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Contact dermatitis - what can I do besides avoiding the allergen? Any barrier creams as prevention?

Contact dermatitis - what can I do besides avoiding the allergen? Any barrier creams as prevention?

Not really: The best thing for patients with contact allergy is to avoid the allergen. Or a physical barrier. The allergen can seep through any "barrier cream" and eventually still cause a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Is coq10 safe? Especially for atopic dermatitis?

Is coq10 safe? Especially for atopic dermatitis?

Safe: Coq10 is quite safe and is being looked at in many conditions. I haven't heard of any specific to atopic dermatitis, but it certainly fits the profile of things being looked at for its use in inflammatory conditions, such as atopic dermatitis is. Perhaps a dermatologist colleague could comment specifically, but overall it is very safe. ...Read more

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What should I avoid/ or eat often for atopic dermatitis & allergies?

What should I avoid/ or eat often for atopic dermatitis & allergies?

Food allergy: Food allergy can be involved in worsening atopic dermatitis or eczema; especially in children (probably about 1/3rd of cases). Some food allergies are caused by allergic antibody (ige) that can be detected by blood work, in other cases if is presumably caused by blood cells that have become reactive to foods (no reliable testing is felt to exist for this type of allergy). Dietary diary might help. ...Read more

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Precautions to take from spreading chickenpox?

Precautions to take from spreading chickenpox?

Having it spread to: You? The best protection against herpes varicella- zoster virus (vzu) is vaccination. Avoidance of contact with infected people is very important ! ...Read more

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How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

If you avoid: The tanning bed - you will avoid the heat rashes as well as your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid with Crohn's disease?

Foods to avoid with Crohn's disease?

It depends: You might be surprised to learn that there's no evidence that certain foods cause crohn's disease. But once you've been diagnosed, paying special attention to what you eat can go a long way toward managing flare-ups, promoting healing, and reducing annoying digestive symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any preventive measures to avoid pollen allergy besides allergy shots?

Is there any preventive measures to avoid pollen allergy besides allergy shots?

Allergic rhinitis: Staying inside the house during pollen season seems like the best answer. But that's not practical. So , in addition to wearing a mask, do not forget to clean your outer clothes, accessories and shoes before getting back in your house to prevent pollen from being trapped inside the house. Taking a shower will help remove pollen adhering to your skin. Antihistamines plus nasal steroids will help. ...Read more

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Any good sunscreens recommended for people with moderate atopic dermititis?

Any good sunscreens  recommended for people with moderate atopic dermititis?

Yes: A good sunscreen is recommended for everyone regardless of the status of your skin. A good moisturizer is even more essential but do apply it immediately after bathing. ...Read more

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Should I avoid certain foods with crohn's?

Should I avoid certain foods with crohn's?

Possibly: If you have a stricture (narrowing) then high fiber foods or poorly digested vegetables can get stuck in the stricture. Other foods (dairy) can exacerbate diarrhea. I usually have my patients keep a food journal to see which foods give them more problems as it can be different person to person. ...Read more

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What foods are okay for avoiding gout attacks?

What foods are okay for avoiding gout attacks?

Cherry juice: The only food that has data suggesting it may help is cherry juice. Food to avoid are alcohol (especially) and shellfish. ...Read more

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Should you avoid sun exposure after electrolysis?

Should you avoid sun exposure after electrolysis?

Electrolysis/sun exp: You should avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after elecrolysis. ...Read more

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Any effective moistrizers for atopic dermititis?

Any effective moistrizers for atopic dermititis?

Yes: The most important trick is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing which you are encouraged to do (this is in contrast with older recommendations). I personally prefer ulactin which contains equivalents of the body's own moisturizer. However cervave and others have their own fans. There are also great rx moisturizers but at $75 or more for 2-3 oz- mostly unaffordable. ...Read more

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Is cleaning atopic dermatitis skin with hot wet towel okay/safe?

Maybe: Hot can mean different things to different people. Hot could also burn and aggravate any existing skin problem. I prefer the idea of warm, with the temperature comfortable to your skin when you test it. ...Read more

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Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Do cures for psoriasis and seborheic dermatitis such as"temovate" cause cancer?

Not directly: As an anti-inflammatory drug some immunosuppression may occur and as such cuold contribute to cancer development in affected individuals who have other risks for cancer. ...Read more