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a steam sauna for eczema

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Steam sauna or any prolonged exposure to hot water/steam is very bad for the skin and should be avoided. These hot environments strips the skin of muc ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Could make it worse: I would not go in a sauna since all that water could just try out your skin and make the skin much worse.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Won't make it worse: Unless your hand problem is from too much contact with water , it should not hurt and may even help provided you are in a steam sauna and not a dry on ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
Inherited: Eczema is generally inherited. There is usually family history for eczema, asthma or hayfever, together we call atopy. These three conditions are es ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal fun ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Eczema can lead to:: Cellulitis, Hay Fever, Group A strep, Dry scalp, Staph Infection.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Flaxseed oil and zinc will help eczema in many people.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DuRant
11 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturize!: The most important aspect of managing eczema is trapping in moisture to the skin. Immediately after bathing or showering place a moisturizer such as ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
No.: We have lots of ways of controlling it (which vary with the type of eczema), but there is no cure...Yet.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
54 years experience Dermatology
No: Although atopic dermatitis tends to clear in nearly 75% of patients by their 20's there is no cure since this is an inherited condition affecting 15-2 ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
ECZEMA: Eczematoid lesions are itchy skin conditions caused by allergens , irritants. The best way to get rid of them is to moisturize the skin, apply steroid ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid harsh Soaps: A loofah won't improve/worsen eczema but the length/temp of your shower and the type of soaps/shampoos you use can. Avoid long hot showers as this wil ... Read More

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