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eczema - skin disease

Postby fireblaze » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:19 am

There are a growing number of eczema cases. There are different types, one type is atopic eczema. This is due to a larger number of IgE (catalyst) proteins- antibodies. Thus increasing sensitivity of memory t/b cells. Thus producing a response. Common causes of this are asthama and hay fever.

How could asthama cause atopic eczema?

Can some be tested for atopic eczema, by exctracting blood serum and looking for the amount of IgE in blood serum?
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Postby weesper » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:19 am

An atopic constitution is the term given to people who display symptoms of astma, hay fever and eczema; one does not cause the other, they are all part of one syndrome (very common as most people with astma will also have a degree of eczema and vice versa).

Testing for IgE levels can be done but it is very non-specific; confirming astma or eczema is a clinical diagnosis not a laboratory diagnosis.
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Postby fireblaze » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:09 am

what is a lab diagnosis and clinical diagnosis?
look forward to your reply.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:53 pm

a lab diagnosis is given by a biochemist that does an experiment or any lab process.
A clinical diagnosis is given by a doctor(MD) that examines your health condition
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Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:01 am

I have both eczema and asthma, and they keep coming back in some conditions, and I have no idea how to recover from them. Theoretically I understand about them but as a patient who suffers I don't know what I should do, even my doctors give up :roll:
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:25 pm

Heey, welcome back to our forum, Doctor.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:11 am

Thank you, Andrew :D I think you already forgot me ;)
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:13 pm

Never doc. You know me.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:44 am

Aww that's nice ;) I hope you also still remember that you're my sweet boy ;)

Back ontopic,
About my eczema, it's a dry type, a small size just as wide as a coin, locates on my leg. It seems like my skin "keeps molting" when it's coming back. I think now I have no epidermis of the eczema area. To be honest, this makes me less self-esteem thus I never wear short skirt or shorts :cry:
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Postby Linn » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:35 am

My grandaughter has it too. Seems it gets worse in the winter and when she eats certain foods. :?
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:55 am

Exactly! Extreme cold annoys me also some "high protein" food likes peanuts and seafoods :( But I still consume them :roll:
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