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I have atopic dermatitis for a long time. Isn't there a long term solution for this? I am mostly using oinments including corticosteroids.

I have atopic dermatitis for a long time. Isn't there a long term solution for this? I am mostly using oinments including corticosteroids.

Atopic Eczema: Adults who have atopic dermatitis may have complex disease. Most have an allergy trigger, inclusive of food, environmental allergen, and chemical sensitivities. On top of that, there may be fungal or bacterial superinfection, and even allergy to microbial parts. A comprehensive long-term plan of allergen avoidance, anti-inflammatories, emollients, skin barriers, and good habits is essential. ...Read more

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Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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If it takes a long time to atopic dermatitis to go away using method of allergy shot, about how long does it take?

If it takes a long time to atopic dermatitis to go away using method of allergy shot, about how long does it take?

Allergy shots?: Atopic dermatitis by definition may be associated with allergies. However, allergy shots are not considered first line treatment for atopic dermatitis and often have been reported to worsen the condition or symptoms. The bottom line is allergy shots are not first-line treatment but may be incorporated into a more comprehensive treatment plan. ...Read more

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How long will it take atopic dermatitis to get better when taking allergy shots ?

How long will it take atopic dermatitis to get better when taking allergy shots ?

Variable: Atopic dermatitis, eczema, may or may not be of allergic origin. If it due to allergies allergy shots may help. You should see an improvement within six months to two years. ...Read more

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I am suffering from atopic dermatitis since last 2 years, affecting face and hantried local and systemic steroids, moiturisers.Suggest me treatment?

I am suffering from atopic dermatitis since last 2 years, affecting face and hantried local and systemic steroids, moiturisers.Suggest me treatment?

Other diagnosis: Atopic dermatitis typically begins in childhood. A new diagnosis of atopic dermatitis at age 50 is possible, but a dermatologist would be helpful in ruling other causes of rash at this age especially if systemic steroids were tried and less than helpful. ...Read more

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If it takes long time for atopic dermatitis to heal from allergy shots, which other method is proven to work? Acupuncture? Herbal tonic? Any other?

If it takes long time for atopic dermatitis to heal from allergy shots, which other method is proven to work? Acupuncture? Herbal tonic? Any other?

Moisture/antinflam: Atopic dermatitis is managed by reducing the tendency to scratch, which causes a flare, so reduce all forms of rubbing; cetaphil/ probiotics. If worse, consider low potency, short course (< 2 weeks/episode) topical steroids, Elidel (pimecrolimus) or Protopic for < 2 weeks/episode; atarax/ Benadryl q.I.D., p.O. Helps interrupt the scratch/itch cycle. Can try 2 tbs bleach in 1/2 tub--5 min guided soaking the body. ...Read more

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Yoni is 18mths old. Has had atopic dermatitis for 6 months. Treated for a while with hydrocortisone and last few weeks the dermatologist switched him to Elidel (Pimecrolimus). His dermatologist had him do blood tests to see if he wasn't allergic to gluten

Yoni is 18mths old. Has had atopic dermatitis for 6 months. Treated for a while with hydrocortisone and last few weeks the dermatologist switched him to Elidel (Pimecrolimus). His dermatologist had him do blood tests to see if he wasn't allergic to gluten

What's the question?: I don't understand if there is a question here. But I think gluten allergy is not the most likely cause for atopic dermatitis but egg allergy is. I recommend that you consult an allergist who can assist you in managing the immunologic aspect of AD. Applying a moisturizer ...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

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What is atopic dermatitis?

What is atopic dermatitis?

AKA Eczema: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing itchy skin rash that often occurs in the flexor creases, neck, ankles and wrists. In children, allergies are often the cause. ...Read more

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How to cure atopic dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis: Really there is no "cure" for atopic dermatitis, there is management. In my practice I recommend: decreased bathing (small baths every other day) using dove sensitive skin soap, liberal use of emollients (aveeno, aquaphor,cetaphil) and small amounts of topical steroids in the worst areas used sparingly until the outbreak resolves. Also, careful attention to products with fragrances and chemicals. ...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


Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more