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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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Can a pediatrician diagnose vitiligo in infants?

Can a pediatrician diagnose vitiligo in infants?

Maybe: This process rarely prevents in infants or early childhood.Its peak incidence in in the ten-eighteen year age group. A condition called piebaldism is usually evident at birth and other types of under pigmented lesions are also possible in infancy. ...Read more

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Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

Child with severe asthma and allergies..Is it hereditary?

Probable: Asthma is often hereditary as are allergies. However whether a disease condition will develop or not is dependent on how the body interacts with the environment. For example, in identical twins there is a close to 60% that the other twin would develop asthma if one of the twin has it. In non-identical twins, the chance is slightly under 30%. ...Read more

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Can chronic urticaria in a child be misdiagnosed as eczema?

Can chronic urticaria in a child be misdiagnosed as eczema?

See below: Very unlikely. They are very different on clinical examination of the skin. ...Read more

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How do you treat excema in children, particularly babies?

How do you treat excema in children, particularly babies?

Try to find culprit: First try to determine if formula or other food may be the cause. Secondly you would want to keep the skin well hydrated and use moisturizers ad infinitude. In the end you may have to see a dermatologist or allergist for further treatment. ...Read more

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My 18m old child has eczema. hydrocortisone, Vaseline, and Aveeno (oatmeal) eczema therapy is not helping w/ her bumps or rash-like that are on her legs&hand ?

My 18m old child has eczema. hydrocortisone, Vaseline, and Aveeno (oatmeal) eczema  therapy is not helping w/ her bumps or rash-like that are on her legs&hand
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See her doctor: Who may refer you to a dermatologist, needs evaluation, self treatment can miss, hence history and physical examination are important, best wishes ...Read more

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How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?

How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?

depending on age: After ruling out tactile sensory issues (hypo or hyper sensitive to touch/contact), i usually play a 'force field' game with children who continually touch, grab, or hug. Then it becomes a cue for social situations, 'remember the force field'. ...Read more

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Is immunicap testing reliable for allergy in kids with severe eczema?

Is immunicap testing reliable for allergy in kids with severe eczema?

Possibly: The testing can identify a kid with a high ige level and suggest a variety of food or other items that if avoided may improve the eczema. It's accuracy varies & it can only be considered a tool in the efforts to help kids.Skin testing is another tool with value but may be cumbersome or difficult in a kid with eczema. All this should be part of open discussion with your doc. ...Read more

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How can we find a suitable child psychiatrist experienced in bipolar in children?

How can we find a suitable child psychiatrist experienced in bipolar in children?

Ask around: You can do an internet search. Ask around your area for references. Call major medical centers near you or ones like mayo, hopkins and ask if they know anyone in your area. The aap website may also be able to help you find someone in your area. Hopefully your pediatrician also has a good referral. ...Read more

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Best way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Best way to handle diaper rash in adults?

Diaper rash: Same way as babies. Barrier cream or ointment to prevent irritation from the next wet or dirty diaper. Apply liberally after every change. Small amounts of cortisone if very red or irritated. ...Read more

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How can parents of bipolar children cope and manage?

How can parents of bipolar children cope and manage?

Challenging: It can be quite challenging being the parent of bipolar children. It is best to educate yourself about the illness (even medications). Finding extra support, such as through support groups can be beneficial. Nami is a good resource that can help with both. Both parents should also be consistent with their parenting. It is a team approach. ...Read more

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What foods trigger or excerbate eczema in children?

Many: Milk, wheat, soy are common causes if there is a food trigger. Ige allergy testing can help identify food allergies so those foods can be limited.Oral desentisation can significantly reduce eczema over a 2 year period without allergy shots-allergy associates of lacrosse wisconsin. ...Read more

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

Biliblanket: Moderate degree of jaundice in infants who are not at high risk can be managed at home. However, bilirubin level has to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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Can my child go to school with poison ivy rashes?

Can my child go to school with poison ivy rashes?

Poison Ivy: Poison ivy rash is not contagious. Rubbing the rashes won't spread poison ivy to other parts of your body (or to another person). You spread the rash only if urushiol oil -- the sticky, resinlike substance that causes the rash -- has been left on your hands. ...Read more

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My 2 year old boy has asthma and eczema. He has rashes all over his body which irritate him. Can an allergist help with this condition? Is it apt to see one?

My 2 year old boy has asthma and eczema. He has rashes all over his body which irritate him. Can an allergist help with this condition? Is it apt to see one?

Absolutely!: A pediatric asthma & allergy specialist can be very helpful! asthma & eczema are closely related conditions, and can be miserably severe in younger children. The good news is that there are many newer, very effective treatments, and a good specialist can work with you and your child to find the best solutions now and has he continues to grow. Good luck! ...Read more

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Great uncle and his daughter both diagnosed with acute apl leukemia in their 50s. Is this genetic? Environmental?Should i worry?

Great uncle and his daughter both diagnosed with acute apl leukemia in their 50s. Is this genetic? Environmental?Should i worry?

Genetic Counseling: It is best to see a genetic counselor that is often associated with cancer treatment programs that can help answer these questions after a thorough evaluation of the family history. In general, most cancers don't have a familial disposition. ...Read more

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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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