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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Eczema

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How do I know if I have a sign that my eczema is going away?

How do I know if I have a sign that my eczema is going away?

Better with Time: Eczema is a chronic condition that can improve over time. Often it is worse as a child and slowly improves into adulthood. Signs of improvement include less frequent flares and less use of topical steroid creams. Make sure to always practice good skin hygiene measures with frequent moisturization even if your eczema is better controlled. In some cases eczema can worsen as an adult so stay vigilant ...Read more

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Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related. ...Read more

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2 year old seen allergy & asthma dr, has asthma & showed signs of allergies prescribed singular, tests schd 2weeks, but what can be causing bad eczema?

2 year old seen allergy & asthma dr, has asthma & showed signs of allergies prescribed singular, tests schd 2weeks, but what can be causing bad eczema?

Food or dust mites: 1/3 of children with eczema have food allergies. The culprits are usually egg, milk, peanut, wheat, tree nuts, corn, soy. 1/3 are allergic to house dust mite. 1/3 have no discernible allergies. The presence of asthma & allergic rhinitis makes allergy more likely. ...Read more

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10yr old has had corticosteroid 3x day for signs of eczema? being monitored is this a concern if it's been mth.patchy spots pink itchy is it ezcema?

Go to a different DR: Preferably a dermatologist. Immediately. Beware of Prednisone for eczema. If used at all, the entire dose must be in AM, never 2 days in a row. Not more than 10 or 20mg. Dosing 3x a day will cause side effects which are serious. You can give my name. I am easy to find. ...Read more

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Hi doc,I'm 32 weeks pregnant with Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy(Eczema),not used any steroid creams so far but now the skin is weepy.Sign of infection?

Hi doc,I'm 32 weeks pregnant with Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy(Eczema),not used any steroid creams so far but now the skin is weepy.Sign of infection?

Treatment: You should use treatment of eczema under the supervision of your doctor. If infected weeping eczema, please see a doctor as soon as possible. There are treatments of eczema that are safe during pregnancy ...Read more

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What's eczema?

What's eczema?

Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Good article about: Atopic dermatitis http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/eczema/ds00986 associated with asthma and allergies also. ...Read more