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How Does One Reduce The Symptoms Of Adult Atopy
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
How does you cure or reduce the symptoms of adult atopy? Tired of skin reactions to various things.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Closely related: Atopic dermatitis: localized skin reaction related to overreaction of the body immune system to external allergenic substance in contact with skin, eczema dermatitis: skin disorder related to abnormal collagen fibers that is manifested by dry, eczematous skin with recurrent exacerbations mostly related to localized or systemic triggering factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to get information on atopy treatments? How do you make your body less "sensitive" to everything?
My 2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with atopy? How can we get her "used" to things so she won't react?
Definitions matter: Atopy just means she has the tendency to become allergic as shown by early allergy related problems. Like getting sunburned easily, this is a tendency you are born with. There are things you learn to do to manage symptoms. Being aware can lead to early recognition of various issues, but you don't change atopy. Allergists can sometimes desensitize a kid to specific things, but the tendency remains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anyone know anything about this atopy condition? Doctor says it runs in our family. Can we prevent symptoms?
My daughter's 6 yo. She has allergic atopy, now white patches appeard in both thighs, buttock. Her skin is dry. Seems to b growing. Is it bc atopy?
My lips are itchy and full of little bumps. I had atopy until I was about 8, now im 16. I have really dry skin around my lip area.
Allergy?: For the dry skin a good little tub of Carmex is probably the best thing. But this itchy bumpy lip problem sounds more like a recurrence of an allergy. Think about recent foods you have eaten? Changes in soaps or perfumes or detergents? You might try a dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine) 10mg over the counter to see if this resolves. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Could never inflate balloons or sing much. Easily winded. Talking gets tiring but docs say no ILD or even asthma. Confused. What 2 do? Atopy 2 blame?
No: Lamictal was originally developed as an anti-seizure medication but is now mostly used for bipolar disorders. It has a list of possible side effects longer than your arm, even if you are a gibbon - and one of those side effects is itching. There are plenty of legitimate treatments for pruritus due to atopic dermatitis; try Allegra or claritin, (loratadine) or see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Wat''s difference between eczema & atopic dermatitis? Which one is harder to treat and difficult to deal with? Can the words be used interchangeably?
Yes, Interchangeable: Atopic dermatitis and eczema are usually interchangeable because they mean the same condition. However, you could have eczema which could be localized such as nummular eczema which is not atopic dermatitis. The term atopic is associated with allergy. Patients with atopic dermatitis do suffer from other conditions such as asthma also. ...Read more
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