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Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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What is Asteatotic Eczema?

Rashes caused by extremely dry, unmoisturized skin. This is common in dry weather, like winter, and in older people because the number of oil pores decreases with age.

Typical Symptoms of Asteatotic Eczema

  • Skin over the entire body is red

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Skin Itching

  • Thick, leathery skin

  • Dark spots on skin

  • Using a rough cloth to scrub the body

  • Dry skin

  • Skin is broken from scratching

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Asteatotic Eczema

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your whole body red?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Do you have areas of rough or thick skin?

  • Do you have darkened skin?

Treatmentof Asteatotic Eczema

Treatment aims to keep the skin moist, for example, using regular moisturizers at least three times a day, and best right after bathing. Steroid creams and anti-itch medicines can also help with the rash.

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References

  • Specht S, Persaud Y. Asteatotic Eczema. 2022 May 1. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 31747214.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK549807/

  • Koks N, Assen YJ, Libourel EJ, Eskes SA. Asteatotisch eczeem als paraneoplastisch verschijnsel [Asteatotic eczema as paraneoplastic syndrome]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2016;160:D391. Dutch. PMID: 27531249.

    https://www.ntvg.nl/artikelen/asteatotisch-eczeem-als-paraneoplastisch-verschijnsel

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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