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What is Cradle Cap?

October 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Cradle cap is a term used to refer to any red scaly rash on the scalp of babies. Cradle cap is not a medical diagnosis, but simply a descriptive term, like the term diaper dermatitis.
There are a few causes of Cradle cap, including Seborrheic dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis and Plaque Psoriasis. Seborrheic dermatitis is the most [...]

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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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Diaper Dermatitis. What causes it?

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

The term Diaper Dermatitis refers to a red rash in the nappy area. Diaper Dermatitis is also known by the following synonymous terms: Napkin dermatitis, Irritant diaper dermatitis, Diaper rash, Nappy rash and Diaper eczema.
It is important to realize that Diaper Dermatitis is not a specific diagnosis, but simply refers to a red rash in [...]

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Itching. How to relieve it.

September 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment

There are many reasons for itching. In this article we will asume that you are itching because of your Atopic Dermatitis.
The moment you find yourself thinking that the itching is going to drive you mad, you should immediately also decide if you are applying enough moisturizers.
Remember Atopic Dermatitis is not a condition that can be [...]

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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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