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Are?Eczema or?Skin rashes common in toddlers?

Are?Eczema or?Skin rashes common in toddlers?

All age groups: 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. Some adults "grow out of" their eczema entirely. ...Read more

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Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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Can rosacea occur in children?

Can rosacea occur in children?

Several things: Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause.Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few. ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis occur on scalp in a 19 year old adult?

Can atopic dermatitis occur on scalp in a 19 year old adult?

Yes: Several other skin conditions also occur. Best to see a dermatologist. Is there eczema anywhere else? Itch? Any treatment so far? Scales or flakes? ...Read more

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Are kids with red hair and fair skin more likely to have eczema andcradle cap?

Are kids with red hair and fair skin more likely to have eczema andcradle cap?

Eczema: Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal function of the immune system, are believed to be important factors. Studies have shown that in people with atopic dermatitis there are gene defects that lead to abnormalities in certain proteins (such as filaggrin) that are important in maintaining the. ...Read more

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Are adolescent kids more susceptible to fungal skin infections

Are adolescent kids more susceptible to fungal skin infections

Some are...: Superfiical fungal infections are common but may be more likely in people who sweat a lot, especially in sports or play. Sweaty skin (wet/moist skin) is more likely to "growth" fungus. ...Read more

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Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Good question: It is felt that this is a genetic condition realated to the early exposure of antigens in this population. As time passes and the body becomes more tolerant to the environment it tends to be mitigated in nearly 3/4 of involved patients. ...Read more

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Why do extremely obese people develop fungal infections in the folds of their skin?

Why do extremely obese people develop fungal infections in the folds of their skin?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal folds. ...Read more

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Child with 4 year old complaints of rashes and small skin eruptions in hand without any itching or irritations,what may be the cause?

Child with 4 year old complaints of rashes and small skin eruptions in hand without any itching or irritations,what may be the cause?

Need details: It would be nice to see a picture of the rash to answer your question. Also, is the child 4 years old, or are the complaints of rashes 4 years old. If the child is 4 years old, and the rash is just a few days, in the hands, the feet and the mouth, then it would be cause by a virus, the condition is called hand-foot-mouth disease. It goes away by itself. Rewrite your question if that's not it. ...Read more

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What are significant dental problems children face in america face?

What are significant dental problems children face in america face?

Access to care: Access to care or the ability of a child to be seen regularly due to cost, lack of proper insurance and trained specialists on the plans due to government regulations and restrictions that make it hard for practitioners to easily join the plan and get reimbursed fairly and in a timely manner. This is causing problem for the underprivileged in remote areas as well. Long discussion, sorry. Dr mokbel. ...Read more

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What causes hyperpigmentation in children?

What causes hyperpigmentation in children?

Inflammation: Any rash can inflame the basal layer of skin where the pigment cells are and cause the pigment to drop into the dermis causing hyperpigmentation. This will resolve with time but can be diminished with prescription creams. ...Read more

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I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

Where?: Where is this occurring. If it's your face, you probably have seborrheic dermatitis, which can be treated with one cream. See a dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis lead on to more severe conditions such as exfoliating dermatitis?

Can atopic dermatitis lead on to more severe conditions such as exfoliating dermatitis?

Rarely: While some atopic patients can become so severe that their condition progresses to an exfoliative dermatitis this is very rare. We also call exfoliative dermatitis "erythroderma" depending on the clinical appearance. If you have this then you need a dermatologist. This can be a very challenging thing to treat. ...Read more

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Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks  and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read more

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What cause of ceborric dermatitis in child?

What cause of ceborric dermatitis in child?

See below.: Seborrheic dermatitis is aggravated by changes in humidity, changes in seasons, trauma (eg, scratching), or emotional stress, but someone has to have an underlying tendency to it for it to show up at all. Depending on where it is, how severe it is, and how old you child is, there are treatments available. Your child's doctor can work with you to find the best treatment for your child. ...Read more

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Reasons and solutions for a lot Skin iching (allergy), specially during winter in women aged 32+?

Reasons and solutions for a lot Skin iching (allergy), specially during winter in women aged 32+?

Dry Skin: Wintertime wreaks havoc on skin due to dry air. Try humidifier in bedroom. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. ...Read more

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If father is having atopic dermatitis constantly if no cortisone, can the children be affected by similar allergic skin problems?

If father is having atopic dermatitis constantly if no cortisone, can the children be affected by similar allergic skin problems?

Possibly.: Atopic dermatitis does run in families, so children of those afflicted have a higher-than-average chance of getting it. However, atopy is not an "allergic skin problem"; most of us believe that it is not related to allergies, because there is no credible evidence that it is. ...Read more

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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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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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