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What is atopic dermatitis and how is it treated?

Dr. Anlin Xu Dr. Xu
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What is atopic dermatitis and how is it treated?

Eczema: The common name of atopic dermatits is eczema. It is an itchy, red/pink rash, that can happen on the face or neck or body for infants, and around the knees/inner elbow areas for older kids and adults. The cause of eczema is complex. Treatment usually involves good moisturization, topic steroid, oral antihistamines, and eliminating foods that the patient is allergic to. ...Read more

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Atopy (Definition)

Atopy usually dignifies atopic dermatitis. Some people call it eczema. It is a condition which affects the skin with dryness, redness, itchiness. It is probably brought on by allergy, but in most instances we don't know ...Read more


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What is granulomatus dermatitis and how is it treated ?

What is granulomatus dermatitis and how is it treated ?

Complex: This type of skin condition requires a dermatologist's care due to the strong inflammatory component combined with a propensity for topical infections. You should not attempt any home remedies for this chronic condition. ...Read more

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What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

Lichenoid Dermatitis: It is believed that lichenoid dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction to medication or other chemicals, or that it develops as a result of a viral infection. Treatment is to remove the cause and treat with topical prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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What is pustular melanosis in infants and how is it treated?

What is pustular melanosis in infants and how is it treated?

Transient change: This is a transient skin condition of unknown origin.It presents in a fraction of infants with tiny blisters, pustules or open blisters with a scaley margin. The blisters or pustules are usually gone by 5 days but the pigmentary change may last for weeks to a few months. They resolve without treatment so no treatment is recommended. Exclusion of other conditions is part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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What is pimple hyperpigmentation and how is it treated?

What is pimple hyperpigmentation and how is it treated?

Inflammation-caused: Inflammation can cause the hyperpigmentation after a pimple. Some skin types are more prone to this than others. A prescription product with the active ingredient of tretinoin (retin-a is one brand) might help over time. A gentle topical cortisone to reduce inflammation might help. Avoiding manipulation, pinching, squeezing, or rubbing the area may help prevent the problem. ...Read more

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What is rsd and how is it treated?

What is rsd and how is it treated?

Neurologic: Rad stands for reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It is a problem in which the sympathetic nerve signal to an arm or leg is interrupted. It is treated with time, medications, physical therapy, injections and sometimes surgery. There is no one treatment which always works. You should see someone experienced in dealing with this problem. ...Read more

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What is rsd and how is it treated?

What is rsd and how is it treated?

Poorly understood: RSD also called CRPS is poorly understood.Cause is equally poorly understood.A regional pain synd w/exquisite tenderness & irregular skin temp/color changes & mottling.Can spread to other body areas.Standard dogma:it is maintained by overactive sympathetic nerve activity.Treated w/many therapies incl sympathetic nerve blocks.New treatments aim at stopping local nerve inflamm, ex. neuroprolotherapy ...Read more

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What is keratitis punctata and how is it treated?

What is keratitis punctata and how is it treated?

No such disease : No such disease or syndrome exists. More information is necessary, because there is a diagnosis of just keratitis which is just a word to describe an inflammation of the cornea. ...Read more

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What is osteomalacia and how is it treated?

What is osteomalacia and how is it treated?

Carefully: It means a softening of the articular cartilage in joint. Usually mainly knee. It may be inherited or traumatic, and you can't stop it. Protect your joint from stress as in lb/sq ". Jumping increases this a lot, even down a stair, off a tailgate etc. Jogging is repetative trauma and can take it's toll swimming is good exercise . If swollen, gives out grinds, surg clean out may help smoothen it. ...Read more

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What is eosinophilia and how is it diagnosed?

What is eosinophilia and how is it diagnosed?

CBC: Eosinophilia is more of a finding than a diagnosis. It is noted on a cbc. Once it is of concern, the cause may be determined. Potential causes include infection, allergies, unknown causes or certain blood abnormalities. Increased eosinophils can be dangerous over time, as it can cause tissue damage. This should be followed closely by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is tinea versicolor and how can it be treated?

What is tinea versicolor and how can it be treated?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a superficial infection of the skin with a common yeast-like fungus. It occurs mostly on the trunk. It is usually treated with either topical antifungals or short-term oral antifungals. It commonly recurs. ...Read more

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What is dermatographism and is it curable?

What is dermatographism and is it curable?

Dermatographia: Is an allergic reaction to scratching. Try antihistamines. If that doesn't work, a dermatologist can prescribe steroid cream or pills. It is treatable, if not curable. It depends how much it bothers you when you opt for any of these treatments. Go see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is hypermenorrhea and how is it treated?

What is hypermenorrhea and how is it treated?

Heavy periods: Hypermenorrhrea means very heavy periods. Treatments vary by age. Young women usually get hormones, older women who don't want to have babies can have hormones or surgery. ...Read more

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What is optical cellulitus and how is it treated?

What is optical cellulitus and how is it treated?

Orbital cellulitis: I think you mean orbital cellulitis, an infection of the orbital tissue surrounding the eye. This causes pain, limitation of eye motion and can severely damage the tissues and eventually the vision. Usually it is infectious and requires systemic antibiiotics. It may require a hospital admission. Rarely it is associated with tumors and other periocular pathology. ...Read more

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What is dyslexia and how is it treated?

What is dyslexia and how is it treated?

Trouble reading.: Dyslexia results from poor functioning of parts of the brain that specialize in decoding written information. There is no "cure, " and medications are not useful; but, a number of systems exist to help the individual learn to read. Look for information of slingerland, lindamood bell, and other systems that address dyslexia. ...Read more

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What is sesamoiditis and how is it treated?

What is sesamoiditis and how is it treated?

Inflammed bone: Sesamoiditis is an inflammatory process of the small bone(s) under the first metatarsal head. Because these bones are small and subject to a lot of force with each step, these can be stubborn and painful afflictions to live with. Antiinflammatories, injections, offloading (with padding, orthoses) crutches and nonweightbearing, and even surgery can be necessary to resolve this. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia and how is it treated?

What is thrombocytopenia and how is it treated?

Thrombocytopenia: Is the fancy term for low platelet count. Like anemia and low WBC count, one must know the reason for the low platelet count to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is leukocytoclastic vasculitis and how is it treated?

What is leukocytoclastic vasculitis and how is it treated?

Immune disorder.: This is an inflammation of small blood vessel mediated by IgA antibodies causing a typical skin rash of dotted red bumps mostly on lower extremities but also affecting iternal organs such as kidneys and intestines. Treatment is mainly conservative or with steroids eliminating drugs that could have triggered the illness. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Chiu
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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