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Types Of Eczema In Adults
Rash: Eczema is often used as a generic term for any type of flat skin rash. The best defined one is atopic dermatitis which is caused by the skin's inability to keep water in the cells interacting with allergies. But contact dermatitis or any type of rash has been called eczema by some. ...Read more
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
Itchy rash: Eczema in adults often does not follow the usual pattern (crease of elbow, crease of knees, and behind the ears etc) but the rash is usually intensely itchy and symmetrically distributed. A high serum IgE helps but not diagnostic. The probability rises significantly if the person also suffers from hay fever and/or asthma as well a family history of eczema. ...Read more
Eczema: Mild eczema can be treated with moisturizers, mild sopa, and an over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If there is trouble with itching, you can give occasional diphenhydramine(benedryl) if not improving or more persistent eczema, he should be seen by his doctor. The doctor can prescribe stronger steroid creams as well as be sure there is not also a skin infection. ...Read more
There are many different kinds of eczema and dermatitis.
1. Contact dermatitis--an allergy, such as poison ivy. Typically, there are red bumps or blisters arranged in a line or in the areas in which contact with the substance is made.
2. Atopic dermatitis--there is scale, itching and redness that most commonly affected the front of the elbow and the back of the knees.
3. Seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more
The best way to improve eczema is by stopping inflammation causing grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation
Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective.
Probonix probiotic and vitD3 10k IU/day help reduce the inflammation as well. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Eczema is not related to food. Genetics & dry skin are usual factors. Soaps can be important because caustic soaps such as ivory will aggravate it. Dove, eucerin, neutragena, cerave are good. Soak in bath, then use moisturizer. Probably will need prescription ointment; meanwhile try otc hydrocortisone. ...Read more
Needs Evaluation: 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. Discolored skin could also be due to skin fungal infection. See pediatrician to determine proper treatment course. ...Read more
Aveeno (oatmeal) eczema : Eucerin is also helpfulGet a more detailed answer ›
Can sand flea bites trigger eczema? If yes, can this type of eczema be cured and not outbreak again?
Sand Fleas: Sand fleas are known to cause infections such as tungiasis, diseases such as carrions disease, pappataci fever virus and leishmaniasis. Though they are not always seen in the unite states of america, these sand fleas are not a rare find in the caribbean. It is those people who have visited the caribbean and returning home, who are carriers of these pests. ...Read more
I never had eczema as a child . Now I have a rash i was told it was that. Can you get eczema for the first time as an adult?
Yes: Yes see dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Eczema and fillers: Having eczema is not a contraindication to filler use. Discuss this issue with your surgeon and be sure To have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon with experience in injectables ...Read more
Can u plz suggest me some moisturizer for my skin?? My skin type is oily but now it is dry due to eczema
See what works ...:
-Ointments (e.g. emulsifying ointment) are greasy and effective.
-Creams (e.g. cetomacrogol) are less greasy but may be cosmetically more acceptable.
-Oily creams (e.g. healthE fatty cream) are midway between creams and ointments in
effectiveness and cosmetic acceptability.
-Lotions are lighter still and generally not effective.
Caution with soaps, Moisturise whole body. See www.adhb.govt.nz ...Read more
Is eczema an autoimmune or allergic condition? What type of doc should I see to diagnose it correctly? Family history has me suspecting it.
I have been told I have eczema but I have tried all kinds of creams and ointments even shots, is there any type of natural treatment I can try inst?
ECZEMA: Eczema care begins in infancy. Babies develop eczema from food allergy. So it is introduce one by one to know the allergen. As the child grow up, there are environmental triggers that cause eczema.The moisturizers help the skin before applying steroid cream.Oatmeal baths are helpful.Allergy specialist can advise, do intradermal tests and shots to help pinpoint triggers. ...Read more
Could you be affected by 2 different types of eczema at the same time? Say Dyshidrotic Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis?
Suffering from a typical type of eczema from 6-7 months.Only skin under fingertips peeling out and feeling very itchy at that area.
Hand Dermatitis: If an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream isn't helping and you have been moisturizing aggressively, you may want to see your dermatologist. Hand dermatitis usually requires the use of a higher potency steroid than one you can get over the counter in addition to aggressive use of emollients. Get checked out to see what is actually going on. Best of luck! ...Read more
No.: There are many types of steroid creams all work for different stages of eczema or locations. "weak" steroid cream good for face ears and neck, for example. "strong" steroid cream suitable for chronic, thickend eczema. Sometimes, steroid creams loose their potency and become ineffective after a longterm usage. (there is debate why it's that). You'd better let your dermatologist decides what's best. ...Read more
Red Spot on Nose: You most likely have what is called an angoma which is nothing more than a superficial blood vessel. The best treatment to remove the angioma is with the laser. The laser we use is called the ktp. This is a benign growth which never turns into cancer. Other possibilities includes an actinic keratosis which is precancer. You should have a doctor look at the lesion. ...Read more
Can be: It could also just be dry skin. The fact it is excessive kind of implies to me that you are unable to control the condition to your liking. Therefore, i wold recommend a visit to the dermatologist who likely will be able to help solve your problem or keep it at bay and minimize it. (sometimes if hands exposed to excess water like when doing dishes or harsh checmical this can also occur.). ...Read more
Acc to doc, I have seborrheic eczema on half my face. Two types of anti-fungal + steroid creams didn't work. What else can I try?
Eczema: There are a variety of treatment options for severe eczema, including oral corticosteroids, phototherapy, immune suppressants, biologics and others, but these should all be administered by a Dermatologist. I hope this helps. If you want to talk more about this schedule a virtual appointment with Dr. Yetimyan at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more
My mother is suffering form typical type of eczema form last 6-7 months.Her skin at fingertips are peeling out & also have itching at that area.
Eczema: She should see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
For how to get rid of eczema scars and found out that vitamin E oil helps. But i was just wondering, is it good for all skin types?
I have eczema all down my arms but its not the itchy rash type, what kind do I hsve and how can I get rid of it? I've had it for years now never clears
Doubt eczema: If not itchy, not eczema.Get a more detailed answer ›
Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)
A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more