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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Is dermatitis caused by doing drugs? Please advise!

Is dermatitis caused by doing drugs? Please advise!

Possibly: Consider re-asking and letting us know the specific drug you are referring to - so we can provide a more accurate answer. ...Read more

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What is it like to used the drug dupliumab for atopic dermatitis?

May improve rash: Dupliumab is a monoclonal antibody that binds the alpha subunit of the IL-4 receptor modulating the IL-4 and Il-13 pathways. This drug is still under investigation, but it does appear to have benefit in decreasing the number of asthma exacerbations in patients with allergic asthma. Atopic dermatitis is thought to be due to some of the same triggers and thus may respond also. ...Read more

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Hi, is there any natural alternatives to minomycin, i have perioral dermatitis but do not like taking drugs, is there natural alternatives i can try?

Peri-oral acne?: Since you describe a peri-oral rash and a physician has already prescribed minocycline it is likely that you have acne. This can be treated by washing your face several times a day with anti-bacterial soaps and drying agents. A topical antibiotic cream like metronidazole or minocycline can also help. I would only take on oral antibiotic as a last resort if nothing else works. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the drug dupliumab for atopic dermatitis?

Can you tell me about the drug dupliumab for atopic dermatitis?

Mono clinal antibody: An antibody to receptor of interleukin-4 ;13. Suppresses the immune system against asthma and atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is there any non-drug treatment for dermatitis/adult acne?

Is there any non-drug treatment for dermatitis/adult acne?

No: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena pangea organics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Irritating dermatitis on scalp can be treated with homeopathic medicines?

Irritating dermatitis on scalp can be treated with homeopathic medicines?

NEVER: No homeopathic remedies are of any value except as expensive placebos. There are no exceptions. Do not waste your money. There are useful treatments depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How much more time will my skin take to be free of perioral dermatitis? It started in 2013. Medicines helped a LOT. But it still gets red and bumpy!

How much more time will my skin take to be free of perioral dermatitis? It started in 2013. Medicines helped a LOT. But it still gets red and bumpy!

Patience..: Improve your overall health and hyziene status. Take a regular exercise habit, one Multivitamin a day will help. Healthy and nutritious food. Check stool for O&P. ...Read more

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Why is my anxiety and stress making my seborreic dermatitis in my eyebrows worse ?I can't take it anymore is there any medicine I can take for anxiety

Why is my anxiety and stress making my seborreic dermatitis in my eyebrows worse ?I can't take it anymore is there any medicine I can take for anxiety

Medicine for anxiety: is something that your doc can prescribe. Seeing a clinical psychologist can teach you tools to manage your anxiety. We all get anxious. Too much or too little interferes w/life. See www.relaxationresponse.org for a self-help tool. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm suffering from Scrotal Dermatitis for a very long time. Can you prescribe any effective medicine or ointment? I'm 22 and I live in a tropical country.

Hi, I'm suffering from Scrotal Dermatitis for a very long time.
Can you prescribe any effective medicine or ointment? I'm 22 and I live in a tropical country.

Scrotal dermatitis: Hi, I'm suffering from Scrotal Dermatitis for a very long time. Can you prescribe any effective medicine or ointment? I'm 22 and I live in a tropical country. ANS; the most likely contributor is sweaty balls. So first get underwear that will help soak up sweat. There are also specific causes that should be looked 4 by your Dr when you and they are examined. That way u will be given best treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine -- lotion, cream or ointment-- for atopic dermatitis or skin?

What is the best medicine -- lotion, cream or ointment-- for atopic dermatitis or skin?

Moisturizer/steroids: Moisturizers (aveeno, eucerin, even vaseline) are always a good idea to treat the dry skin in atopica dermatitis. Topical steroids are what are going to control the inflammation in ad. Steroid ointments tend to be more potent than creams and lotions, and have the added advantage of helping with the dryness at the same time. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my atopic dermatitis until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my atopic dermatitis until I can see a doctor?

