Patient Comments: Atopic Dermatitis - Describe Your Experience

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Comment from: fallen_raindrop, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

Hi. I believe I suffer from atopic dermatitis. I have been seen by a physician and am infected in the vagina. Herpes has been ruled out. I had an ultra sound and prescribed a corticosteroid cream. I am also a survivor of cervical cancer for 7 years. The cream works but returns a burning itch. I have been infected for about 2 months.

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Comment from: pattiyan, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I have atopic dermatitis (APs). Once, an outburst lasted for four years and was excruciating. My face was swollen, red, sore, and peeling, more so my eyelids, My brows always itch; they were almost shut. The soles of my feet peeled off, and my toes were very itchy, red, shiny, and peeling. I have just suffered more than three months of very red, very hot, very itchy, and very sore hands with peeling. I couldn't sleep with it, and it was most depressing. It was like being burnt with red, hot pokers. I was told I am a borderline lupus case. The hydrocortisone makes my skin peel off more, and anti-histamines doesn't stop the itching.

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Comment from: John T, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 13

I am sixty-eight years old and every winter, it seems, I have a flare up of dermatitis and jock itch. I live in the north east and while we use a humidifier the air is too dry and the skin rashes return. I know my Dad had a similar condition, and I have heard that certain medications such as beta blockers may contribute to this ailment. After some research, I have changed to a milder soap, lowered the temperature of my shower water, and I am using more lubricants. Hopefully, with the return of warmer weather, I can get some sun and reduce this ailment.

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Comment from: tourettes girl, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I have been diagnosed with dermatitis in the ear. It is so annoying! Right now I am using Dermotic Oil but it is still itchy.

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Comment from: Xiomara, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

My atopic Dermatitis started when I was pregnant. I have never had a skin condition. The doctors that I saw has Dermatitis Nummular. I had it in my legs, elbow and breast, right now I just have the spots since I came to the United States. I really don't know if it was the weather in Puerto Rico or what exactly. I just want to know how or what can I use to remove the spot especially on my legs.

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Comment from: lilha80, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 06

I had a hip replacement on May 7 th. Now, after almost 3 months the incision is reddened and intensely itching. The doctor gave me a prescription for mupirocin, but even though it seemed to help for the first 2 applications the itching was now widespread around the incision and a rash began, so I had to discontinue it.

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Published: July 28

I am in my early sixties and have been having problems with skin irritations. I went to the emergency room at one time with contact dermatitis, which cleared up. Then I began to have fever blisters or cold sores on different areas of my face; top lip, bottom lip, nose and now my eye. I do have dry skin during the summer months and I also have hypothyroidism.

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