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Laura Marie Myers, MD
(515) 239-4492
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1999

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Anne Alison Snider
(515) 239-4492
3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Specialty
Dermatology

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Benna, Mary - Skin Solutions
(515) 232-3006
500 Main St, #113
Ames, IA
 
Radiant Complexions Dermatology Clinics
(515) 232-8844
2010 Philadelphia St, Ste 1
Ames, IA
 
Kolner, Stuart
(515) 239-4400
3600 LINCOLN WAY
Ames, IA
 
Cook Kathy MD
(515) 232-3006
500 Main St, #113
Ames, IA
 
Bernard, Renald MD - McFarland Clinic PC
(866) 537-1552
3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Anne Alison Snider, MD
(515) 239-4492
PO Box 3014
Ames, IA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 2001

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Stuart James Kolner, MD
(515) 239-4492
3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Greeley Med Ctr, Ames, Ia
Group Practice: Mc Farland Clinic

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Stuart Kolner, MD
(515) 239-4492
3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
Education
Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680Univ Iowa Hosps & Clinics, Dermatology; Med Coll Wi Affil Hosps, Internal Medicine

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What is eczema?

Answer:
Eczema is an itchy rash on the ski n

(technically called atopic dermatitis) which is usually accompanied by hay fever or asthma and typically strikes children.  However, it can continue into adulthood, and some cases are first seen as adults.

Eczema is usually found behind the knees or on the arms (though it can be in other places), and it’s extremely itchy.  It tends to flare up and then disappear for long periods of time, even up to years.  Although it usually is first seen between the ages of 5 and 7, it can appear at any age .  Stress, long showers or baths, low humidity, cigarette smoke, and dry skin are among the triggers.

Eczema appears as reddish or brownish-gray patches on the skin; scratching makes the itching worse, and it will break the skin and cause it to scale over.  If you are so uncomfortable you can’t sleep or if you think your skin might be infected from the scratching, see your doctor.  Over the counter creams can relieve the itching for milder cases.  Doctors will prescribe corticosteroid creams for serious itching problems – though you can also get corticosteroid creams over the counter.  Oral antihistamines can also help with the itching, especially those which make you drowsy (which can cause better sleep at night).

Some doctors will also suggest phototherapy , which seems to help in some cases.  There are a variety of prescription oral cortisone drug...

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