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A 35-year-old member asked:

is bag balm good for eczema?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Hand Eczema: This Balm is great for hand dermatits/eczema that is severe (dry, cracked skin). I wouldn't recommend for generalized eczema. Try Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil for daily use to whole body.

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A member asked:

What are the treatments for eczema?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Moisterizers & meds: Good bath and moisturizing routines, topical medications for inflammation, and anti-itching medication.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there chemical causes for eczema?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Some chemicals can cause eczema rashes, including chemicals one is allergic to, chemicals that cause an irritating reaction in the skin, chemicals that are toxic to skin cells, and chemicals that wash off natural skin oils. People with sensitive skin should wear "non-latex" gloves when using chemicals, even household cleaners, bleach, alcohol, paints, etc., to avoid worsening their eczema.
Los Angeles, CA
A 36-year-old female asked:

I read that vinegar or baking soda are both good to put in the bathwater for eczema. How is that possible when one is an acid and the other is a base?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Santoro
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Don't do either: Vinegar is very drying so i would not recommend it. I cannot see what baking soda would do for eczema either.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Which special treatments are there for eczema?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Eczema: 1. Skin hydration is the key. Bath or short shower, immediate towel dry, apply thick cream e.G eucerin/cetaphil/ nutraderm (low water content), or aquaphor/ vaseline (zero water), etc. 2. Itching: benadryl, (diphenhydramine) allegra, Claritin helps. 3. Creams rx by ur doc: different steroid cream/ointment, tacrolimus cream. If severe, oral cyclosporine, uv light. 4. Reduce stress, strong detergent, overheating skin.
CA
A 32-year-old male asked:

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Eczema?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The non drug treatments for Eczema include:: Wet wraps.

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