allergic dermatitis

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allergic contact dermatitis

A condition caused by cell-mediated immunity due to contact with haptens (e.g., nickel, chromates, ursodiols) in poison ivy and poison oak, synthetic chemicals, drugs, cosmetics, jewelry, neomycin ointment, etc., which may affect any body part.

Clinical findings
Often intense pruritus; erythema; intercellular oedema; papulovesicles, which with continued exposure are followed by vesiculation, rupture and oozing dermatitis.
Modifying factors—host
Genetic predisposition, age, route of 1º sensitisation, concomitant disease (e.g., immunocompromised, as in AIDS).
Modifying factors—environment
Physicochemical modulation.

Patch test.
Topical steroids.
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allergic dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin following contact with any substance to which the person is allergic.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about allergic dermatitis

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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Allergic dermatitis involves dogs inhaling or contacting common environmental things such as pollens and having the immune system overreact and cause itchy skin, so allergy testing seems to be the next logical step.
Eczema or exudative dermatitis is typical in patients with allergic dermatitis and is often the first symptom of allergic disease.
Pruritus is intense in all phases of the lesions and is a hallmark characteristic of poison ivy, oak, and sumac allergic dermatitis. The severe itching can lead to secondary skin damage and infection but the primary lesions usually dry and clear without hyperpigmentation in 3 weeks.
In patients who have failed to respond to over-the-counter products, it may be that they replaced one problem (yeast) with another (allergic dermatitis); the treatment may have caused a reaction.
The findings may also provide important clues in developing medical treatment for illnesses triggered by abnormal increases of a specific antibody, such as hay fever and allergic dermatitis, they said.
She might possibly have a form of allergic dermatitis and is reacting to something in the environment, such as house dust, house dust mites, fungi and pollens.
In the Friday session, a pair of researchers argued that amalgam, a mercury compound metal used for filling dental cavities, causes the chronic skin disease atopic dermatitis and other allergic dermatitis.
Eczema or allergic dermatitis is a noncontagious, itchy rash which often occurs in the creases of the arms, legs, and neck, although it can cover the entire body.
and European studies, when patients were tested for allergic dermatitis, the product was implicated in 2.9% of cases in Finland, 5.7% in Germany, and up to 8.4% in Italy.
Such intense pruritus, or itching, in dogs may be caused by numerous skin diseases, from sarcoptic mange to food allergies, but the midnight scratcher was suffering from a common summer ailment called seasonal allergic dermatitis, or summer itch.

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