a&p skin disorder.docx - Katelyn Cisneros Professor Drumm Anatomy Physiology October 4 2016 Atopic Dermatitis Eczema is a skin disorder involving

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Katelyn Cisneros Professor Drumm Anatomy & Physiology October 4, 2016 Atopic Dermatitis Eczema is a skin disorder involving the epidermis primarily. It can be rash-like flakey conditions, redness, and inflammation. Atopic Dermatitis is type of Eczema. Atopic Dermatitis is an allergic skin reaction. Asthma and Hay fever has strong connections with Atopic Dermatitis. The common causes for allergic eczema include: o nickel, which can be found in jewelry, belt buckles, and metal buttons on jeans o perfumes found in cosmetics o clothing dyes o hair dye o latex o adhesives o soaps and cleaning products o poison ivy and other plants o antibiotic creams or ointments that are used on the skin, such as neomycin Diagnosis is through a patch test by placing patches that contain common allergens on your back
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Unformatted text preview: and removing them 48 hours later to find allergic reactions. Also a doctor can perform lesion skin biopsy and send it to the lab to see if there is a deeper cause for the infection. Treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms. o It’s important to wash the affected skin with plenty of water to remove traces of the allergen. o Use a moisturizing cream to keep the skin hydrated and repair damage. Over-the-counter corticosteroid creams can help with itching and inflammation. o Prescription-strength ointments or creams can be prescribed for severe symptoms. o Creams, Ointments, oral meds, non soap cleansers, phototherapy...
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