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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by dry, wrinkled, itchy and occasionally red skin. Symptoms can be reduced with hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil, and fragrance/dye free detergents. Topical steroids are also helpful. This condition stems from a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system. It is controllable, not curable. ...Read more
Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is also called eczema, dermatitis, or atopy. Most commonly, it may be thought of as a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. ...Read more
No: You must first be allergic to something which will make you itch. That cannot be transferred by sexual contact. ...Read more
No cure except time: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition. There is no cure although some people get better over time. The best medicine to control the condition is topical steroid cream. There are some prescription non-steroid creams such as Elidel (pimecrolimus) but they can have significant side effects. patients benefit from seeing an allergist to help identify triggers and properly manage symptoms. Skin care is important. ...Read more
With people with atopic dermatitis, can you get antibiotic related rashes if prescribed an antibiotic?
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my atopic dermatitis until I can see a doctor?
Yes: Use skin cleansers instead of soap for washing or bathing. You can get cetaphil moisturizing cream, cerave, eucerin and the like . You can apply otc steroid creams till you see your doctor, moderate to severe eczema needs a stronger steroid cream and close follow up. Be sure not to get infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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