A 39-year-old member asked:
quickest way to get over eczema?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mandakini Patel answered
41 years experience Pediatrics
Eczema blues!: Eczema can be trying for both patient & treating doctor. Eczema can occur from extrinsic as well as intrinsic factors. To find the cause of eczema is the tricky part. Key thing is to keep the skin nice&soft & infection free¬ to itch. I have found that applying cold paks on the eczema when it itches, helps calm the itch and prevents infection from scratching. Use lots of moisturiser.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Maritza Baez answered
17 years experience Family Medicine
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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