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how is eczema treated?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
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.
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
Dermatology 19 years experience
Eczema: Eczema is term that is broadly applied for many inflammatory skin conditions. More commonly, however, it is used as a synonym for atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis treatment is guided by a dermatologist, and may include a skin barrier protection (moisturizers), topical medications, oral medications, and/or ultraviolet therapy. Proper vitamin d supplementation is also essential.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
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.

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Can eczema be treated without medication?

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Yes. Partially.: Eczema often involves dry skin. Gentle skin care is very important. Use mild skin cleansers, moisturize immediately after bathing using a high quality lotion or cream, and avoid using products with fragrances or dyes.
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Help! i'm having an eczema breakout. How do I get this treated fast?

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See your Derm: You need to see your dermatologist. Sometines we need to use systemic antiinflammatory medication like corticosteroids to calm severe flares.
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See a dermatologist: There are therapies available, most of which require a prescription. You should see a dermatologist for guidance.
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What are the causes of eczema and how can it be treated?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What causes random spots of eczema and how is it treated?

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Dr. Richard Reams
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Myriad of skin sores: It is very common to see multiple areas of skin changes on the body. Most are associated with the underlying skin development and possible irritants. Some are from lack of oil or the ability of the skin to have the correct moisture and get some reactions. Some are related to disease such as Psoriasis or change to skin moisturizers and some low dose steroid for short time. See dermatologist.

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