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Why is moisturizing skin important?

Why is moisturizing skin important?

Protection: Moisturizer can prevent from over-dryness of skin, protect skin from injury like scratch, tearing or bruises. It may stop itching particularly in "matured" skin by controlling the dryness which is the main cause of itching in elderly and during winter season. ...Read more

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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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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 are your favorite creams to treat eczema on baby?

What are your favorite creams to treat eczema on baby?

Cerave. Aveeno (oatmeal): Either cerave or aveeno (oatmeal) would be appropriate. However if this is not enough use Hydrocortisone cream. For resistant eczema see pediatrician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the best topical to treat recurring skin fungus? I've used ketokonozol and others and it always returns.

What's the best  topical  to treat recurring skin fungus? I've used ketokonozol and others and it always returns.

Try oral meds.: There are two topical products that i'm aware of that are used for resistant cutaneous fungal infections, they are "lamisil at" and "lotrimin ultra". It would be helpful to submit skin scrapings for fungal culture to identify the fungus. You also might benefit from a course of oral antifungals which can get to places topicals cant. Talk to a doctor, verify your diagnosis, and treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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What work best to treat recurrent melanoma?

What work best to treat recurrent melanoma?

Surgery: Surgery is the best treatment of melanoma. If the melanoma has spread so that surgery is not possible there are new chemotherapeutic medication that shows some promise. Cancer centers also have vaccines and there is a medication called interferon that may help. In some cases radiation therapy is used to reduce symptoms but it cannot sure melanoma. ...Read more

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Are rosacea rashes easy to recognize?

Are rosacea rashes easy to recognize?

Yes: It is on the face predominately on the nose and cheeks with redness and pustules in adults ages 35-50. Typically found in people with light complexions of north european extraction. ...Read more

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How important is daily sun protection?

How important is daily sun protection?

Essential: Uv light is damaging to skin and undoubtedly a cause of skin cancers, so sun protection is always important. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Be careful: On the thin skin of the face, steroid creams can cause atrophy, dilated blood vessels, and increased hair growth as well as perioral dermatitis and steroid acne... Talk to your dermatologist before applying it there yourself so u know your treatment goals. ...Read more

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How to successfully treat eczema rashes in a baby?

How to successfully treat eczema rashes in a baby?

FIrst, you need to..: ...Be sure of the diagnosis. Many people & some doctors assume every baby rash is eczema. If it is, there are several kinds, and treatment varies. Choice of treatment is best left to a dermatologist because most of the steroid creams used on adults are too strong for babies. A bleach bath (1/4 cup bleach in tub of bathwater) is a cheap & effective option until you can get to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to prevent and treat psoriasis in children?

How to prevent and treat psoriasis in children?

Important to treat e: Important to treat early and . Prevention is in order is aperson with psoriathoroughlysis but there is not way to prevent since there is a genetic component. There is a good source for you to see from the National Psoriais Foundation https://www.psoriasis.org/parents/about-psoriasis ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Hydroquinone 6% combined with hydrocortisone on dark lips to lighten them ?

Is it safe to use Hydroquinone 6% combined with hydrocortisone on dark lips to lighten them ?

I would stay away : Other docs may differ but the hydrocortisone may atrophy the thin mucosa of the lip with long term use. Hydroquinone likely has a much more efficacious effect on the lips and is probably much higher absorbed in this location, I would have some concern with toxicity due to the location as well. Short term term use may be acceptable but will lack satisfactory results. Www.symmetrymedicine.com ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an eczema flare up without applying steroids to the skin (such as dovate)?

What is the best way to treat an eczema flare up without applying steroids to the skin (such as dovate)?

Eczema flare: Depends on the etiology of the eczema , sometimes it is allergic to foods , milk soy or environmental and may resolve if you avoid the trigger, sometimes it is due to strep and resolves with treatment of strep . Aveeno oatmeal baths may help if not allergic, possible moisutizers like Eucerin cream f/u/ w/ dermatology ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat eczema without topical steroid?

What is the best way to treat eczema without topical steroid?

Depends on severity: Mild eczema is best treated with strict adherence to proper bathing routines, moisturizing creams & skin barrier repair measures. More severe eczema can be treated with all the above, but may also need more serious approaches like oral medications. This could include methotrexate, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and cyclosporine. Eczema can also be managed using phototherapy (narrow band uvb). See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to moisturize acne prone skin? Is Cetaphil okay (will it cause pimples) ? What is really the purpose of moisturizing?

Is it safe to moisturize acne prone skin? Is Cetaphil okay (will it cause pimples) ? What is really the purpose of moisturizing?

Yes.: If your skin is dry you can use a moisturizer but remember first take a shower or bath preferably using minimal if any soap which dries your skin then get out of the bath and apply the moisturizer to the wet skin. Most people dry off before applying the moisturizer. Don't do that! Then pat those areas dry. ...Read more

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How do you tell dyshidrotic eczema and the common eczema apart?

How do you tell dyshidrotic eczema and the common eczema apart?

Location: Eczema is a broad term used to describe a group of conditions characterized by dry sensitive skin. It include atopic dermatitis (usually starting in childhood associated with allergies), xerotic eczema (winter's itch), and others. Dyshidrotic eczema specifically denotes eczema on the hands. Patients have tiny tapioca pudding like blisters on the sides of the palms and fingers. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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