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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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Natural remedies to put your seborrheic dermatitis in remission?

Natural remedies to put your seborrheic dermatitis in remission?

Dandruff: Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a common disorder that is believed to be caused by a yeast. Most treatments are geared at reducing the yeast. Such treatments include nizoral, (ketoconazole) head and shoulders, and selsun blue. Tar shampoos and corticosteroids can be used as well. This condition rarely results in hair loss. Treating the dandruff, usually clears the dry scalp. One can use scalp oils. ...Read more

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How to cure my drying atopic dermatitis?

How to cure my drying atopic dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?

Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?

NONE: "Natural" does not mean anything is useful or safe. Lead, cyanide, monoxide, and poison ivy are all natural. There are perfectly good shampoos found everywhere which can be used daily if desired. They include Head & Shoulders, Selsun, Nizolal, and others. The generics are just as good. DHS makes several. T-Sal and T-Gel are in every store. ...Read more

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What will treat atopic dermatitis?

What will treat atopic dermatitis?

Treat itch, triggers: There are 4 basic principles to treating atopic dermatitis: 1: controlling itch with antihistamines, 2: good skin care for dryness, 3: using anti-inflammatory medications like steroid creams and elidel/protopic type agents, and 4: studying and addressing triggers (like food or animal allergies or chemicals that irritate sensitive skin, or superinfection with staph). See dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat atopic eczema?

How can I effectively treat atopic eczema?

Eczema: Unfortunately most people cannot get rid of their eczema. They can control the symptoms but it takes work and often work every day. It is important to keep the area moisturized and to avoid scratching. If the eczema is from a specific allergy (most isn't) then avoidance of that allergen is the cure. With attention most people can keep their eczema under control but there is no cur. ...Read more

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How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in babys face?

Shampoo: Gently wash with baby shampoo daily. Apply otc Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream------about $5 in pharmacy or supermarket. Use otc Hydrocortisone only occasionally, not every day. ...Read more

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How effective are skin grafts in treating hypopigmentation?

How effective are skin grafts in treating hypopigmentation?

Not recommended: Skin grafts are major and expensive surgery, which would not be considered for a non- health- or life-threatening problem such as hypopigmentation. ...Read more

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Is fougera mometasone furoate cream effective in treating keratosis pilaris?

Is fougera mometasone furoate cream effective in treating keratosis pilaris?

Yes: Topical steroids like this are effective in this condition. Also moisturizing cream (like kera lotion or eucerin) can also help. ...Read more

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How to cure atopic dermatitis?

How to cure atopic dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis: Really there is no "cure" for atopic dermatitis, there is management. In my practice I recommend: decreased bathing (small baths every other day) using dove sensitive skin soap, liberal use of emollients (aveeno, aquaphor,cetaphil) and small amounts of topical steroids in the worst areas used sparingly until the outbreak resolves. Also, careful attention to products with fragrances and chemicals. ...Read more

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What natural remedies are useful in treating boils?

What natural remedies are useful in treating boils?

Don't squeeze: A boil is a well contained infection involving the skin. White blood cells accumulate under the skin (pus) and cause swelling and pain. The pressure within this confined space builds and this pressure will need to be released. A hot compress is a natural remedy that can hasten the boil to naturally release ("coming to a head"). Squeezing is a natural remedy but don't do it! ...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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Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Often but not always: 70% of the children lose their ad by age 7, but the other 30% don't. Ad may also develop in adulthood but this is much less frequent and may be a totally different disease. One thing seems clear-nearly all ad patients have dry skin , the result of a defective skin layer causing water loss. Moisturizer immediately after bathing is a must. ...Read more

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How to cure flaky scalpand cronic dandruff naturally?

How to cure flaky scalpand cronic dandruff naturally?

Coconut oil scalp tx: A nice home remedy for dry flaky scalp is a coconut oil/honey scalp treatment. Apply coconut oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of honey to the scalp and hair, cover with a shower cap for 1-2 hours. Then apply shampoo and create a lather before adding water, this will help get the oil out without leaving your hair sticky and oily. Your hair will also have a nice shine. ...Read more

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How to treat pink pigmentation ( from eczema)?

As above: I think there is laser therapy for that , try to see a dermatologist for that. ...Read more

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How to treat exfoliative cheilitis naturally ?

How to treat exfoliative cheilitis naturally ?

Cheilitis: I need to see pictures to make diagnosis. Cheilitis can be caused by vitamin deficiency or candidiasis. Vitamin B deficiency is a common cause. Vitamin B can be found in beans, yeast, etc. if fungal, you need treatment, plus it's better to take multivitamins for possible vitamin B deficiency. Topical Nystatin or clotrimazole are helpful in fungal cheilitis. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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