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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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2 yr old has had a skin rash that seems like eczema since 4 mos old. Dr. Wont send to dermathologist is this right? I have tried many ointments

2 yr old has had a skin rash that seems like eczema since 4 mos old. Dr. Wont send to dermathologist is this right? I have tried many  ointments

Won't go away or ??: The dermatologists in my area don't file insurance but love seeing patients.If you want to see one, go.If your doctor has the condition under reasonable control (his/her definition) they may consider it a waste of your time. If this is the case s/he should tell you.If the skin barrier is maintained & secondary infections are rare, discuss with your doc & go if you decide.Should fade by 4-5 anyway. ...Read more

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At nite I have extremely itchy upper arms, crawling feeling, No rash lumps skin problems eczema etc allergy tabs don't relieve it?

At nite I have extremely itchy upper arms, crawling feeling, No rash lumps skin problems eczema etc allergy tabs don't relieve it?

Dry skin: Use only unscented soap to wash and apply a good moisturizer immediately after bathing to trap more water in your skin layer and probably in another 12 hrs +/- bathing. If this does not help, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I got eczema and makes the rashes worse. is there any fake tans that are good for sensitive skin?

What to do if I got eczema and makes the rashes worse. is there any fake tans that are good for sensitive skin?

Fake tans: contain DHA or dihydroxyacetone. They don't necessarily make your eczema worse but if your eczema is active it can pick up funny in those areas of your rash. I like to mix over the counter fake tanners with gentle lotion (something you find makes your eczema better) with the tanning lotion, to reduce irritation. ...Read more

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I'm having an eczema allergy. Is it normal by applying moisturizer to my skin everyday? Or my skin will suffer from rashes

I'm having an eczema allergy. Is it normal by applying moisturizer to my skin everyday? Or my skin will suffer from rashes

Yes: Eczema is not just an allergy, it is more of an atopy - it is genetic and there is a predisposition to react more to any specific allergen (more than other people). You need to keep your skin well hydrated, so yes you need to apply moisturizers daily. When you have flare ups which are not controlled by moisturizers, you will need steroid creams to decrease the rash. ...Read more

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Am having eczema recurrently.Rashes under skin & itching.Can I take defcort for long.Have used betnovate & fucidin still they recur.Any stronger cream?

Am having eczema recurrently.Rashes under skin & itching.Can I take defcort for long.Have used betnovate & fucidin still they recur.Any stronger cream?

No: Those creams are strong enough, please don't self medicate, follow up with your doctor/dermatologist, eczema isn't just treated with topical treatment, other factors weigh in, skin care is important, triggers for exacerbations, diet, hydration and others. Potent local steriod creams can have the same deleterious effects if not used under doctor's supervision ...Read more

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Can fluid come out of eczema.The skin is red with rashes that look like blisters,Itching at times but have sugar.All this after a cut.on antib & cream?

Can fluid come out of eczema.The skin is red with rashes that look like blisters,Itching at times but have sugar.All this after a cut.on antib & cream?

A qualified yes: If you meant atopic dermatitis then the answer is unusual. If you meant contact dermatitis , then the answer is often yes. I suspect that you might have used neosporin (or equivalent) OTC ointment on the wound site and have developed a contact allergy to one of the ingredients (neomycin). Try topical HC cream and stop the antibiotic ointment. If problem persists , see your doctor. ...Read more

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When my skin is really dry, it becomes white and flaky. Is it an eczema rash?

When my skin is really dry, it becomes white and flaky. Is it an eczema rash?

No.: People with eczema often complain that their skin is dry, but dry skin, in and of itself, is not the same as eczema. Treatments are completely different as well, so if you aren't sure what is going on, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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For months, rash on my forearm. It seems to flare up and subside but cannot identify pattern. Skin prone to eczema but this has a distinct oval shape?

For months, rash on my forearm. It seems to flare up and subside but cannot identify pattern. Skin prone to eczema but this has a distinct oval shape?

Rash on the arm: can be a lot of things, but most commonly contact dermatitis e.g. poison ivy, fungal infection (ringworm), psoriasis. Please make a virtual consultation with one of our HealthTap physicians or see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my left side that itches tried vassilene. I also have a skin condition like eczema but starts with a K. What could it be??

I have a red rash on my left side that itches tried vassilene. I also have a skin condition like eczema but starts with a K. What could it be??

Keratosis pilaris: there is really no way to tell you exactly what you have, without seeing it. So you should make an appointment with the dermatologist to see if you have some type of eczema which can be treated nicely. One condition, call keratosis pilaris, can be treated in some cases. ...Read more

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What skin cream is good to treat a scaly skin rash on my back caused by eczema ?

What skin cream is good to treat a scaly skin rash on my back caused by eczema ?

See a dermatologist: There are skin cleansers made for dry skin. Dove, many others. There are creams to be used after the shower. Eucerin Eczema Care, others. You can get a wand to apply creams to your oun back or have someone rub it for you. By prescription you can get triamcinolone ointment or cream .1% in a 16oz jar. See a DR about depression. Why the antibiotics??? ...Read more

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Inner elbow rash, could I possibly have a contact skin dermatitis or regular eczema?

Inner elbow rash, could I possibly have a contact skin dermatitis or regular eczema?

Ezcema: Rashes in the "antecubital fossa" (inner elbow) are typical of eczema. So unless something contacts that area alone (not likely) consider ezcema the most likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) . Eczema is diagnosed. what to do?

My Son is experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) . Eczema is diagnosed. what to do?

Follow a plan: Your doc should offer a plan for skin care that you will follow over several years. You manage eczema, you don't cure it, but it can be relatively well controlled.Food allergies are contributing factors in 1/3 to 1/2 of these patients so blood or skin food allergy tests may give you an idea of what may aggravate the condition. ...Read more

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Once contracted eczema herpeticum, does it become really really itchy before the skin breaks out in the crusty clusters/rash?

Once contracted eczema herpeticum, does it become really really itchy before the skin breaks out in the crusty clusters/rash?

Very itchy: Yes it is very itchy and it needs to be treated aggressively. You need to have your doctors give you medications for both the rash and the itch to control it. ...Read more

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I have allergic dermatitis. Last month during vacation sunbathed w/ one eczema w/ sunscreen. The rash is gone but the skin is lighter. Is it normal?

I have allergic dermatitis. Last month during vacation sunbathed w/ one eczema w/ sunscreen. The rash is gone but the skin is lighter. Is it normal?

Yes: Sun exposure can decrease the severity of eczema. However, chronic exposure to the sun with or without sun burn can increase sun damage (not visible to the naked eye) and that can later lead to skin cancer. Ask your dermatologist or md for good moisturizer recommendations and for topical steroid oil or cream recommendations. This is safer that long term tanning for your eczema. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more