I have eczema and i was wondering if taking zyrtec (cetirizine) and singular would help with eczema?
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
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Dermatology 25 years experience
Eczema: Because eczema is not a histamine-related disease antihistamines don't really make the disease flare get better. However, some patients do experience symptom improvement. Also the sedating effect of these meds can clearly help patients sleep a bit better during a flare. Appropriate topical steroids are the best primary treatment for a flare-up.
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Help with itching: Antihistamines will help with itching associated with eczema. Singulair (montelukast) is not indicated. For best results make sure you are taking good care of your skin with daily moisturization and avoidance of possible triggers. Apply topical steroid creams twice a day for eczema flares until resolved. Make sure to work closely with Allergist or Dermatologist to make sure you are doing all the right things.
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