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What can be used for eczema

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Eczema is not a bacterial infection.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infected Eczema Only: Mupirocin ointment is a antibacterial preparation that can be helpful for eczema that has become infected but is not the proper treatment for maintena ... 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: It depends on the severity of the eczema -- generally you want to use the weakest medicine that will fix the problem. If you have fissures (cracks) i ... Read More
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
can treat but not : Eczema can be treated by using moiturusers, steroid creams, or macrolide immune suppressants like Protopic some times combined with anti itch meds, an ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream, Cetaphil or Eucerin. Use at least twice a day. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh/drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Skin care: Skin care is key for treatment of eczema in children. Since the skin is extremely dry, frequent use of moisturizing cream is needed along with mild no ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No cure: There are no cures but there are effective control. See a dermatologist.

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