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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. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

Need prescription: Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty. These will not be very effective in severe acne. This will require a cpmbnoation of creams such as a retinoid, and possibly oral medications. This requires vist to dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

How do I treat perioral dermatitis/eczema? I've tried topical corticosteroids, topical antibiotics and now the derm is prescribing anti fungal.

Get 2nd opinion: Since you are not getting much benefits, consider seeing another dermatologist. Sometimes a certain kind of low-dose antibiotic may be very helpful in your condition. ...Read more

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Doxycycline and Topical Clobetasol Propionate for guttate psoriasis flare-up, back and shoulders have stubborn & unresponsive "folliculitis" now?

Doxycycline and Topical Clobetasol Propionate for guttate psoriasis flare-up, back and shoulders have stubborn & unresponsive "folliculitis" now?

I'm sorry: but this is the type of specific problem about which helpful advice can only be given if a specialist in psoriasis has the opportunity to examine you and your skin and review comprehensively what treatment has been given and it's effectiveness. Only then can further suggestions for treatment be given. Please continue working with your Dermatologist or get a 2nd opinion. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Yes many: See your doctor for a discussion regarding what the alternatives for your skin condition include. Eczema affects many areas of the skin and scalp and there are different treatments available according to your particular situation. ...Read more

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Any other suggestions or eczema flare-up, other than calamine or cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Any other suggestions or eczema flare-up, other than calamine or cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Eczema: The mainstays of treatment of eczema are moisturizers, moisturizers and more moisturizers in the form of creams or ointments. Oftentimes, steroid creams and ointments are also needed to control the inflammation and antihistamines to control the itch. ...Read more

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Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

Yes: but do note that prolonged use may thin your skin. It is better to try to pinpoint the cause than using a medication to control it. Consider seeing an allergist or dermatologist . ...Read more

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How do I calm flared Rosacea and atopic dermatitis without using a cortisone steroid? Preferably naturally?

How do I calm flared Rosacea and atopic dermatitis without using  a cortisone steroid? Preferably naturally?

Not much: but the most important cause for AD is the defective skin barrier leading to water loss. Applying a good moisturizer ...Read more

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Help can using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for eczema help with the scars?

Help can using cortizone (hydrocortisone) 10 for eczema help with the scars?

Maybe: If by scars you mean darkened areas of skin where previous outbreaks of eczema occurred, the yes, but if there is thickening, keloid, or other more hard and linear scarring these may need laser treatments or other treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic (topical) steroid Cream use can cause adrenal crisis once stopped?

Chronic (topical) steroid Cream use can cause adrenal crisis once stopped?

No: The blood levels from topicals are very low. That is not an issue. ...Read more

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Will desonide cure eczema?

Will desonide cure eczema?

Can help!: Desonide is a topical steroid cream that is used in certain dermatological conditions, and yes, eczema is one of them! keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so it isnt tru;y a cure, but a treatment to keep it under control. Also, using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil will also help keep your eczema under control. ...Read more

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Do I have to take steroids to get over my eczema flare-up?

See a dermatologist: Sometimes a few doses of prednisone------20mg alternate days for 3or 4 doses------is very useful to get you out of a crisis. Meanwhile you wil need long term basic management. Notice you can get a 16oz jar of triamcinolone cream or ointment for about $30. ...Read more

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Dr. Foead Geula
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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