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Eczema

Also known as Eczematous Dermatitis

Eczema or often referred to as atopic dermatitis (from Greek ἔκζεμα ēkzema, "to boil over") is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin).

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with eczema, 78% report having skin rash, 49% report having itching of skin, and 45% report having abnormal appearing skin. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of eczema are skin rash, itching of skin, skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, and irregular appearing scalp, although you may still have eczema without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with eczema often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), wound care management, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), excision, biopsy, examination of foot, excision of skin lesion and other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with eczema include hydrocortisone topical, hydroxyzine, triamcinolone, desonide topical, petrolatum topical, betamethasone topical product, clobetasol topical, pimecrolimus topical, tacrolimus topical product, fluticasone topical product, fluocinonide topical, ketoconazole and lactic acid topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for eczema include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, race/ethnicity = black and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
3.0x
1-4 years
3.5x
5-14 years
2.0x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
0.6x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.5x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.8x
Other
1.5x
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