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Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

The same thing: I think you are saying the same thing. Atopic dermatitis is the clinical disease state, while atopic skin may just be skin that can have atopic flares. I think the terms you mentioned really are the same thing. ...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. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Whats pustular psoriasis!?

Whats pustular psoriasis!?

Rare Form: Pustular psoriasis is a rare type of psoriasis that results in painful white (pus-filled) bumps on the hands and/or feet. It is very painful and debilitating often coexisting with painful swollen fingers/toes and symptoms of arthritis. It can be one of the most challenging forms of psoriasis to treat. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Uncommon: This is not a typical location for eczema. One might be more concerned about a contact sensitivity to products (shampoos, dyes, etc) in this location. ...Read more

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How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

How are sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema different?

Sometimes overlap: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can often overlap with scalp psoriasis in a disease termed sebopsoriasis. Both conditions are from scalp inflammation. The treatments are often quite similar using topical steroid solutions/shampoos/foams and keratolytic (scale removing) shampoos and topicals. See a dermatologist to see if you have one or the other or the combined form (sebopsoriasis). ...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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What is atopic dermatitis?

What is atopic dermatitis?

AKA Eczema: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing itchy skin rash that often occurs in the flexor creases, neck, ankles and wrists. In children, allergies are often the cause. ...Read more

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Eczema or contact dermatitis, treatment?

Eczema or contact dermatitis, treatment?

Remove the irritant: Contact dermatitis is a straight forward issue of stopping the exposure. You also want to protect the skin with a good moisturizing lotion. Eczema is something that comes from an internal exposure like a food allergy that alters the immune system. You still want to stop the exposure, but it can be hard to find. Both conditions can be moderated with steroid creams and good lotions. ...Read more

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Is guttate psoriasis worse than regular psoriasis?

Is guttate psoriasis worse than regular psoriasis?

Guttate psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis is a sometimes fast spreading psoriasis which involves small lesions with a very fine scale. This can be associated with a strep throat which should be completed treatment to allow the treatment for psoriasis to work. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis contagious?

Is psoriasis contagious?

No: Psoriasis affects up to 3% of the population, is common, has many presentations and levels of severity and is not contagious. ...Read more

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What causes dyshidrotic eczema?

What causes dyshidrotic eczema?

Etiology unknown: Dyshidrotic eczema usually occurs on the palms and soles. We don't know why some people are at risk. But there are identifiable triggers. These include recurrent exposure to chemical or mechanical irritants like frequent hand scrubbing or washing, as well as irritating chemicals and certain allergenic metals like nickel. Steroid creams & avoiding irritants are the first choice treatments. ...Read more

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Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

No: The resident fungus (pityrosporum orbicularis) on most normal skin can cause seborrhea on some people. This fungus thrives on oil especially olive oil. Thus the less oil on the fact , the better. ...Read more

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Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis?

Itching.: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes (as opposed to a rash that itches) - it's the itching that comes first, and scratching it that causes the rash. The itchiest areas are typically crooks of arms, backs of knees, and sides of neck, although other areas can be involved. Most kids outgrow it, although an unfortunate minority do not. Treatment depends on location and severity. ...Read more

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What is dyshidrotic eczema?

What is dyshidrotic eczema?

Dyshidrotic eczema: This is a condition that affects the hands and fingers and usually presents as small clear bumps on the palms and sides of fingers and can be very itchy. It is not contagious and best treated with cortisone creams and moisturizers. ...Read more

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What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?

What's puva's value for atopic dermatitis?

Help severe patients: Puva is a last resort therapy for patients with atopic dermatitis; most can be controlled and treated with other methods, and puva treatments increase the risk that a patient will develop skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. A study from japan in 1993 showed 81% of patients responded. Only an experienced dermatologist does this treatment. Link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8485113. ...Read more

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What will treat atopic dermatitis?

What will treat atopic dermatitis?

Treat itch, triggers: There are 4 basic principles to treating atopic dermatitis: 1: controlling itch with antihistamines, 2: good skin care for dryness, 3: using anti-inflammatory medications like steroid creams and elidel/protopic type agents, and 4: studying and addressing triggers (like food or animal allergies or chemicals that irritate sensitive skin, or superinfection with staph). See dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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How to cure atopic dermatitis?

How to cure atopic dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis: Really there is no "cure" for atopic dermatitis, there is management. In my practice I recommend: decreased bathing (small baths every other day) using dove sensitive skin soap, liberal use of emollients (aveeno, aquaphor,cetaphil) and small amounts of topical steroids in the worst areas used sparingly until the outbreak resolves. Also, careful attention to products with fragrances and chemicals. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis genetic?

Is psoriasis genetic?

Psoriasis Genetic: The current thinking it that is skips generations. ...Read more

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Is eczema heriditary?

Is eczema heriditary?

Partially: Eczema has a definite hereditary component. Children of parents with a history of allergic diseases such as eczema, hay fever, and asthma are at higher risk of developing asthma. However, eczema can occur in families where there is no history of allergies or eczema. ...Read more

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I got psoriasis & eczema, how do I treat it?

