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Atopic: The word is atopic dermatitis which is an inherited sensitivity of the skin that makes it more likely to get irritated and itch than normal skin. Once itching is severe, the patient scratches until a rash breaks out leading to redness, oozing and crust often called eczema. Often associated with family history of asthma or nose allergies. ...Read more
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
Should i wash my sunblock off when done? I suffer from atopic dermititis and do not want to rub my skin hard.Or should I just leave it
Too broad: Get examined by a podiatrist or dermatologist. Shoe dermatitis implies some reaction to the skin because of your shoe. This typically can be from irritation, from an allergy to the material, or from an infection like fungus. Your question is a bit broad...But bottom line, treatment involves ridding yourself of the irritant. See the doc to get evaluated! ...Read more
Not at all: People go to certain dentists because they like the dentist, their office, the hygienist. Lots of reasons. Don't let a minor medical "condition" rule your life. You can cover up the areas or really if they don't bother you they won't bother most of your patients. You can assure them your not contagious and who knows...by the time you start practicing...there may be "cure". Good luck and live. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need help docs! my baby suffering with extreme dryskin like atopic dermititis please help me to cure it?
Skin care: Moisturizing the skin and avoiding long baths, fragranced products will help the skin retain moisture. In addition, application of topical steroids may be recommended by your physician. Allergy testing may help to determine if there is a food triggering the dermatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please help me differentiate hives and atopic dermititis and suggest what to do when suffering from them.
Appearance counts: Hives are usually smooth, raised, sometimes isolated, but often in clusters. They are also blanchable- that is, when you press on them, they temporarily white out. They can be due to allergies, fevers, infections, etc. Atopic dermatitis can have the same causative factors, but this rash is usually rougher, drier, and covering smaller or specific body areas. See your doc for more help with this. ...Read more