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Can a pacifier cause an eczema break out on a toddler?

Can a pacifier cause an eczema break out on a toddler?

No: The pacifier itself shouldn't cause eczema as dr. Ferguson mentioned, however any excessive drool may cause a contact dermatitis around the baby's mouth. The pacifier may trap a little moisture by the mouth and cause a small area of irritation. If this is the case use vasoline ointment as a barrier. You don't need to stop using the pacifier. Aap recommends using up to 1 year for bedtime/naps. ...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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Given the recent study on cleaning pacifiers w/ your mouth and correlation of less asthma/eczema, do you still recommend against it?

Given the recent study on cleaning pacifiers w/ your mouth and correlation of less asthma/eczema, do you still recommend against it?

Pacifer clensing: A recent study in the journal of pediatrics reported that was less eczema and asthma in children whose parents cleaned their childs pacifiers by sucking on them. It substantiates a theory that early exposure to germs reduces allergies, eczema, and asthma. While the idea sounds gross it may have scientific validity to it. ...Read more

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Can ameia cause eczema?

Can ameia cause eczema?

Not by itself: If you mean "anemia" as a cause of eczema, the answer would be not primarily but perhaps secondarily. It would depend on the cause of the anemia. If there is an antigen involved like a drug or infection, the body could react to those proteins. You should have this evaluated by your internist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is eczema caused by?

What is eczema caused by?

Nobody knows: But there is an element of allergy in it ...Read more

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Which foods can cause eczema?

Which foods can cause eczema?

Many: Many foods may aggravate eczema but not cause it. Food testing with either a blood panel or scratch testing could possibly help identify trigger foods. Allergenic foods include peanut, chocolate, strawberry, seafood, corn, milk, citrus, and soy. ...Read more

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Can eczema cause depigmentation?

Yes: Eczema can cause lightening or darkening of the skin as it resolves, depending on your skin tone. True depigmentation of the skin as in vitiligo does not typically result from eczema, although there is an inflammatory type of eczema that result in rapid depigmentation of affected skin. Please see your dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and management.. ...Read more

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What causes eczema or dermatitis?

What causes eczema or dermatitis?

Genetics allergies: People inherit the tendency toward allergic conditions as eczema. You have dry sensitive skin which loses water. Barrier creams such as eletone and hylatopic can be helpful in treating the condition. ...Read more

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What are the cause and remedy of eczema?

What are the cause and remedy of eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Is excessive dairy consumption a cause of eczema?

Is excessive dairy consumption a cause of eczema?

Probably not: Eczema is one of the illnesses for which a truly enterprising patient might try an elimination diet. Ask your physician whether this is something you might do. Otherwise, if you like milk and cheese, enjoy them -- genghis khan's armies conquered most of asia living primarily on milk; who'd want to tell them this was "excessive"? ...Read more

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What causes eczema, if you are not allergic to anything?

What causes eczema, if you are not allergic to anything?

Eczema: A form of eczema can be inherited and not obviously related to allergies. This is termed atopic dermatitis. Some cases do have sensitivities affiliated with them. Another non allergic eczema is called irritant dermatitis. About 60% of workplace eczema is of this type caused by solvents and other chemicals. Certain chemicals at home can also be irritating. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the itching caused by my eczema?

What can I do to reduce the itching caused by my eczema?

Moisturizing cream..: Make sure you use moisturizing cream and oatmeal based soaps very frequently in order to keep your skin free of rash and itching. Drink also plenty of water and eat healthy every day. ...Read more

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What causes random spots of eczema and how is it treated?

Myriad of skin sores: It is very common to see multiple areas of skin changes on the body. Most are associated with the underlying skin development and possible irritants. Some are from lack of oil or the ability of the skin to have the correct moisture and get some reactions. Some are related to disease such as Psoriasis or change to skin moisturizers and some low dose steroid for short time. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Needs Evaluation: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Discolored skin could also be due to skin fungal infection. See pediatrician to determine proper treatment course. ...Read more

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What products would u recommend to lighten the pigmentation caused by eczema? I dun wan to let it clear naturally as it will take a very longtime

Peel and bleach.: Agents containing retinoids, steroids, hydroquinone, kojic acid may be compounded and useful for this purpose but shouls be prescribed under the guidance of a physician. Avoidance of sun and inflammationis also beneficial to limit worsening. ...Read more

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What causes infantile eczema to occur?

