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Category Archives: Eczema

Eczema Symptoms & Causes | National Eczema Association

Posted: March 18, 2018 at 2:41 am

Chances are, youre here to look for answers about eczema (eg-zuh-MUH)and find support. Continue reading

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Eczema Types, Treatment, Home Remedies & Symptoms

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Eczema facts What is eczema? Rather than a specific health condition, eczema is a reaction pattern that the skin produces in a number of diseases. It begins as red, raised tiny blisters containing a clear fluid atop red, elevated plaques Continue reading

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Atopic dermatitis (eczema) – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

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Overview Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It’s common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically Continue reading

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Dermatitis – Wikipedia

Posted: March 17, 2018 at 1:40 am

DermatitisSynonymsEczemaA moderate case of dermatitis of the handsSpecialtyDermatologySymptomsItchiness, red skin, rash[1]ComplicationsSkin infection[2]Usual onsetChildhood[1][2]CausesAtopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, stasis dermatitis[1][2]Diagnostic methodBased on symptom[1]Similar conditionsScabies, psoriasis, dermatitis herpetiformis, lichen simplex chronicus[3]TreatmentMoisturizers, steroid creams, antihistamines[4][2]Frequency245 million (2015)[5] Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a group of diseases that results in inflammation of the skin.[1] These diseases are characterized by itchiness, red skin, and a rash.[1] In cases of short duration there may be small blisters while in long-term cases the skin may become thickened.[1] The area of skin involved can vary from small to the entire body.[1][2] Dermatitis is a group of skin conditions that includes atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis.[1][2] The exact cause of dermatitis is often unclear.[2] Cases may involve a combination of irritation, allergy, and poor venous return.[1] The type of dermatitis is generally determined by the person’s history and the location of the rash.[1] For example, irritant dermatitis often occurs on the hands of people who frequently get them wet.[1] Allergic contact dermatitis occurs upon exposure to an allergen causing a hypersensitivity reaction in the skin.[1] Treatment of atopic dermatitis is typically with moisturizers and steroid creams.[4] The steroid creams should generally be of mid- to high strength and used for less than two weeks at a time as side effects can occur.[6] Antibiotics may be required if there are signs of skin infection.[2] Contact dermatitis is typically treated by avoiding the allergen or irritant.[7][8] Antihistamines may help with sleep and to decrease nighttime scratching.[2] Dermatitis was estimated to affect 245 million people globally in 2015.[5] Atopic dermatitis is the most common type and generally starts in childhood.[1][2] In the United States it affects about 10-30% of people.[2] Contact dermatitis is twice as common in females than males.[9] Allergic contact dermatitis affects about 7% of people at some point in time.[10] Irritant contact dermatitis is common, especially among people who do certain jobs; exact rates are unclear.[11] Dermatitis symptoms vary with all different forms of the condition. They range from skin rashes to bumpy rashes or including blisters. Continue reading

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Eczema Treatment, Home Remedies, and Causes – eMedicineHealth

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What Is the Treatment for Early and Mild Eczema? Treatment for eczema can be managed at home by changing laundry detergents or soaps that may be causing the irritant Continue reading

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What is Eczema? | NEOSPORIN

Posted: March 14, 2018 at 6:40 am

Eczema is a general term for a set of chronic skin conditions caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common type of eczema, and has been called the “itch that rashes.” The general term eczema is usually used to refer to AD. Continue reading

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Eczema | EVA Homoeopathy

Posted: March 7, 2018 at 9:42 am

Dr.APARNA.S. BHMS, Thiruvananthapuram INTRODUCTION Dermatology is one of the most important disciplines of medicine, where a disease apprises itself over the skin .The diseases affecting the skin always create mental stress to the patients because of external appearance. So its study, have an important place in the practice of medicine Continue reading

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Eczema – Canadian Dermatology Association

Posted: March 6, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Most types of eczema require a combination of treatments and medications. Your dermatologist will choose the ones that will work the best to control your condition. Continue reading

