Addison and Ty

Addison and Ty

Friday, January 25, 2013

Addison skin issue

Addison has been having some serious skin issues on her inner thigh and the back of her knees. We knew she has Moluscom and it will only last for about 18mths but now we have Atopic Dermatitis aka Ezcema. Night times are the worst-so we are on (non-smelly, non-princess lotions and bodywash until further notice). But she is going to ROCK the non-smelly Cetaphil!


The small bumps that take on the color of your flesh, pink or even white, firm to touch and have even edges are called moluscum. Moluscum or moluscum contagiosum is a viral skin disease that was first known in 1817 and the skin condition are mostly found in places with humid and warm climates. Moluscum also mostly occur in places with crowded population thus there is the possibility of a rapid transmission of the viral infection. With this, many people would want to have moluscum remove than taking the chances of having the small bumps spread in the other parts of their body or transfer it to another person.

Atopic dermatitis is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term swelling and redness (inflammation) of the skin. People with atopic dermititis may lack certain proteins in the skin, which leads to greater sensitivity.

Atopic dermatitis is most common in infants. It may start as early as age 2 to 6 months. Many people outgrow it by early adulthood.

People with atopic dermatitis often have asthma or seasonal allergies. There is often a family history of allergic conditions such as asthma, hay fever, or eczema. People with atopic dermatitis often test positive to allergy skin tests.

However, atopic dermatitis is not caused by allergies. The condition tends to get worse when the person is exposed to certain triggers.

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