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how to get rid of eczema?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Michelle Ramirez-joglar
17 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid triggers : First avoid exacerbating factors that disrupt the already abnormal epidermal barrier, these include excessive bathing, low humidity environments, emotional stress, dry skin (so use a good quality moisturizer), avoid excessive heat, avoid harsh detergents and chemicals. Also, avoid anything that induces itch since it will promote flares in the scratch area. For flares, use topical steroids.
Answered on Jun 26, 2017

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