Allergies; Allergy/Allergies; Anaphylaxis
Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a skin irritation characterized by red, flaky skin, sometimes with cracks or tiny blisters. Dermatitis is extremely itchy, but scratching damages the fragile skin and exacerbates the problem so it is important for people with eczema to try to leave the area alone.
An allergy is a immune malfunction whereby a person's body is hypersensitised to react immunologically to typically nonimmunogenic substances. When a person is hypersensitised these substances are known as allergens. The word allergy derives from the Greek words allos meaning "other" and ergon meaning "reaction" or "reactivity". Reactions can vary from the benign runny nose, to life-threatening anaphylactic shock and death.
Eczema as related to Allergy
- Eczema | Allergy
Eczema is a disease in a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the epidermis. The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions.
- Eczema (atopic dermatitis) | Australasian Society of ...
Eczema occurs in around 1 in 5 infants, but usually improves during the teenage years. Most patients either have or will develop other allergies with age.
- The Link Between Eczema and Food Allergies
Can food allergies affect eczema? Find out about eczema, food allergies, and what to expect at your doctor's office.
- Eczema & Dermatitis - Dr. Adrian Morris | Allergy Clinic
Atopic Eczema, otherwise known as Atopic Dermatitis or Infantile Eczema is a chronic relapsing itchy skin disease. Let us create a treatment plan for you.
- Eczema, dermatitis and allergies. DermNet NZ
Eczema, dermatitis and allergies. Authoritative facts about the skin from DermNet New Zealand.
- Eczema - Nemours: Kids Health
Eczema is a common skin problem among teens. If you have eczema, read this article to find out more about it and how you can deal with the skin stress.
- Tots, Eczema, Allergies & Momma Remedies | In search for ...
I am a happy Mommy!!!! In my previous post, Eczema-prone Skin, I mentioned that I asked for a prescription for Epiceram because of a friend’s recommendation.
- Eczema -- What Causes Eczema - About.com Allergies
What Causes Eczema Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic, recurrent skin disease which commonly occurs in infancy and early childhood but can continue …
- Eczema food allergies – remove offending foods from your ...
Foods That Can Cause Allergies - Removing Offending Foods! Below are a list of foods that should be avoided because they cause food allergies leading to eczema.
- Eczema Action Plan | Australasian Society of Clinical ...
9 Sep 2013 - New Foundation to help find cures for allergy & other immune... Allergy and other immune diseases are amongst the fastest growing chronic and complex ...