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Pet Allergies and Their Causes

People can become allergic to pets because of proteins from animal hair, urine or saliva. Pets which can cause allergies are dogs, cats, chicken, mice, rats, cows, horses, hamsters, guinea pig and birds. Allergic reaction can attack the respiratory system, eyes which can result in hay fever, urticaria, asthmatic symptoms, eye symptoms or eczema. Hay fever makes the patient develop itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezes. Asthmatic symptoms are wheezing, prolonged expiration, rapid breathing, over inflated chest, and fast heart rate. Urticaria, nettle rash, hives or uredo […]

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Infant Eczema

Infant Eczema is common sight in the infants below 5 years of age. In rare cases, this disorder can be noticed in the babies of two to six months of age. Infants with extra sensitive skin or even dry skin are more prone to this disorder. The outermost layer of the skin that protects us gets sensitive in this condition or at times this layer is lost. Infant eczema needs continuous extra care as the infants have the habit of scratching thus irritating the affected area. If […]

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Food Allergies In Kids

Food allergies are a common problem in kids. Nearly two million children have food allergies in the United States. Some food allergies are life threatening, even if the food is taken in very little quantity. Peanut tops the list of notorious foods which cause allergies. Following it are milk, especially cow’s milk, soy, eggs, wheat, seafood and other nuts. Food allergies are caused when the immune system is confused. The job of the immune system is to protect the body from diseases, bacteria, viruses and germs. The […]

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Eliminating Scalp Eczema

Eczema, an itchy inflammation of the skin, effects many people in different forms, with one of the most common being scalp eczema. The scalp is vulnerable because the skin of the scalp is different than skin elsewhere on the body. The scalp has a very rich supply of grease from the sebaceous glands as well as carrying follicles creating long hairs. There are other symptoms to watch for with eczema besides itching. A person suffering from a form of eczema may also experience redness of the affected […]

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Eczema Causes and Treatment

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is characterized by a red itchy rash that is scaly and is oozing in some cases. The condition can appear on the arms and legs, cheeks, forehead, and in body parts such as knees and elbows where there are creases. In some cases, skin will have a leathery feel and even crack or blister. Some people also experience a thickening of the skin, red patches and even a slight color change when they have eczema. 1. Skin Conditions This refers to […]

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Eczema and the Control of This Skin Condition

Eczema is an inflammatory, chronic, noncontagious disease of the skin caused by allergy and hypersensitivity. The term is loosely used to include many skin conditions more properly included under dermatitis. Eczema is characterized by a number of cutaneous lesions, such as macules, papules, pustules, vesicles, scales, and crusts. Macules are nonelevated skin spots. Papules are hard, circular, and elevated. Pustules are papular like lesions that contain pus, and vesicles are small skin blisters that contain fluid. Eczematous lesions are usually accompanied by an exudation of serous fluid […]

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Baby Eczema

Eczema is broad term used for the number of different skin conditions like dry, red, irritating skin. Eczema can occur anywhere on body but babies mostly manifest it on scalp, forehead, and chest and around joints. Reddening, cracking, swelling, or scaling of the skin. Fleshy and quite reddish pimples arise mostly on the cheeks forehead and cheeks and at the back side. Whiteheads are also observed. It cause mostly if the baby has high fever and his skin is aggravated or irritated. If baby clothes are cleaned […]

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Baby Acne Eczema

Baby acne eczema is common and mostly starts by about 3 weeks of age. In this case the delicate face of newborn baby covers up with the red bumps which look like pimples. There may be number of reasons behind the skin irritation of your baby. Baby acne mostly affects cheeks, forehead and even back. It shows prominent pimple marks on face usually when your baby is hot or fussy. There are common irritants like, split up milk, strong soap, chemical detergents used for baby cloth wash. […]

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Eczema In Children

When a skin rash cannot be blamed on poison ivy or chicken pox, the culprit is eczema. In this condition, the skin turns red, scaly and develops sores. The itching is beyond the limit and the skins starts to shed in the form of scales. Dermatitis is the other name for eczema. Dermatitis actually means inflammation of the skin and the skin turns pink and sore. Eczema is a common child problem as out of ten kids at least one kid gets eczema and majority of them […]

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Eczema Treatment

What is Eczema? Eczema is a skin condition commonly known as dermatitis which can result in dry flaky skin which can be itchy and feel hot. This sensation often leads to vigorous itching which in turn can damage the skin. The word Eczema comes from the Greek words that mean “to boil over”. The word Dermatitis comes from the Greek word for skin. Both words refer to the same condition though. There are four types of eczema, (atopic, varicose, discoid and contact/dermatitis). Atopic Eczema is the most […]

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