I got psoriasis & eczema, how do I treat it?

See below: There are a variety medications used some which can treat both, but you will need to see a dermatologist in order to have these prescribed. ...Read more

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What are the differences between psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic folliculitis?

What are the differences between psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic folliculitis?

Skin conditions: Really should check out the american academy of dermatology for in-depth description. Briefly, psoriasis tends to be an autoimmune disease. Eczema tends to be an allergic disease. Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malassezia. ...Read more

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No rash. No hives. Itch so deep in hands and feet. Only at night. Extreme heat and extreme cold relieves it. no psoriasis eczema or allergy. Help me?

No rash. No hives. Itch so deep in hands and feet. Only at night. Extreme heat and extreme cold relieves it. no psoriasis eczema or allergy. Help me?

See doctor: Itching is a more complex issue than just something caused by histamine release. Nonetheless it does not hurt to try an antihistamine up to 4 x daily (higher than usual) to see if it helps. If not,you will need to consult a dermatologist or allergist . There are many approaches to find out and treat an itchy disorder which something we allergists see regularly. ...Read more

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35 y.O. Female, I have rf of 97 and high esr, constant extreme fatigue, pain in joints, psoriasis/eczema on hands and scalp. What could this mean?

35 y.O. Female, I have rf of 97 and high esr, constant extreme fatigue, pain in joints, psoriasis/eczema on hands and scalp. What could this mean?

Autoimmune disease: Sounds like you have an autoimmune disease. Have you been officially diagnosed with psoriasis through biopsy? If not, then this is a must. If so, then this might be a psoriatic arthritis that needs a rheumatologist to help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema both?

Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema both?

Not commonly: Psoriasis and eczema are two skin problems that seem to be mutually exclusive to a degree, although this is not a hard and fast rule. In persons with psoriasis the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis—two major forms of eczema—appears to be substantially lower than in the general population. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis and eczema?

Can look similar: To patients, both are dry, flaky rashes that can appear at any age. Psoriasis is more specific, and can involve arthritis. Eczema can simply over dry skin, from irritation, or atopic, e.g. associated w/ asthma and allergies. Psoriasis is oilier, more yellow; outside knees+elbows. Eczema the inside elbows knees. Both on scalp of babies. Eczema really itches. Psoriasis only sometimes. ...Read more

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What are the differences between psoriasis and eczema?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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What are the differences between psoriasis and eczema?

Immunologic: Psoriasis and eczema are both immunological conditions that causes inflammation in the skin. Eczema is histamine driven and is related to hay fever and asthma. People with eczema have more allergies. Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory condition that affects the skin and joints, and more recently found to also affect the heart. Patients with psoriasis also have higher risks of skin cancers. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how psoriasis and eczema differ?

Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
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Can you please tell me how psoriasis and eczema differ?

Both immunologic: Psoriasis and eczema are both immunological conditions that cause inflammation in the skin. Eczema is histamine driven and is related to hay fever and asthma. People with eczema have more allergies. Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory condition that affects the skin and joints, and more recently found to also affect the heart. Patients with psoriasis have higher risks of developing skin cancers. ...Read more

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Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Is if possible to develop psoriasis or eczema as you get older?

Yes: Either of these skin conditions can develop at any time of life. Eczema occurs more often in people with other allergies like asthma and hayfever. Eczema may occur in infancy then resolve at school age and recur later in life. ...Read more

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Are leukemia, psoriasis and eczema medically related ?

No: nor part of a known syndrome that I know of, but can co-exist, not commonly though ...Read more

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Are leukemia, psoriasis and eczema medically related? If yes, how so?

Superficially: All involve white blood cells and have the letter "a" in their names. That's about all they have in common. A cancer, an illness that's probably autoimmune and exacerbated by some environmental factor, and a nonspecific reaction by injured epidermis. ...Read more

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Is there any possibilities that you misdiagnosed psoriasis from eczema?

Is there any possibilities that you misdiagnosed psoriasis from eczema?

Sure: Theclinical presentation can be similar. Have a dermatologist take a look. If one already has, you can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psoriasis, rash, eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis, rash, eczema?

PSORIASIS ECZEMA RAS: Psoriasis are well circumscribed erythematous papules and plaques covered with silvery scale with mild itchings sometimes with arthritis. Rash can be erythematous, vesicular, urticarial, etc. Eczema like atopic dermatitis has pruritus as the main sx range from erthema to severe lichenification. ...Read more

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Does Vicks vaporub help if you put it on psoriasis or eczema?

Does Vicks vaporub help if you put it on psoriasis or eczema?

No: It would not provide any benefit, other than possible moisturizer effect. However, there are much better moisturizers available. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?

Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?

Unclear question.: Do you mean whether one can have (atopic) eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis at the same time? Since eczema is used loosely, it may mean a skin rash including allergic contact or irritant dermatitis, then the answer is that it can exist with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (the latter actually increases the risk in developing contact dermatitis). Psoriasis does not co-exist with atopic eczema. ...Read more

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How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

See details: Try a coal tar shampoo such as Denorex, PsoriaTrax or Betatar on a daily basis. If they do not work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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