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Related to atopic disease: eczema, atopy, serum sickness

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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Effects of early nutritional interventions on the development of atopic disease in infants and children: The role of maternal dietary restriction, breastfeeding, timing of introduction of complementary foods, and hydrolyzed formulas.
The primary outcome investigated was the incidence of atopic disease, (IgE-mediated allergic disease) based on clinician diagnosis or parent report of either symptoms of allergic disease or clinician diagnosis, and/or sensitisation in the offspring during infancy, childhood or adolescence, defined as positive skin-prick test or IgE serology indicative of sensitisation.
In particular, the onset of atopic diseases may be the result of heritable changes of gene expression, without any alteration in DNA sequences, occurring in response to early (prenatal) or later (perinatal) environmental stimuli [4].
The test can be omitted only if there are strong arguments for the atopic disease or if there is a history of anaphylaxis.
Atopic diseases are seen somewhat more frequently in patients with migraine and IgE levels during attack increase more in patients with both migraine and allergic diseases than in patients with migraine who are not allergic, and the frequency of attacks is higher in atopic patients.
Previous studies have found diets rich in antioxidants, such as in fruits and vegetables, and consumption of fish rich in n-3-poly unsaturated fatty acids might help prevent asthma symptoms, while increasing fast food consumption might contribute to atopic disease.
In the last decades, the prevalence of atopic disease and other TH2 autoimmune disorders have increased in Western countries (1,8,35).
For adaptive response, there was evidence that higher stress is tied to lower levels of interferon-gamma production in response to stimulation with PHA (a nonspecific mitogen), which has been linked to an increased risk for later atopic disease.
T helper (Th) 2 predominance in atopic disease is due to preferential apoptosis of circulating memory/effector Th1 cells.
In the USA, the AAP states that for infants at high risk of developing atopic disease, who are not breastfed exclusively for 46 months or are formula fed, there is evidence that atopic dermatitis may be delayed or prevented by the use of extensively or partially hydrolysed formulae, compared with cow's milk formula, in early childhood and that extensively hydrolysed formulae may be more effective than partially hydrolysed in the prevention of atopic diseases.
In a recent study that was published in the January 2008 issue of Pediatrics, researchers in Germany looked into whether delaying the introduction of solids past four or six months of age acts as a protective measure against children developing an atopic disease at age six.
As well as providing complete nutrition for the development of healthy infants, human breast milk has an important role to play in protection against gastroenteritis, respiratory infection, middle ear infection, urinary infection, atopic disease and obesity".