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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 that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What are the causes of eczema to flare up and what is a treatment that can cure eczema for good?

What are the causes of eczema to flare up and what is a treatment that can cure eczema for good?

Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a little baby with ringworm?

What is the best treatment for a little baby with ringworm?

Topical medication: Topical meds are usually effective and oral are stressful to the yong liver and are not recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a baby with exzma?

What is the best treatment for a baby with exzma?

Eczema: Hydration is key for treatment and prevention. Your child should have a daily bath, and a good moisturizer, such as cerave, should be applied immediately after the bath. To treat eczema flare ups, normally, a topical steroid preperation is used. Depending on the severity of the flare up, oral antibiotics and/or oral steroids maybe needed. Prevention is key. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

Several: Many treatments exist for allergies: antihistamines, nasal sprays, eye drops as well as allergy shots. For asthma: rescue inhalers (albuterol), controller inhalers, allergy shots. Definitely see an allergist! ...Read more

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Can an adult develop seasonal allergies and why. What is the best to care for allergies.?

Can an adult develop seasonal allergies and why. What is the best to care for allergies.?

Yes: One common reason for development of seasonal allergy as an adult is moving to a new area. Pollens are different in different areas of the country and on different continents. ...Read more

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What is the best food diet for a person with eczema?

What is the best food diet for a person with eczema?

Try this link...: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/treatment-11/eczema-diet

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What is the best treatment for a newborn child with valley fever?

What is the best treatment for a newborn child with valley fever?

Need specialist: "when the baby is born to a pregnant woman infected with valley fever. Can baby have it? Valley fever is rare in newborn babies. Most babies who get valley fever probably acquire it during or shortly after birth, through inhaling fungal spores from the environment. The "azole" family of antifungal drugs are frequently used. These are oral preparations of ketoconazole, itraconazole and fluconazole. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more

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What is the current primary treatment approach for a child with EoE? Treatment with swallowed Flonase or allergy testing and food eliminations?

What is the current primary treatment approach for a child with EoE? Treatment with swallowed Flonase or allergy testing and food eliminations?

Both, according to : the pediatric gastroenterologist & allergist/immunologist with whom I share patients. Of course, you do food & pollen allergy testing first. If elimination of a food or foods releived symptoms, you would't have to give the steroids. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a congested nose?

What is the best treatment for a congested nose?

Saline solution: Are very cheap. Apply that on the nose, topically or use a spray mist, dry it with fresh q tips and coat your nostril with aquaphor ointment, vaseline or a & d ointment. May repeat as often as needed. At times you may need allergy med or prescription nose spray if severe. Steaming up the bathroom help loosen up very stuffed up nose especially the little babies. Breathe better after a shower, right? ...Read more

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What is the best air purifier for a child with major allergies?

What is the best air purifier for a child with major allergies?

Air purifiers: The most effective air cleaners are the hepa filter type and the electrostatic air purifiers. The hepa filer traps most allergens in the filter so that clean air passes through. The electrostatics work by placing an electric charge on all particles coming into the filter and then passing them through metal plates that have an opposite charge so the particles are pulled out onto the plates. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for the skin disease rosacea. And if i can get name of cream.

What is the best treatment for the skin disease rosacea. And if i can get name of cream.

Prescription: The topical medications that we prescribe for rosacea most commonly are of the Metronidazole type -- either gel , cream or lotion with strengths varying from 0.75% to 1%. Another commonly used product is Finacea Gel 15%. Please see your dermatologist for the best option for you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a mild sunburn?

What is the best treatment for a mild sunburn?

Not really: Cool compresses; aloe vera gel (avoid the ones with Benzocaine as they can cause allergic skin reaction); topical otc steroid cream for more painful burns (remember to use very sparingly to avoid potential skin damage). Prevention is even better: sun blocks that protect against uva & uvb applied b4 exposure; long sleeves, broad-brimmed hats, pants. For sever blistering, see fp. ...Read more

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What is the best steroid cream for allergies and eczema?

What is the best steroid cream for allergies and eczema?

As little as possibl: The weakest one that works. Topical steroids decrease inflammation but do not cure, therefore they need to usually be reused. Local and possible systemic side effects are related to strength and amount. Additionally certain part of integument (skin) are moore sensitive, such as the face and vulvar areas. So use the lowest potency, least amount for shortest duration possible. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective indian medicine and cream for the treatment of eczema?

What would be a highly effective indian medicine and cream for the treatment of eczema?

There is not one but: Eczema is not treated with only one cream, we use different potency of steroid creams for different parts of body and duration of treatment.All strength creams are available in india there are also Elidel (pimecrolimus) and [protopic creams, which are not steroids and are available in india may be under different brand name. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

Supportive care: Nothing except time cures a viral cough. Rest, fluids, nutrition. You can try over the counter cold remedies. Your doc can prescrive a cough suppressant to help with the cough. 7 - 10 days for resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more