Yes: Use skin cleansers instead of soap for washing or bathing. You can get cetaphil moisturizing cream, cerave, eucerin and the like . You can apply otc steroid creams till you see your doctor, moderate to severe eczema needs a stronger steroid cream and close follow up. Be sure not to get infected. ...Read more

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Took 1 percocet 4urticaria dermatitis allergy, was very painful. gave urine sample 2 Dr of at least 1yr. Nervous meds will be stopped am not drug user?

Took 1 percocet 4urticaria dermatitis allergy, was very painful. gave urine sample 2 Dr of at least 1yr. Nervous meds will be stopped am not drug user?

Percocet: I believe that your doctor's concern may not be as much as you being a drug use or not, but where did you get the percocet from?! It is a controlled substance and is prescribed for moderate to severe pain and the person for whom it is prescribed is not supposed to share it even with family members and certainly not with strangers. The person who gave it to you may also lose his/her ability to get. ...Read more

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I've read stories about the lack of digestive enzyme affecting skin. I take a medicine lowering stomach acid and got dermatitis. Please comment.?

I've read stories about the lack of digestive enzyme affecting skin. I take a medicine lowering stomach acid and got dermatitis. Please comment.?

Less likely: You are probably taking a medication in the ppi group (proton pump inhibitors) such as prilosec, Prevacid etc. Or an h2-blocker such as zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, and the like. Yes, they lower stomach acid production, but that has not been directly linked to any skin problems per se. You may be "allergic" to them and having skin reaction, which is a far more likely possibility. ...Read more

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Suffered from perioral dermatitis in Dec 2013. Doctor gave me medicines like Fluzec etc. Cured. but area around mouth still gets red nd feels tender.

Suffered from perioral dermatitis in Dec 2013. Doctor gave me medicines like Fluzec  etc. Cured. but area around mouth still gets red nd feels tender.

Avoid irritants: Perioral dermatitis can cause symptoms for a while in some people.Avoidance of makeup including lipstick, avoiding toothpaste that contains fluoride such as sodium fluoride or monofluorophosphate (MFP), and moisturizers/lotion on the face can help.You may need repeat treatment, but avoid topical steroids because they tend to contribute to the problem (symptoms helped while on it, but then worsen). ...Read more

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Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines.Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, i would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

Biopsy petechiae right arm: spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis w/purpura. Drug eruption in a pt. W/underlying psoriasis or eruptive psoriasis exacerbated by a drug. What does this mean? Drug allergy?

See your doctor: This is what is called a "descriptive" path report. In these cases we construct a list of conditions that can produce this type of reaction pattern then try to narrow it down if possible. In these cases a good solid history needs to be taken to identify any possible cause (drug or other). I am afraid this can be a challenging process and sometimes we do not find the actual diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bx said spongiotic dermatitis drug reaction likely. EM type rash only on extremities ,hands/feet extreme itch and blisters several days after augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Never had allergy. Why such delayed reaction. ?

Bx said spongiotic dermatitis drug reaction likely. EM type rash only on extremities ,hands/feet extreme itch and blisters several days after augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Never had allergy. Why such delayed reaction. ?

Need allergy testing: Your body has to have an initial exposure to the drug to develop allergic reaction. This can take time to develop. The symptoms likely started after several doses and then escalated rapidly as your body increased the reaction. Also, this may be more of an adverse reaction to the med. rather than allergy. You need allergy testing ...Read more

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How long will dermatitis last?

DERMATITIS: It depends on the kind of dermatitis. Some are recurrent , others respond easity to treatment. ...Read more

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What increases risk for dermatitis?

What increases risk for dermatitis?

Dermatitis: A number of health conditions, allergies, genetic factors, physical and mental stressors, and irritants can cause dermatitis. ...Read more

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How will dermatitis affect the body?

How will dermatitis affect the body?

The skin is: The largest organ in the body. A breach in its integrity can lead to a more invasive and serious infection, i.e., flesh eating bacteria. Cosmetic issues are not silly. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more