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Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

Is eczema linked to vitamin d deficiencies?

Yes: A recently published study showed correlation between low blood levels of vitamin d with the severity of eczema in children. Br j dermatol. 2011 may;164 (5):1078-82. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10147.X. Epub 2011 apr 11. However, there is yet a study to show improvement of eczema with vitd supplement. ...Read more

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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Can hormone deficiencies/imbalances cause chronic, severe eczema and asthma?

Can hormone deficiencies/imbalances cause chronic, severe eczema and asthma?

No: Hormone deficiencies/imbalances do not play a big role in causing asthma, but they can affect its severity. For instance, asthma in some women can worsen during pregnancy and that could be related to the hormonal changes creating a more pro-inflammatory state, but its not directly linked to its causation in the first place. Because asthma is multifactorial, both genes & environment play a big role. ...Read more

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Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin (s) or mineral (s)?)

Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin (s) or mineral (s)?)

Yes: Low zinc levels, low magnesium levels as well a deficiencies in vitamins c, b2, and b6. Along with low essential fatty acids can be associated to eczema. Do not forget the strong hereditary and allergic component. ...Read more

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For MD: Last few months nails show pits, dents. Parts of nail thin out, tiny cracks where polish gets stuck when I try to remove the nail polish. I also saw pit form when I put nail polish. Causes? Vit./Mineral deficiency? Eczema? Any natural remedy?

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For MD: Last few months nails show pits, dents. Parts of nail thin out, tiny cracks where polish gets stuck when I try to remove the nail polish. I also saw pit form when I put nail polish. Causes? Vit./Mineral deficiency? Eczema? Any natural remedy?

Many: But you will need to see your doctor to check out the potential causes as well as disease conditions such as psoriasis which may be associated with damage to your nails. I presume that you had not been glueing artificial nails to your current nails. ...Read more

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Does Vitamin D deficiency cause severe itching and eczema in hands and legs? Or could it signify an issue with the liver?

Does Vitamin D deficiency cause severe itching and eczema in hands and legs? Or could it signify an issue with the liver?

No: Vit D deficiency isn't a cause for eczema/itching or a cause for liver disease, can it be seen in people having those conditions? Yes, but not a cause. Vit D deficiency is usually related to insufficient vitamin D intake or insufficient sun exposure, a very common condition can lead to osteopenia or osteoporosis, (weak bones) if long standing, treatment is easy, good luck ...Read more

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Should I be taking L-Lysine if I do not have a deficiency in it?

Should I be taking L-Lysine if I do not have a deficiency in it?

Sage Suggestion: It sounds like you already know the answer. If you do not have a deficiency of L Lysine there is no reason to take it. Lysine is an amino acid used to treat cold sores. There are other OTC and prescription meds that can treat Herpes Simplex viruses better. Lysine has not been approved by the FDA for HSV suppression. Go on line to read about natural sources of Lysine from food. ...Read more

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I took a quantum magnetic resonance test. Most of my results are very good except for serious lysine deficiency. How legitimate is this test?

I took a quantum magnetic resonance test. Most of my results are very good except for serious lysine deficiency. How legitimate is this test?

No way to tell: These machines, the majority made in china, are used predominantly by beauty clinics, diet centers, and other such non-medical operations. Unaware that these values are used by any reputable medical facility as a screening device. Find it highly improbable that you have an isolated deficiency in lysine, but you might check with a general internist in your area. ...Read more

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Can a lysine deficiency be connected to abnormally high sex drive in direct/indirect way?

Opposite: Lysine deficiency usually causes hair loss, anemia, poor appetite, delayed growth, fatigue, irritability, and poor concentration. (btw, excess does not do opposite: causes gallstone formation, GI distress, skin changes). ...Read more

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What could have caused my severe lysine deficiency considering that I often eat a lot of eggs, chicken, fish and other lysine rich food?

Lysine deficiency: Lysine competes with arginine for absorption. As a result using supplemental arginine can result in lysine deficiency. People who don't consume animal products or have a diet that is light in meat are also at risk for a lysine deficiency. Try eating cereals. How did you ever learn you were lysine deficient? Get better. ...Read more

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Is there a link between eczema and low back pain.?

Is there a link between eczema and low back pain.?

Not Really: Although some arthritic conditions like psoriasis can have scaly or itchy eczema associated with them. Low back pain can be associated with psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the link of eczema to the immune system?

What is the link of eczema to the immune system?

Long answer: Please visit this site for some information on this topic:
https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/atopic-dermatitis-eczema/symptoms-causes/syc-20353273
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Can there be a link between vegetarianism and eczema?

Can there be a link between vegetarianism and eczema?

