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Could you explain what is a good treatment for excema?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night and chlorine baths if more severe.
Answered on Mar 20, 2015

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