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Nummular eczema

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

The word nummular derives from the Latin word nummulus. Nummulus is the diminutive of the word nummus, that means “coin”. Therefore, nummular eczema refers to a type of eczema that presents with coin-shaped (round) areas of eczema. Nummular eczema is also referred to as discoid eczema.
Most patients with Nummular eczema presents with 1-3cm round patches [...]

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Pimecrolimus (Elidel)

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Pimecrolimus (Elidel) is an immunosuppressant derived from Ascomycin. Ascomycin is produced by the fungus Streptomyces hygroscopicus. Topical Pimecrolimus (Elidel) become available for prescription around 2001.
Pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream comes in one strength (1%) and is available in 30g, 60g and 100g tubes. The most important use for Pimecrolimus (Elidel) cream is to treat Atopic Dermatitis. The [...]

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House Dust Mite and Atopic Eczema

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

There are many triggers that can cause a flare-up of Atopic eczema. The House Dust Mite are one such trigger and unsurprisingly lives in the dust found in human and animal habitation. It is however not just the House Dust Mite that can trigger flare-ups in AD, but also the dead bodies and feces of [...]

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Asteatotic dermatitis and dry skin

September 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Asteatotic dermatitis and Eczema Craqulae refers to the same condition. Asteatotic dermatitis is inflammation of the skin due to skin dryness (xerosis). Not everybody with a dry skin will develop skin inflammation. The more severe the skin dryness and the longer the skin dryness persists the greater the chance of developing skin inflammation. Skin dryness [...]

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Eczema and Food Allergy

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

An overemphasis on food allergies is one of the major causes of frustration and suffering for people with eczema, especially Atopic eczema. There are countless reports of various foods causing a flare of eczema. There are also countless stories where avoiding a specific food has resulted in clearing eczema.
What is not so often published are [...]

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