Might be: Eczema is a very general term describing an inflammation skin condition that can be related to several allergic, infectious and / or skin dryness. Micronutrient deficiency including many vitamins and heavy metals can also cause skin inflammation that looks like eczema. Thus, there can be a link between vegetarianism and eczema due to its narrow nutrient profile. ...Read more

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What is the link between asthma and eczema?

What is the link between asthma and eczema?

Atopy (see below): Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read more

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I'm always breaking out and I don't know y can it be eczema and how can I treat it?

I'm always breaking out and I don't know y can it be eczema and how can I treat it?

Break outs: Acne? Eczema? See a dermatologist. There are so many different medicated creams that may help you. Once your examined, the doctor may have a better idea as to what condition you have. ...Read more

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I have no insurance I will b soon getting health insurance but I have eczema can I use amoxicillin to relieve the itch?

I have no insurance I will b soon getting health insurance but I have eczema can I use amoxicillin to relieve the itch?

Will not help: Until you have your health insurance limit your bathing, only use soap in your armpits and groin and apply vaseline or aquaphor on the irritated areas. If you cannot sleep at night because of the itching there are many over the counter antihistamines including zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine). Good luck. ...Read more

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Does eczema ever go away?

Yes and no: Eczema, the symptom, can go away with treatment, but eczema, the disease, does not go away but is only controlled. ...Read more

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Can bag balm cure eczema?

Hand Eczema: This Balm is great for hand dermatits/eczema that is severe (dry, cracked skin). I wouldn't recommend for generalized eczema. Try Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil for daily use to whole body. ...Read more

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Will my eczema ever go away?

Will my eczema ever go away?

Maybe: About a third of eczema is caused by allergy. If you knew what you avoid it and the eczema resolves. The other 2/3 are unclear. It could be washing your skin with a harsh soap or cold weather or something outside of your control. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about eczema?

Can you tell me more about eczema?

Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can trigger an eczema flare-up?

What can trigger an eczema flare-up?

Exposures: The majority of eczema is caused by allergies. Avoiding exposures is one way to reduce flare ups. However, the long term solution is allergy therapy, as it's tough to avoid the world. As foods, environmental agents (dust, mold, pollens, etc.) and chemicals can all cause allergic reactions, any allergy therapy should be able to address all of these areas in order to be effective. ...Read more

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Can eczema be controlled by my diet?

It can if....: ...It is being caused by a sensitivity to something in your diet. If, for instance, you are sensitive to milk protein, then removing that from your diet may help. If, on the other hand, you are sensitive to perfumes, changing your diet won't help. Probiotics added to your diet on a daily basis have been shown in some studies to help improve eczema. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of eczema, what's wrong?

Sudden onset of eczema, what's wrong?

Eczema Flare: You are likely suffering from an eczema flare. Flares can occur when you are exposed to a trigger, allergen, or other exacerbating factor. They can also occur when you are not practicing good skin hygiene and not using a daily moisturizer. For worsening eczema apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. ...Read more

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Does scratching eczema make it worse?

Does scratching eczema make it worse?

Eczema: But eczema can be a nuisance that may prompt scratching that can only make the problem worse. Scratching can irritate the skin even more and lead to secondary infections. Treatment is with creams like cerave, topical prescription cortisone or Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about eczema?

Can you tell me anything about eczema?

Atopic Dermatitis: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for eczema relief. Help?

Creams: Eczema is due to dry sensitive skin. It can flare in to red itchy rashes with dry air or presence of an allergen. Avoid dryness and any possible allergens you know of. Moisturize often with an unscented cream. Use unscented skin products: soaps, lotions, laundry detergents. Use steroid creams otc or rx depending on severity for flares. If very itchy, an ocassional oral antihistamine can help. ...Read more

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Will my child grow out of their eczema?

Most likely: It is estimated that approximately 15% of children with eczema will continue to have it into adulthood. Majority grow out of it by 10 or 11 years old, or have very mild intermittent flares. ...Read more

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Will changing my diet help with eczema?

Will changing my diet help with eczema?

Not likely: There is evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consist pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Change in diet will definitely not cure eczema. ...Read more

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How long the the itch from eczema last?

How long the the itch from eczema last?

Depends: Itch usually precedes the rash of eczema and continues unless eczema is properly treated with rx topical therapy. If not tx'd it can become infected. Bc eczema is a chronic condition, it tends to recur for many years-depends on environmental allergen exposure and genetics. ...Read more

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Why does nothing work on my severe eczema?

Why does nothing work on my severe eczema?

See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more

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Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Wound and eczema: First you would prevent the wound from infection and treat it with topical antibotics, then after which concentrate on the eczema. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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