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Contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr
User :   hi my daughter who is 6 years old has a rash of blisters that when they pop they are causeing her skin to peel
User :   i have photos of them if u have an email i can send they to u
Doctor :   Yes, please send them to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   i will have a look on them
Doctor :   Since when is she having these lesions ?
User :   they started on the hands went up the arms to the feet and up the legs and she has been to 8 different dr.s 2 of them dermatologist and no one has a clue what it is and what to do for it
User :   she has been on celphexine batroband and mupiorcin and hydrocurtizon cream and no none of it is helping it just keeps geting worse
Doctor :   May i know since how many days she is getting these lesions?
User :   they stated three weeks ago and
Doctor :   ok, did she started them with fever ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, What type of fluid are the blisters filled with ?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
Doctor :   Have you sent the images to me ?
User :   yes im here just sent them
User :   clear
User :   looks just like she burned her self
Doctor :   i still didnt get them , let me wait for them
Doctor :   Ok , are the lesions painful or itchy ?
User :   they did a skin test on it and it came back inconclusive and they are itchy
Doctor :   ok, have you got a culture sensitivity of the fluid from the lesions ?
User :   yes it was inconclusive
User :   they are running more test on it
Doctor :   I stil didnt get the images please send it to YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok be right back
Doctor :   ok, Have they got the cell typing and cell count of the fluid ?
User :   no
User :   i just sent them again my email is YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Are the lesions closely placed , i mean do they occur in groups ?
User :   check maybe your junk mail it might go
User :   yes
Doctor :   now i am having a look on them please give me few seconds
User :   np
Doctor :   Do your child have any kind of allergies , like asthma , food allergy , recurrent running nose , often sneezing ?
User :   no none of the above
User :   she has no allergies
Doctor :   ok, the pictures give me a idea of atopic dermatitis
User :   ok cause no one in the family history have any skin problems
User :   what can be done for her
Doctor :   its a hypersensitivity disorder
User :   ok what should i do to help her
Doctor :   caused due to faulty immune mechanism acting on own
Doctor :   i would advice you to take her to a immunologist who can confirm the diagnosis
User :   ok
Doctor :   the excoriations are typical
User :   ok
Doctor :   another possibility could be contact dermatitis
User :   thank you for the advice and is this contagist
Doctor :   both are missed out by tests
User :   ok
Doctor :   no , both are not contigious
User :   could this cause here harm
Doctor :   clinical appearance are best diagnostic tools
User :   ok
Doctor :   it could lead to secondary bacterial infections
User :   i will deffinately contact a dr that specializes in this
User :   ok
Doctor :   hence keeping the raw area clean is a must
User :   ok i have been wrapping them to keep them clean
Doctor :   do not use any harsh chemical antiseptics as they can worsen if its contact dermatitis
Doctor :   its IMMUNOLOGIST you have to take her to
User :   ok sure will and thanks so much again
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   is vasoline good to use to keep it moist
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   yes, vasalin will help
Doctor :   and prevents infections too
User :   np thanks for the answers no i can quit stessing out so much
User :   ok
User :   thanks again if i ever need your help again i will deffently contact you thanks again
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   i will send u an email to let u know how everything works out for her u too
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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