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will eczema go away permanently?

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Sometimes or not: Eczema tends to be a chronic skin condition although for some people it does clear over time. Others will continue to have problems.

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How can I treat eczema?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Moisturizers: Moisturizers are the mainstay of ezcema treatment. For stubborn spots doctors often prescribe steroid creams. If eczema is caused or aggravated by allergy, then removal of the offending agent is important too. For more moderate eczema, we recommend soaking in water till the child wrinkles, then pat dry and immediately apply a moisturizer. This can be done several times daily or weekly.
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Why does warm weather aggravate eczema?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Sweat, mostly.: Irritation by sweat is the most likely mechanism. Sensitivity to seasonal fruits or vegetables, or warm-weather topicals (such as sunblocks) may also be responsible.
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Will eczema go away without treatment?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes: The key to treating eczema is moisturizing the skin two to three times a day with a heavy (scooping out of a jar) moisturizer such as eucerin, vaseline or cocoa butter. Only if the skin still develops bumps is a steroid cream usually needed.
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What are the symptoms of eczema?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Itching: Eczema's main symptom is itching. In babies too young to scratch themselves, you might see red/chappy red cheeks from face rubbing, sleeplessness, or irritability.
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Can eczema be treated without medication?

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Dr. Paul Carter
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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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