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Effective therapy of childhood atopic dermatitis allays food allergy concerns.

November 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Thompson MM, Hanifin JM.
Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239-3098, USA.
BACKGROUND: Roughly one third of children with atopic dermatitis (AD) have IgE-mediated food allergy. Most parents and pediatricians assume foods also cause the eczema, a focus that diverts proper skin therapy and has negative outcomes including nutritional deficiency, costly referrals, and [...]

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Corticosteroid creams. How to use them correctly.

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

This article is especially applicable to Atopic Dermatitis, but you can follow these general rules for any form of dermatitis.
Always use the lowest potency corticosteroid application at the lowest frequency of application that will just control your eczema.
So how do I find the correct potency of corticosteroid and correct frequency of application?

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Is eczema contagious?

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Eczema is not contagious and people can therefore not “catch” eczema.
Eczema, like many other skin conditions, can become infected with bacteria or viruses. Once this happens other people can potentially “catch” the infection. Note however, that they will only catch the infection and not the eczema! Eczema itself is not contagious.
Don’t be too concerned about [...]

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