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What is skin asthma?

What is skin asthma?

A misnomer: It's a form of skin allergy called eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. It manifests as red scaly patches anywhere in the body. Treatment includes heavy moisturization and avoidance of allergens if possible. Several oral medications are also available. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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What is skin asthma? And how do I know if I had one?

What is skin asthma? And how do I know if I had one?

No such thing: Asthma refers to airway inflammation and does not occur on the skin . However atopic dermatitis has at times been referred to as a form of asthma on the skin. The analogy however is not quite accurate. (twitchy lungs in asthma, itchy skin in AD). ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the main cause of skin asthma?

Can you tell me what is the  main cause of skin asthma?

Eczema: You're probably talking about eczema also known as atopic dermatitis. Eczema is caused by allergies to dairy, eggs, nuts, chemicals etc. In infants the most common allergen is from foods such as milk and eggs. Airborne allergens can also cause eczema especially in older people. Sometimes it may not be possible to identify the allergen. ...Read more

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I have skin asthma.What is the best medication can I get?

I have skin asthma.What is the best medication can I get?

Skin allergies? : Guessing you mean skin allergies. I've never heard of skin asthma. They often occur in the same person. If your skin breaks out and you have asthma, it's usually atopic dermatitis or eczema. These types of rashes respond to moisturizers, steroid creams, avoidance of causative allergens/foods and oral antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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My son had a skin asthma. My question is what is tha best medication?

Skin conditions: Children have many skin conditions through childhood. Most are self resolving, or respond to over the counter salves, particularly the zinc oxide ointments. Okay to start with your circle of friends, then your local pharmacist for advise. If no resolution, then okay to take your child in for a doc to exam. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it possible for asthma to trigger skin abnormalities?

Unlikely: Asthma is a lung condition with mucus production, airway twitchiness, swelling, and inflammation that has symptoms of cough, wheeze, chest tightness and/or shortness of breath. No particular skin abnormalities are triggered by asthma, although patients with allergic asthma may have other atopic conditions such as eczema (atopic dermatitis). ...Read more

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