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Related to atopic: atopic allergy, atopic dermatitis, atopic asthma, atopic conjunctivitis, Atopica

atopic

 [ah-top´ik]
1. displaced; ectopic.
2. pertaining to atopy.

a·top·ic

(ă-top'ik),
1. Relating to or marked by atopy.
2. Allergic.
[G. atopos, out of place; strange]

atopic

/atop·ic/ (a-top´ik) (ah-top´ik)
2. pertaining to atopy; allergic.

atopic

(ā-tŏp′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or caused by a hereditary predisposition to developing allergic reactions, such as hay fever, asthma, or urticaria, after exposure to specific antigens such as pollen, food, and insect venoms.

at′o·py (ăt′ə-pē) n.

atopic

[ātop′ik]
Etymology: Gk, a + topos, not place
pertaining to a hereditary tendency to experience immediate allergic reactions such as asthma or vasomotor rhinitis because of the presence of an antibody (atopic reagin) in the skin and sometimes the bloodstream. atopy [at′opē] , n.

atopic

adjective
(1) Ectopic (obsolete).
(2) Pertaining to atopy.

a·top·ic

(ā-top'ik)
Relating to or marked by atopy; allergic.
[G. atopos, out of place; strange]

a·top·ic

(ā-top'ik)
1. Relating to or marked by atopy.
2. Allergic.
[G. atopos, out of place; strange]

atopic

1. displaced; ectopic.
2. pertaining to atopy.

atopic asthma
see allergic asthma.
atopic dermatitis
called also atopic disease, allergic inhalant dermatitis. See canine atopy.
atopic disease
see atopic dermatitis (above).
atopic rhinitis
see enzootic nasal granuloma, atopy.

Patient discussion about atopic

Q. I have atopic dermatitis and its been out of control : ( i was wondering any suggestions what to do? This past year i have experienced 2 bacterial infections due to my open soars as well as a viral infection in which i was hospitalized. im so fusterated and scared i dont know what to do.. i personally dont think that creams and ointments work all that well. From what i have gathered eczema comes from the inside out? :S i also have allergies i tend to be allergic to everything environmental, animals dust, mold, as well as oral allergy syndrom to alot of foods. which is very difficult. i have been to numerous doctors and specialsist and they dont know what to do. the next step is to put me on an oral medication, sure it prevents it from coming but there are also alot of disadvantages to taking the pill. They also wanted me to go for uvb lights which are knowen to treat psriosis, which personalyy i dont feel it helps me ..realie.. eczema and psriosis are 2 totally diff skin diseases.. someone . PLEASEE HELP .. : )

A. I like the apple cider idea and hope that works for you. But I have a client who has suffered the same as you with her dermatitis and was also hospitalized with mirca staph infection. Her dr. has agreed to refer her to a mayo clinic I will come back and let you know what they do and if it works. God bless you hun and stay strong!!
it might be a while but I will come bk and let u know what they say :)

Q. My son has atopic dermatitis that is treated with topical cream. Is he in a greater risk for other diseases? My 1 year old son has atopic dermatitis. We treat him with topical cream and he is getting better. What kind of a diseases is this? Is he in a greater risk for other diseases because of his skin lesions?

A. Atopic dermatitis is an immunological disease. As a guy that has many allergies I can say that i believe the best treatment is not topical cream. You need to find what causes the allergy and to exclude it from your life. This way you prevent the disease not just treat its symptoms.

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Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is the most common type of eczema.
People suffering with eczema and atopic dermatitis lack the production of natural moisturizing factors that serves as a barrier against viruses and bacteria and may have a deficiency in ceramides which hold skin cells together to form a healthy skin barrier.
New-onset atopic dermatitis at an advanced age is increasing in prevalence, as is true of atopic dermatitis across the rest of the age spectrum.
In my clinical experience, zinc does appear to be helpful for patients with atopic dermatitis.
Atopic in the term atopic eczema is simply an indicator of the frequent association of this condition with atopy and the need to separate this clinical phenotype from other forms of eczema.
Family members show up this atopic gene in any or all of several different ways.
The NICE quality standard on atopic eczema in children (see Table 1) is based on the NICE clinical guideline on the management of atopic eczema in children from birth up to the age of 12 years (NICE Clinical Guideline57).
With its strong genetic basis, atopic dermatitis is well suited to the GWAS approach.
Atopic dermatitis often occurs together with other atopic diseases like hay fever, asthma and allergic conjunctivitis.
2 fold increased risk of current atopic adult asthma and a similarly high risk of having atopic remitted asthma (8.
Diagnosis of vulvar atopic dermatitis includes gathering a family history of allergies, asthma, hay fever; looking at the past history of the patient; and conducting a physical examination starting from the head, he said.