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Watch Out For These Common Triggers of Atopic Dermatitis!

Here are some everyday things that can trigger allergies or an eczema flare or make them worse: ALLERGENS POLLEN PET DANDER MOLD DUST MITES PHYSICAL STRESS SWEAT HORMONES INFECTION EXCESSIVE SCRATCHING OR RUBBING OF THE SKIN CLIMATE COLD, DRY WEATHER LONG, HOT BATHS or SHOWERS LOW HUMIDITY IRRITANTS Metals in particular, nickel. Cigarette smoke. Soaps …

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Can Your Dermatologist See You Tomorrow If Your Eczema Flares Today?​

Dermatologists need to consider modifying the appointment system to improve access to care for patients with atopic dermatitis flares, suggests researcher Jonathan Silverberg, of the Department of Dermatology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. In a recent analysis of patient consults, published in The Journal of the American …

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A Guide to Understanding Topical Steroid Withdrawal

What is the cause of red burning skin and who gets it? Signs of TSW may develop within days to weeks after STOPPING high-potency topical corticosteroid that has been over-used/abused. Treatment with the topical steroid has usually been prolonged, greater than 12 months, and frequent, ie daily or more often. It has not been reported …

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Why Do Traditional Methods Fail?

Many patients fail on traditional methods of eczema therapy and for many varied reasons. The main reasons patients fail on traditional methods are listed below: Topical steroid is ill-suited for the patient’s skin. Missing a necessary component. Incorrect application instructions. Misplaced expectations. Poor follow up. Dr. Van Wagoner is an expert in the management of …

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