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Dr. Anlin Xu Dr. Xu
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What is causes you to get atopic dermatitis?

Dr. Anlin Xu Dr. Xu
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What is causes you to get atopic dermatitis?

Many factors: There is no single cause for atopic dermatitis. There r some common factors that a lot of ad patients share, such as dry skin, not producing enough natural antibiotics on the skin. But there are individual factors, such as food allergy, which can play an important role in some patients. ...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 seborrheic dermatitis what can cause you to get it?

What is seborrheic   dermatitis what can cause you to get it?

Seborrheic derm: Seborrheic dermatitis a common, harmless, scaling rash affecting the face, scalp and other areas. It occurs most often where the skin is oily. Although it can be very persistent, treatment with regular use of antifungal agents and intermittent use of topical steroids can keep it under control. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is infant atopic dermatitis?

Could you explain what is infant atopic dermatitis?

Dry skin: It is skin that is overly sensitive to drying and irritation. Sometimes it is also related to food allergies. The irritated skin is particularly found on the skin creases opposite the elbows and in the back of the knees. It is inherited. It responds to treatment with moisturizers and steroid creams. It improves with age and sometimes resolves. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more

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What are foods that could be the culprit for seborrheic dermatitis? I think I'm def allergic to something most recently. Trying to figure out what.

Allergy: Different individuals are allergic to food or inhalants. when it comes to food, the best way to pinpoint what you are allergic to is to keep a food diary ...Read more

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How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

Testing: The two best ways are either to see an allergist for testing or to completely remove that food from your diet, treat the eczema and if it doesn't return that food could be the culprit. ...Read more

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What causes eczema, if you are not allergic to anything?

What causes eczema, if you are not allergic to anything?

Eczema: A form of eczema can be inherited and not obviously related to allergies. This is termed atopic dermatitis. Some cases do have sensitivities affiliated with them. Another non allergic eczema is called irritant dermatitis. About 60% of workplace eczema is of this type caused by solvents and other chemicals. Certain chemicals at home can also be irritating. ...Read more

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What can you do for seborrhea dermatitis?

What can you do for seborrhea dermatitis?

Control it: Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescription products. But it will always come back and require re-treatment, because the yeast that causes it is a normal component of your skin. ...Read more

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What does it mean for my dermatitis to be "atopic?"

What does it mean for my dermatitis to be "atopic?"

Atopy (see below): Asthma, eczema, & allergies are "atopic" diseases. "atopy" is an inherited tendency for developing any of these diseases. That being said... If you already have one of these diseases or have a close blood-relative who does, you have a higher risk (than those who don't) of getting any atopic disease. Note: an increased risk does not mean you actually will get any or all of these diseases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is skin allergy related to anemia?

Can you tell me is skin allergy related to anemia?

No: Neither will cause the other both are common and a precise cause should be sought for each. ...Read more

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What to use to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

What to use to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis?

Look for a shampoo..: ...With either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide (or a combination of them). If none of those are strong enough you'll have to visit a dermatologist to get a prescription-strength shampoo, plus perhaps a steroid foam or lotion. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine for "atopic eczema"?

Could you tell me what's the best medicine for "atopic eczema"?

Atopic eczema: It is associated with allergies, know what you are allergic to and avoid it, get tested, see an allergist. The best medicine remains frequent moisturizers, daily, 2 to 3 times a day. Adequate skin care is the number one medicine for all eczema. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema both?

Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema both?

Not commonly: Psoriasis and eczema are two skin problems that seem to be mutually exclusive to a degree, although this is not a hard and fast rule. In persons with psoriasis the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis—two major forms of eczema—appears to be substantially lower than in the general population. ...Read more

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I'm getting seborrhoetic dermatitis. Coud you tell me how to treat this disease completely?

I'm getting seborrhoetic dermatitis. Coud you tell me how to treat this disease completely?

Different treatments: Not the same for everybody. "Completely"? Can you see a dermatologist? Need to know of any meds or other pills. Need to know where on the body and all details about the manifestations. You might try washing with or applying zinc pyrethium or ketoconazole or selenium sulfide. You might also try 1% hydrocortisone. Plan on control, not cure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure atopic dermatitis?

Is it possible to cure atopic dermatitis?

Treatable!: Atopic dermatitis can be treated but not cured. With proper management, a person can remain symptom free, and have beautiful skin. One must remain diligent in keeping good care of their skin. Mild soaps should be used to bathe the skin, and thick moisturing creams should be applied immediately after bathing to keep moisture in the skin. Topical steroids and immunomodulaters can also be used. ...Read more

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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


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