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Staphylococcus bacteria and atopic dermatitis
Article 1 ImageResearch has shown that atopic dermatitis (eczema) lowers the numbers of Staphylococcus hominis and Staphylococcus epidermis on the skin. At first you might think that means eczema actually has a benefit. After all, we associate Staphylococcus with Staph infection. However, there are many types of Staphylococcus. The two specific strains affected by eczema do not cause infection. Instead, they fight it.

These beneficial bacteria strains create an antimicrobial peptide. It inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus. As you may have guessed, Staphylococcus aureus is among the harmful strains of this bacteria. It is a common cause of Staph infection, including the potentially deadly MRSA. Therefore, uncontrolled atopic dermatitis may lower your body’s natural resistance to Staph infection, making you more susceptible.

If you or your child has eczema, be especially diligent in the case of any infection. Talk to your dermatologist about available treatments.
Six skin-healthy habits for preventing wrinkles
Article 2 ImageSome of the simple things you do every day can enhance, or slow, the aging of your skin. If you aren’t in a hurry for wrinkles, consider adding these simple steps to your routine:
  1. Hydrate (from the inside too) – Use moisturizer and drink plentiful amount of water
  2. Eat your veggies - Incorporate fruits, vegetables, and other antioxidant-rich foods in your diet
  3. Fight wrinkles in your sleep - Avoid positions that cause creases; instead, lay on your back
  4. No smoking - If you are a smoker, commit to quitting. If you don't smoke, don't start.
  5. Stay sun savvy - Avoid excess sun exposure, wear protective clothing, and use sunscreen
  6. Get expert advice - In addition to therapeutic treatments, your dermatologist can provide guidance about skincare products, sun protection, healthy habits, and more
Featured Service - Eczema
Eczema is one of the most frequently seen types of skin inflammation, or dermatitis. Although the condition is not contagious, it tends to cause chronic inflammation on the surface of the skin, characterized by intense itching, crusting or scaling, swelling, redness, and even oozing. The development of eczema on common areas such as the scalp, face, or neck can lead not only to discomfort, but also to embarrassment.

We understand the toll eczema, which is often an inherited condition, can take on your well-being, and offer various treatments to bring you relief from atopic dermatitis and other forms of this condition. Treatment is determined based on the severity of symptoms, and carefully chosen after the evaluation of your skin so that optimal results can be achieved.

Plano Dermatologists Offer Relief, Treatment For Baby Eczema And Related Conditions
Article 3 ImageEczema is a general term for inflamed, itchy skin. Eczema and atopic dermatitis are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are different conditions. Most cases of pediatric eczema are caused by atopic dermatitis, an inflammatory, allergic, non-contagious skin disorder.

Atopic dermatitis is the most chronic skin disorder in kids, affecting 10 to 20 percent of children. It often starts in babies aged 2 to 6 months. In those affected, ninety-percent of kids will develop atopic dermatitis before their 5th birthday.

Your child is not condemned to a life of uncomfortable and disruptive itching, scaling, and redness. Seventy-five percent of pediatric patients’ symptoms will dramatically improve by the time they turn 14. While the balance of patients will continue to experience significant relapses, the itching and inflammation may only arise when they are exposed to irritants.

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