

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How can thrombocytopenia be prevented?

How can thrombocytopenia be prevented?

Depends: There are many causes of thrombocytopenia, some of which are preventable. Causes include (but not limited to) infection, autoimmune disorders, metabolic disorders, toxins, blood or clotting disorders, cancer, liver disease, and genetic diseases. ...Read more

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How can glycosuria be prevented?

How can glycosuria be prevented?

Insulin if Diabetic: Glysosuria means glucose or sugar in the urine. Most common cause is diabetes. Primary diabetes can probably not be prevented and is due to insufficient or no Insulin production by the pancreas or production of Insulin antibodies. Secondary diabetes is most commonly caused by obesity, so avoid getting overweight. Glcosuria can occur normally in pregancy. Control hyerthyroidism and avoid xs alcohol. ...Read more

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How can lymphoma be prevented?

How can lymphoma be prevented?

No: Unfortunately there's no known way of preventing lymphoma. Certain rare types of lymphoma only occur in patients with HIV or can be caused by other infections, so in one sense preventing these infections can prevent lymphoma. ...Read more

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How can pneumonia be prevented?

How can pneumonia be prevented?

Vaccination, hygiene: Hand washing and getting the pneumonia vaccine (and getting your children vaccinated) reduce your chances of getting pneumonia. The pneumonia vaccine covers only some strains of one species of bacterium (streptococcus), but it covers the worst actors. ...Read more

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How can diabetes be prevented?

How can diabetes be prevented?

Reduce your risk: There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk to develop diabetes, so exercise & develop healthy habits to reduce ur risk. ...Read more

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How can skin rashes be treated?

How can skin rashes be treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can psoriasis be transmitted?

How can psoriasis be transmitted?

It can't: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, not an infectious one. It is not transmitted from one person to another. ...Read more

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How can hyperglycemia be prevented?

How can hyperglycemia be prevented?

Take your medication: If you have diabetes the best way to maintain normal blood sugars is to take your medications as prescribed. Following a prescribed diet regimen and engaging in regular exercise are also helpful. If you do not have diabetes, then keeping your body weight normal for your age and maintaining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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How can diverticulitis be prevented?

How can diverticulitis be prevented?

It can't : There are no proven strategies known to prevent diverticulitis. The cause (pathogenesis) of diverticulitis is an area of active research. Avoiding seeds, nuts, etc has been unfounded and no longer recommended. Fiber is recommended more for prevention of diverticulosis rather than diverticulitis. ...Read more

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How can cardiomyopathy be prevented?

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How can cardiomyopathy be prevented?

Difficult to prevent: Damage to heart muscle resulting in injury signficantly compromising function can be due to many causes, most commonly due to coronary artery disease. High blood pressure, heritable, infiltrative or infectious causes can also cause cardiomyopathy. Treating risk factors can reduce the risk of preventable disease, but the infectious (especially viral) causes are bad luck & genetic susceptibility. ...Read more

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How can hypoglycemia be prevented?

How can hypoglycemia be prevented?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with lean protein and as much as 50 grams of fiber for a woman/70 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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What causes eczema...How can it be prevented...thanks?

What causes eczema...How can it be prevented...thanks?

Eczema: The exact causes of eczema are unknown. You might have inherited a tendency for eczema. You may have a family member who has eczema . There are many triggers of eczema that can make it flare or get worse. Irritants-Soaps and detergents, Shampoos, dish-washing liquids Disinfectants like chlorine Contact with juices from fresh fruits, meats, vegetables Allergens-House dust mites Pets (cats > dogs) Pollens (seasonal) Molds Dandruff ...Read more

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What is the best prevention for eczema?

What is the best prevention for eczema?

Diet: Supplemnts with vitamin d, zinc and essential fatty acids can help.Calso identify food triggers to avoid. ...Read more

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How to prevent and take care of baby eczema?

How to prevent and take care of baby eczema?

Infrequent Bathing: The number one thing you can do to prevent baby eczema is to bathe the baby infrequently. Every other day bathing is fine. Just wash the bottom gently and pat to dry. A mild cortisone creme for treatment is fine. In the US we use a 1% over the counter cortisone. Congratulations on your baby! You are doing a great job! We Healthtap docs are excited to learn more about your needs in China! ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent eczema breakouts in kids?

What is the best way to prevent eczema breakouts in kids?

Moisture & ceramides: Eczema is a sensitive skin condition that has multiple triggers. Eczema or atopic dermatitis seems to respond to the application of moisturizing creams containing ceramides. Also, fragranced soaps also seem to contribute to flares. There are differing degrees of severity. Speak with your dermatologist about the best course of therapy. Until the appointment, try cerave' or aveeno (oatmeal) eczema cream. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top cream to prevent eczema?

Can you please tell me which is the top cream to prevent eczema?

Dry Skin Care: 1. Shower no more than once a day. 2. Never shower with hot water. 3. Use a mild soap like dove or olay bar. Ivory is very drying and should be avoided. 4. Pat dry after showering, do not rub. 5. If one takes a bath, never sit in dirty soapy water. Use soap immediately before exiting the tub. 6. Apply moisturizer immediately after drying off. Ointments or oils are more moisturizing than creams. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective kind of soap that prevents eczema?

Mild fragrance free: Use a mild fragrance-free soap preferably with moisturizing cream. An example would be dove soap. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent eczema from spreading from one part of my body to another?

Moisturizer: Keep the skin from getting dry, apply moisturizers, over the counter coco butter etc. ...Read more

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What product is good for relieving and preventing eczema rashes?

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What product is good for relieving and preventing eczema rashes?

Emollients: Prevent dry skin by taking warm (not hot) showers or baths. Use a mild soap or body cleanser. Apply an effective emollient to your damp skin. Emollients inhibit the evaporation of water. Generally, they are available in jars and have a "stiff" consistency. Applying them to wet skin is the key. You might want to try cetaphil restoraderm or cerave. Try not to itch. C u'r doctor if this doesn't help. ...Read more

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I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Hard to say: The white patches is where your skin is healing but has not had time to return pigment tone to its proper density. You can use a cover makeup in the short term, but better control of your eczema would be required to avoid this issue. ...Read more

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I had an eczema mostly my hands what should I do to prevent?

I had an eczema mostly my hands what should I do to prevent?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Went to university across the continent. Eczema spread everywhere. When i visit home it get's worse. It's like a trigger. How can I prevent/treat this?

Went to university across the continent. Eczema spread everywhere. When i visit home it get's worse. It's like a trigger. How can I prevent/treat this?

Eczema: Eczema is often exacerbated by dryness and/or stress. Occasionally foods and/or pets can be triggers. Heavily moisturize your skin daily with a cream, not lotion. Avoid hot baths, excessive soap. If it becomes itchy, you may need a topical cortisone prescription. Moisture is the key! ...Read more

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I have eczema on just on finger. I also work in water and bleach, so what can I do to help prevent it from being worse?

I have eczema on just on finger. I also work in water and bleach, so what can I do to help prevent it from being worse?

Keep it dry: Look for strategies to keep it dry-- wear gloves or a waterproof dressing. Minimize time in water. Dry after exposure thoroughly, etc. If needed, consider a change of work assignment. ...Read more

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3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?

3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?

Exposure: I recommend you eliminate gluten and dairy exposure (that means you eliminate it if you are breastfeeding). Also, make sure you survey the environment your baby is in for likely allergens like pets, dust, carpets, detergents, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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