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    Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis

    Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which… What is eczema and atopic dermatitis? Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic…

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    How to Stop Steroid Medicines Safely

    Steroids work to reduce redness, swelling, and soreness and come in pill form, as inhalers or nasal sprays, and as… arthritis and lupus. Inhalers and nasal sprays help treat asthma and allergies. Creams and ointments can help some skin conditions, such as eczema and contact…

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    Smallpox Vaccine

    A case of smallpox hasn’t been seen since 1977, but it was once a serious virus. Symptoms included a rash,… certain groups of people, such as: Children younger than 12 months of age. Women who are pregnant or nursing. People who have eczema or another…

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    Food Allergies

    A food allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to a food. The reaction can be mild or… going to happen. They may have pale skin (because of low blood pressure) or lose consciousness. They may also have chronic illnesses. Eczema (skin disorder)…

  • Pityriasis Rosea

    Learn about the symptoms and causes of pityriasis rosea, and how it is diagnosed and treated… rash cannot spread it to others. How is pityriasis rosea diagnosed? Pityriasis rosea can look like other common skin rashes. Examples are eczema, ringworm, and psoriasis. Your doctor will…

  • Woman applying lotion to psoriasis on her elbow


    Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. It causes a rash that is raised with red marks and flaky white… How is psoriasis diagnosed? It may be hard to diagnose psoriasis. This is because it looks like other skin problems, such as eczema. Talk to…

  • Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)

    Swimmer’s ear is an irritation, swelling, or infection in your ear. It’s often caused by swimming a lot or swimming… your finger or an object (such as a cotton swab) in your ear. Some skin conditions. If you have conditions such as eczema and psoriasis…

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    Cushing's Syndrome

    Cushing’s syndrome is a disease that occurs when your body makes too much of the hormone cortisol, or you get… arthritis. Inhaled steroid medicines for asthma and steroid skin creams don’t usually cause Cushing’s syndrome. These forms are used for eczema and other skin conditions…

  • a woman scratches the back of her arm

    Keratosis Pilaris

    Keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin condition that causes small bumps to appear on the skin. They can appear anywhere… improve with age. You are more likely to develop keratosis pilaris if you have: A family history of it. Asthma. Dry skin. Eczema (also called…

  • Young boy sitting on the beach having sunscreen applied to his back

    Effects of Sun Exposure

    A small amount of sun exposure is good for us, but too much exposure to UV rays is harmful. It… to the World Health Organization (WHO), UV rays can help treat some health conditions. Doctors might order it for people who have eczema, psoriasis, rickets,…

  • A doctor bandaging a patients hand to prevent a skin infection


    getting cellulitis. If you have diabetes or vascular disease, you may have more breaks in your skin in the form of ulcers. Eczema can cause more breaks in your skin, too. You may also be at higher risk if you use medicines that could suppress

  • close-up of a newborn baby’s face with a rash

    Common Newborn Rashes and Birthmarks

    Many newborn babies have skin conditions. Some are born with birthmarks. Some get rashes. Most are harmless and usually clear… brush. For stubborn scales, rub mineral oil into your baby’s scalp, wait a few minutes, then brush and shampoo the hair. Eczema Appearance: Red patches…

  • young boy using spacer and mask with asthma inhaler


    Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease of the lungs. It inflames and narrows the airways, making it harder to… breathing and look for signs of allergies and asthma. These can include wheezing, swollen nasal passages, and allergic skin conditions (such as eczema). They will conduct…

  • Woman showing white patches of skin on her hands


    Vitiligo is a skin-coloring disorder. It produces white patches on your skin. It mostly occurs in areas of the skin… You can do this until all of your skin is similar in color. The main side effect is swollen skin, known as eczema. The symptoms…

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

    Learn about the causes of and treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis… What is seborrheic dermatitis? Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition. It affects the scalp, face or inside the ear. The affected areas have white to yellowish flakes. The skin also can be…