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How long does it take for eczema to go away

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
Hydrocortisone 1%: Although most versions of hydrocortisone 1% cream or ointment are labeled as maximum strength, this only means maximum strength to be sold without a p... Read More
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Pulmonary Critical Care 41 years experience
Be sure eczema: If what you have is eczema and it is the extent you say it is, you will need a prescription strength medication to deal with it. The distribution of t... Read More
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
ECZEMA: THERE ARE DOZENS OF DIFFERENT ECZEMAS. IF YOU HAD IT AS A CHILD, IT IS CALLED ATOPIC DERMATITIS. OR ATOPIC ECZEMA. IF YOU DIDNT HAVE IT AS A CHILD, IT... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: Eczema is a disease with varying intensity. The amount of time required depends upon the disease, how potent the steroid is and how religiously you a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 25 years experience
Treats symptom: Aristocort (triamcinolone) is a corticosteroid that decrease the inflammation due to the eczematous process. In essence it relieves the symptoms, but... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Could take a while.: Give it some time. Eczema isn't dangerous, but it can be rather stubborn. If Aquaphor doesn't help within two weeks, you might want to consult your ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Avoid cause: Avoid any skin irritants ie harsh detergents, soaps, cleansers. Protect the skin with good moisturizing. You may need steroid ointments to clear act... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends.: It depends on the strength of the steroid. Usually you may start showing some improvement in 24-36 hours. Avoid fragrances in lotions, soaps, deterge... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
This is not one of the drug types that are rendered less effective with use. Eczema has a common pattern of mixed flare ups & improvements over ti... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reinharth
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Sometimes: Eczema is a genetically-based skin condition, which has no known cure. There are treatments, however, including prescription and over-the-counter cre... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Maybe : About a third of eczema is caused by allergy. If you knew what you avoid it and the eczema resolves. The other 2/3 are unclear. It could be washing yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Sometimes or not: Eczema tends to be a chronic skin condition although for some people it does clear over time. Others will continue to have problems.

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