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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 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


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How does you cure or reduce the symptoms of adult atopy? Tired of skin reactions to various things.

Atopy: There is no cure for atopy which is not usually a reaction to outside things but rather an internal problem. Prescription strength steroid creams and moisturizers are effective at minimizing the signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I remove the atopy symptom?

How can I remove the atopy symptom?

Broad question: If you mean allergy symptom (s), they are several, your best bet is to see an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: atopy?

What is the definition or description of: atopy?

Atopy: Atopy usually dignifies atopic dermatitis. Some people call it eczema. It is a condition which affects the skin with dryness, redness, itchiness. It is probably brought on by allergy, but in most instances we don't know what the cause is. ...Read more

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I need to get information on atopy treament. What website do I go to?

I need to get information on atopy treament. What website do I go to?

Desensitization: Wikipedia - in pharmacology, desensitization is the loss of responsiveness to the continuing or increasing dose of a drug. Also termed tachyphylaxis, downregulation, fade or drug tolerance. ...Read more

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Is atopy different thing from atopic dermatitis?

Is atopy different thing from atopic dermatitis?

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 more

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What's difference between atopy and eczema?

What's difference between atopy and eczema?

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 more

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I need to get information on atopy treatments? How do you make your body less "sensitive" to everything?

I need to get information on atopy treatments? How do you make your body less "sensitive" to everything?

Desensitization: Wikipedia - in pharmacology, desensitization is the loss of responsiveness to the continuing or increasing dose of a drug. Also termed tachyphylaxis, downregulation, fade or drug tolerance. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with atopy? How can we get her "used" to things so she won't react?

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 more

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My baby is 5months old she is suffering with atopy on scalp. How can we cure it naturally?

My baby is 5months old she is suffering with atopy on scalp. How can we cure it naturally?

If you mean dry skin: If you mean cradle cap or dry skin, oiling daily with hair washing twice a week usually with a shampoo such as t gel controls the situation. Total cure unlikely, but this limits recurrences. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about this atopy condition? Doctor says it runs in our family. Can we prevent symptoms?

Anyone know anything about this atopy condition? Doctor says it runs in our family. Can we prevent symptoms?

See below: Atopy covers a family history of allergies, eczema, and asthma. Breast feeding can help reduce the chance of developing atopic illnesses. Other than that, there are no specific preventative measures. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

?: With the symptoms described I would think asthma first, after making sure your heart is fine and you don't have anemia, see an allergist/asthma specialist, given that you have history of atopy, goodluck ...Read more

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Can lamictel reduce the itchiness of atopic dermatitis?

Can lamictel reduce the itchiness of atopic dermatitis?

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

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I have atopic dermatitis. What can I do to reduce my rashes?

I have atopic dermatitis. What can I do to reduce my rashes?

Skin hydration: Moisturize skin often, especially after bathing. Personally I like eucerin (no $ interest). Use a steroid topical med if necessary. Consider allergy testing, particularly if you notice a flare associated with certain foods or conditions. ...Read more

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Wat''s difference between eczema & atopic dermatitis? Which one is harder to treat and difficult to deal with? Can the words be used interchangeably?

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

Atopy (Definition)

Atopy usually dignifies atopic dermatitis. Some people call it eczema. It is a condition which affects the skin with dryness, redness, itchiness. It is probably brought on by allergy, but in most instances we don't know ...Read more