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Atopic dermatitis – Wikipedia

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Atopic dermatitisSynonymsAtopic eczema, infantile eczema, prurigo Besnier, allergic eczema, neurodermatitis[1]Atopic dermatitis of the inside crease of the elbow.SpecialtyDermatologySymptomsItchy, red, swollen, cracked skin[2]ComplicationsSkin infections, hay fever, asthma[2]Usual onsetChildhood[2][3]CausesUnknown[2][3]Risk factorsFamily history, living in a city, dry climate[2]Diagnostic methodBased on symptoms after ruling out other possible causes[2][3]Similar conditionsContact dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis[3]TreatmentAvoiding things that worsen the condition, daily bathing followed by moisturising cream, steroid creams for flares[3]Frequency~20% at some time[2][4] Atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as atopic eczema, is a type of inflammation of the skin (dermatitis).[2] It results in itchy, red, swollen, and cracked skin.[2] Clear fluid may come from the affected areas, which often thicken over time.[2] The condition typically starts in childhood with changing severity over the years.[2][3] In children under one year of age much of the body may be affected.[3] As children get older, the back of the knees and front of the elbows are the most common areas affected.[3] In adults the hands and feet are the most commonly affected areas.[3] Scratching worsens symptoms and affected people have an increased risk of skin infections.[2] Many people with atopic dermatitis develop hay fever or asthma.[2] The cause is unknown but believed to involve genetics, immune system dysfunction, environmental exposures, and difficulties with the permeability of the skin.[2][3] If one identical twin is affected, there is an 85% chance the other also has the condition.[5] Those who live in cities and dry climates are more commonly affected.[2] Exposure to certain chemicals or frequent hand washing makes symptoms worse.[2] While emotional stress may make the symptoms worse it is not a cause.[2] The disorder is not contagious.[2] The diagnosis is typically based on the signs and symptoms.[3] Other diseases that must be excluded before making a diagnosis include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis.[3] Treatment involves avoiding things that make the condition worse, daily bathing with application of a moisturising cream afterwards, applying steroid creams when flares occur, and medications to help with itchiness.[3] Things that commonly make it worse include wool clothing, soaps, perfumes, chlorine, dust, and cigarette smoke.[2] Phototherapy may be useful in some people.[2] Steroid pills or creams based on calcineurin inhibitors may occasionally be used if other measures are not effective.[2][6] Antibiotics (either by mouth or topically) may be needed if a bacterial infection develops.[3] Dietary changes are only needed if food allergies are suspected.[2] Atopic dermatitis affects about 20% of people at some point in their lives.[2][4] It is more common in younger children.[3] Males and females are equally affected.[2] Many people outgrow the condition.[3] Atopic dermatitis is sometimes called eczema, a term that also refers to a larger group of skin conditions.[2] Other names include “infantile eczema”, “flexural eczema”, “prurigo Besnier”, “allergic eczema”, and “neurodermatitis”.[1] People with AD often have dry and scaly skin that spans the entire body, except perhaps the diaper area, and intensely itchy red, splotchy, raised lesions to form in the bends of the arms or legs, face, and neck.[7][8][9][10][11] AD commonly occurs on the eyelids where signs such as Dennie-Morgan infraorbital fold, infra-auricular fissure, periorbital pigmentation can be seen.[12] Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on the neck gives the classic ‘dirty neck’ appearance. Lichenification, excoriation and erosion or crusting on the trunk may indicate secondary infection. Flexural distribution with ill-defined edges with or without hyperlinearily on the wrist, finger knuckles, ankle, feet and hand are also commonly seen.[13] The cause of AD is not known, although there is some evidence of genetic, environmental, and immunologic factors.[14] Many people with AD have a family history of atopy Continue reading

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Eczema & Dermatitis – Dr. Adrian Morris | Allergy Clinic

Posted: March 5, 2018 at 1:46 pm

Atopic Eczema, otherwise known as Atopic Dermatitis or Infantile Eczema is a chronic relapsing itchy skin disease. Continue reading

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