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what do you suggest if my little brother has eczema, what to do?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
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) with Aquaphor at night and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist or Dermatologist if fails to respond.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

My little brother has eczema. How can we treat this?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. Treat eczema flares with prescription strength corticosteroid ointments. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if eczema is severe. See Allergist or Dermatologist.

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