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Mild Hypochromia - what is it?

Mild Hypochromia - what is it?

Less color in RBCs: It is a marker for iron deficiency. It can later lead to iron def anemia. Please have your PCP evaluate it ...Read more

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 is causing my mild and generalized pruritis?

What is causing my mild and generalized pruritis?

Blood Work needed: Pruritis may just be due to dry skin, or you could have an underlying medical condition. Get to a physician for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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If sebbhoric dermatitis causes dry scalp then what is psoriasis? Whats the difference between both? Dry+oily scalp? What is it? Pls tell

If sebbhoric dermatitis causes dry scalp then what is psoriasis? Whats the difference between both? Dry+oily scalp? What is it? Pls tell

Different: Seborrhea usually occurs in oily skin and scalp and thought to be an unusual response to a fungus found on the skin in 85% of all adults. Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease which is a little more difficult to treat. Whereas seborrhea occurs mostly on the scalp and face, psoriasis tends to be more concentrated on the extremities but the scalp can be affected as well. ...Read more

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What is the difference between eczema and seborrheic dermatitis?

What is the difference between eczema and seborrheic dermatitis?

Genetics: Eczema /atopic dermatitis usually inherited. The parents have a history of asthma and allergies. Eczema - immune system problems and a weak skin barrier. Weak skin barrier can come from a mutation in the filaggrin gene. Seborrheic dermatitis cause unknown perhaps due to a common fungus. Primarily affects areas of skin with oil glands. Red bumps on face, neck. Also "cradle cap" yellow scalp flakes. ...Read more

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Mild pulmanary hypertension. What is it?

Mild pulmanary hypertension. What is it?

Pressure in lungs: So your lungs have blood vessels that carry blood in and out. When the pressure builds up in those vessels, its called pulmonary hypertension. Alot of different reasons why this happens. It's usually a reflection of problems in the heart and lung proper. Sometimes it's idiopathic (ie we don't know why!). ...Read more

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What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis? Food allergies relation? Is there a way my dermatologist mistaken it?

What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis? Food allergies relation? Is there a way my dermatologist mistaken it?

SEBORRHEIC VS ATOPIC: LIKE FRUIT, THEY ARE BOTH RELATED. THEY ARE SKIN PROBLEMS. BUT THEY ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IN THAT ONE (ATOPIC DERMATITIS) IS USUALLY INHERITED AND EXTREMELY ITCHY. OCCURS IN THE BENDS OF THE KNEES AND ELBOWS. AND OTHER AREAS. SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS OCCURS ON THE SCALP WITH FLAKING AND ITCHING, AND SOMETIMES ON THE CHEST. ATOPICS CAN PRESENT WITH THIS AS EARLY AS 2 OR 3 MONTHS OF AGE AND CAN LAST ...Read more

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What is the difference between rosacea and eczematous dry skin?

What is the difference between rosacea and eczematous dry skin?

Rosacea & eczema: There are several excellent answers on the differences between rosacea and eczema. I would like to add one condition that is rosacea but can look like eczema. That is perioral dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis can be red, itchy, scaly and can definitely be mistaken for eczema. However, treating it like eczema with moisturizers and steroid creams can actually make it significantly worse. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dhystrotic eczema and dermatitis herptiformis?

What is the difference between dhystrotic eczema and dermatitis herptiformis?

Skin rashes: 2 different conditions with different patterns and distribution, an experienced dermatologist can help you differentiate the 2, one is associated with excessive hand washing, the other is associated with gluten hypersensitivity. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sclap psoriasis and seborrhoeic eczema?

Psoriasis & seb derm: Both psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis cause redness and scaling of the scalp. Both can be itchy. Psoriasis usually has thicker plaques covered by a silvery white adherent scale. Seborrheic dermatitis has a yellowish, more flaky, greasy looking scale. Both can occur together. Psoriasis is usually more resistant to treatment than seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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What's difference between atopy and eczema?

What's difference between atopy and eczema?

Closely related: Atopic dermatitis: localized skin reaction related to overreaction of the body immune system to external allergenic substance in contact with skin, eczema dermatitis: skin disorder related to abnormal collagen fibers that is manifested by dry, eczematous skin with recurrent exacerbations mostly related to localized or systemic triggering factors. ...Read more

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What is mild diabetes? What causes it?

What is mild diabetes? What causes it?

Disease of degrees: Hi. Diabetes (most likely type 2 in your setting) comes in all shades, from severe needing insulin right away, to "mild", easily controlled with a pill or even "diet and exercise". Type 2 changes over time, so that what controls "mild" diabetes today may be totally inadequate down the road. Live healthily. Always keep your diabetes well controlled to prevent longterm complications. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is mild generalized cerebral atrophy? What causes it?

What is mild generalized cerebral atrophy? What causes it?

? concern: Do you at age 38, have cerebral atrophy? Would get this checked out ASAP. Seen with aging, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, repetitive brain injury, and variety of other problems. If this is YOU, see a neurologist, as you need help!! ...Read more

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What does mild eczema normally look like?

What does mild eczema normally look like?

Eczema is...: "eczema" is a term broadly applied to a wide range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, swelling, itching/dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. It can be caused by an overactive immune system or by constant exposure to an irritant. (photo shows moderate eczema). ...Read more

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What's the difference between having atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis?

What's the difference between having atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis?

What causes the itch: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes. Contact dermatitis is a rash that itches. Ad is caused by an internal itch that becomes a rash only after you scratch the skin over and over again. Cd is caused by an external chemical that soaks into the skin and your immune system sends an army of cells to kill all the skin cells that are contaminated with that chemical. That irritates nerves and itches. ...Read more

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What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and just having a dry scalp?

What is  the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and just having a dry scalp?

Greasy vs dry: Seborrheic dermatitis is usually caused by susceptibility to a yeast called malassezia furfur which has a propensity for oil or sebum. It can occur on scalp, face, and torso. Dry scalp can be caused by many skin conditions including eczema or psoriasis. Eczema usually responds to topical steroids whereas sebborheic dermatitis usually requires a topical antifungal in addition to a steroid. ...Read more

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Whats a good face cleanser for mild acne?

Whats a good face cleanser for mild acne?

Salicylic acid: The anti-acne facial cleansers that contain this stuff are likely to help. If you need something tougher, get with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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