Posts Tagged ‘atopic eczema’

Emulsifying ointment

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

This is an emollient which is used to moisturize dry skin. It may also be used as a soap substitute on problem skin with eczema or other skin rash which cannot tolerate over-drying toilet soaps. Your doctor has prescribed this for you as a : Moisturizer  Apply it liberally to the affected areas, at least […]

Skin Disorders in Young Children

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Atopic Dermatitis 1. What is Atopic Dermatitis? Atopic dermatitis or eczema is an itchy, dry, inflammation of the skin. It is the commonest type of skin disease in children. It is not an infectious disease. The child with atopic dermatitis has sensitive skin which is irritated easily. 2. […]

Eczema and Atopic dermatitis

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland What are eczema and dermatitis? Eczema and dermatitis are now generally used to describe the same skin condition and can be used interchangeably. Eczema is one of the commonest reasons for dry, sensitive skin, taking its name from the Greek word ECZEMA, meaning to boil over. This is […]

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