A 10-year-old male asked:
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hi, my 4 yrs old son, he got itchy n red skin arround the neck.. is this eczema n what is the difference bitween eczema ointment, cream n lotion ? thx

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
M.D. visit: Eczema may be associated with allergies. It can involve various areas, including the elbows and knees. Eczema is treated with moisturizers and topical steroids. Lotion is easier to apply to a larger affected area and is less dense than ointment or cream. Limiting bath time to 15 minutes with luke warm water/apply moisturizer afterwards. Other causes incl insect bite or contact dermatitis.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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