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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Genetic

Seen at all ages but mostly children.
Not allergy. Not food. Not stress. Not infection. Defect of filigren in outer surface of skin. Commonly in families and associated in same families with asthma and pollen reactions. Infants benefit from daily soak in water followed by application of lubricant. Modern ceramide creams are excellent. Itching is prominent and fails to respond to any antihistamine.

In brief: Genetic

Seen at all ages but mostly children.
Not allergy. Not food. Not stress. Not infection. Defect of filigren in outer surface of skin. Commonly in families and associated in same families with asthma and pollen reactions. Infants benefit from daily soak in water followed by application of lubricant. Modern ceramide creams are excellent. Itching is prominent and fails to respond to any antihistamine.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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