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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


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Docs! Please tell me what granulomatous dermatitis is?

Docs! Please tell me what granulomatous dermatitis is?

See details: Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis is a rare skin disease often associated with autoimmune diseases such as RA or vasculitis, malignancies such as lymphoma and rarely from a reaction to medication. ...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 stasis dermatitis?

What is stasis dermatitis?

Discolored skin: Venous insufficiency ("leaky vein valves") or vein blockage can lead to increases in venous pressure in the legs. As a result of this, the skin can become discolored (reddened acutely or brown chronically). These skin changes are described as stasis dermatitis. See a Vascular Surgeon to confirm the diagnosis and develop a treatment plan ...Read more

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What is contact dermatitis?

What is contact dermatitis?

Reaction: Contact dermatitis is where something is touching the skin and causing a reaction or rash to the skin. The contact can be some type of lotion, cream, etc; can be food (like when tomato sauce is around the mouth causing redness). Even poison ivy is a contact dermatitis. Steroid creams usually are needed to reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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What is lymphoid dermatitis?

What is lymphoid dermatitis?

Drugs/allergies: This type of dermatitis is often caused by medications or allergic reactions. See your dermatologist to help you sort out what may be the cause in your case. ...Read more

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What are contact dermatitis symptoms?

What are contact dermatitis symptoms?

Itching.: Itching, itching, itching, itching; that's the hallmark symptom of contact dermatitis. Unless it's allowed to get secondarily infected, and then it hurts. ...Read more

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What does fungal dermatitis look like?

What does fungal dermatitis look like?

red and scaly: If a fungal dermatitis is present in your groin or under your breasts it is red and flaky although sometimes you may also get blisters. If it is on other parts of your body it may appear as a red and flaky circle. ...Read more

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What is atopic dermatitis?

What is atopic dermatitis?

AKA Eczema: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing itchy skin rash that often occurs in the flexor creases, neck, ankles and wrists. In children, allergies are often the cause. ...Read more

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What is atopic dermatitis and how is it treated?

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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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What is lichenoid dermatitis?

What is lichenoid dermatitis?

Lichenoid derm: Lichenification is the thickening of the skin due to either excess scratching or the underlying skin condition. ...Read more

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What are nummular dermatitis symptoms?

Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more

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What can cause dermatitis herpetiformis?

What can cause  dermatitis herpetiformis?

Unknown: The cause of dermatitis herpetiformis is unknown. However, there is a strong link to celiac sprue disease (gluten insensitivity). One of the recommended treatments for dermatitis herpetiformis is a gluten-free diet, which may allow the patient to avoid medications. ...Read more

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What causes seborrhoeic dermatitis and how can I cure it?

What causes seborrhoeic dermatitis and how can I cure it?

Not curable: Its controllable, not curable. Cause is unknown but is is aggrevated by a yeast that lives in the skin. Treatments are medications that inhhibit the yeast (zinc based usually) or steroid type meds that suppress the inflammation. ...Read more

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What is seborrheic dermatitis ?

What is seborrheic dermatitis ?

Severe dandruff: It's a form of dandruff that affects the scalp, face, and torso. Usually red, scaly, itchy, and greasy. Usually caused by a susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for fatty acids which is why it prefers parts of the body that has more oil secretion. ...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

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more