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Whats Mild Eczema
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
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
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
Mild rosacea and dermatitis with frequent flares on chin. Vivite cleanser, Rx metronidazole lotion 2x/day, ampicillin500 2x/d. Still flaring. ideas?
Dermatologist: You should have this seen by a dermatologist!! ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between keratolysis exfoliativa (focal palmar peeling) and dyshidrotic 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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