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What are the types of eczema?

What are the types of eczema?

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.

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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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What types of eczema are there?

What types of eczema are there?

Many Types: The are many forms of dermatitis (eczema), including atopic, seborrheic, stasis, contact, asteatotic, and nummular forms. Treatment depends upon the location, type, and extent of the dermatitis.

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What are the different types of eczema?

What are the different types of eczema?

Too many: There are too many to discuss but seborrheic, atopic, nummular, and contact are the common ones.

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How can you tell if you have eczema as an adult?

How can you tell if you have eczema as an adult?

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.

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What type of product can I use on my son's eczema?

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.

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How could I determine which type of eczema I have?

How could I determine which type of eczema I have?

Eczema: 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.

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Which type of eczema or dermatitis do I have?

Which type of eczema or dermatitis do I have?

Depends.: Dermatitis can have many causes. Dry skin, chronic swelling, food allergy, and contact allergy are just a few of the causes. Consult with your primary care doctor or a dermatologist for further guidance.

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Which type of foods and drinks should I consume to relieve eczema?

Which type of foods and drinks should I consume to relieve eczema?

Autoimmune Paleo: 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

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What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

Hydrocortisone: Also look for moisterizers with ceremides. Eucerin, aveeno eczema care, etc. First soak in water for a long time----at least until fingers wrinkle----then rub in cream soon after. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help eczema nor will it reduce itch.

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Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

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.

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Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

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.

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Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Yes it can be: Eczema herpeticform is commonly caused by Hepes Simplex virus type1or2, may also be caused by Coxackie virus A16 or Vaccinia Virus and is contagious by direct contact

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Can sand flea bites trigger eczema? If yes, can this type of eczema be cured and not outbreak again?

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.

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I have eczema. Can I have use any type dermal fillers?

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

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What can I use for adult seborrheic eczema on the vagina area? ?

What can I use for adult seborrheic eczema on the vagina area? ?

Simple solution: Use a soapy solution of either Head and Shoulders Shampoo or Selsun (selenium) shampoo applied with Q-tips: leave solution on 5-7 minutes and rinse off twice daily- if not improved, see your GYN.

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Can u plz suggest me some moisturizer for my skin?? My skin type is oily but now it is dry due to eczema

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

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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?

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.

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