What causes infantile eczema to occur?

Reactions: Eczema is the most common auto-immune disease. Autoimmunity means that the immune system, which normally is designed to attack and destroy only its enemies, attacks one'e own body. In eczema, the attack is against your own skin. This attack, however, is very common in infancy, 1 of every 3 or more babies experience eczema. Most likely this is because baby skin is touching so many new items. ...Read more

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What causes eczema...How can it be prevented...thanks?

What causes eczema...How can it be prevented...thanks?

Eczema: The exact causes of eczema are unknown. You might have inherited a tendency for eczema. You may have a family member who has eczema. There are many triggers of eczema that can make it flare or get worse.
Irritants-Soaps and detergents,
Shampoos, dish-washing liquids
Disinfectants like chlorine
Contact with juices from fresh fruits, meats, vegetables
Allergens-House dust mites
Pets (cats > dogs)
Pollens (seasonal)
Molds
Dandruff ...Read more

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What causes hand eczema?

What causes hand eczema?

Depends: Eczema or dermatitis are terms for irritated skin. There are multiple reasons someone can get rashes on their hands. The most common cause is from irritant dermatitis caused by frequent exposure to moisture (sweating or hand-washing), soap, or other solvents. Other conditions that can cause hand rashes include infections, allergies, inflammatory conditions (psoriasis), etc. ...Read more

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What causes eczema?

What causes eczema?

Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. ...Read more

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What causes my eczema?

Cause of eczema: Genes. Eczema is a genetic predisposition to have dry skin, which then becomes inflamed. Several things make eczema worse, like dry air, wind, shampoo, wool, sweating, animal dander. Things that help eczema are humidifiers, thick emollients used daily, wearing long sleeves/pants and socks/shoes. Topical steroids are best treatment for active flare ups. ...Read more

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What causes atopic eczema?

What causes atopic eczema?

Moisture loss: The basic problem in eczema is loss of the normal moisture from the skin causing dry skin. Dry skin itches. Scratching the dry skin (or rubbing it on bedding) causes rash. Therefore eczema has been described as "the itch that rashes." people with eczema are sometimes missing some barrier proteins that prevent moisture loss. 1/3 of eczema may have food allergy triggers, but 2/3 will not. ...Read more

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Are there chemical causes for eczema?

Are there chemical causes for eczema?

Irritant Dermatitits: Yes; there are many chemicals that cause a form of eczema called contact dermatitis. You could be irritated by the chemicals or actually allergic to them. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eczema and how can it be treated?

What are the causes of eczema and how can it be treated?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What causes eczema and makes it pop up in different places?

Excellent question..: ...Meaning, we don't really know the answer. There are many different kinds of eczema, and probably many different causes; or more precisely, there are probably many different skin conditions that are collectively called "eczema" because they all look similar. Its distribution varies with the cause; and the exact mechanism that causes an eczematous rash to occur is not yet known. ...Read more

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I have suddenly developed eczema at age 55. What could be the cause?

Many sources: Dry skin is the most common cause, especially in the winter months. Contact allergy, infection, medications, systemic inflammation, stress are all other possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes varicose eczema?

What causes varicose eczema?

Venous hypertension: Varicose or venous eczema is always commonly referred to as stasis dermatitis, even though this is an inaccurate description. Stasis means that blood isn't moving. In the case of venous eczema, the blood is moving, it is just going the wrong way. We call this reflux and reflux occurs in varicose vein disease. The problem is too much pressure in the veins and the inflammation that results. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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


Pacifier (Definition)

Pacifier use is associated with a significantly ...Read more