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What Can I Do To Relieve The Itching From My Eczema
Oral antihistamines: Eczema is an inflammatory disorder driven by excessive histamine release, much like asthma and hay fever. Taking oral antihistamines, such as Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec, will blunt the inflammatory response as a result of histamine release, thereby reducing the itching sensation. This is, of course, in addition to proper dry skin care with routine use of moisturizers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Antihistaminic meds: Any antihistaminic medication can help with symptoms of itching, for example over the counter Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but it can make you drowsy. You may also get OTC Claritin or the generic form loratadine. For the eczema itself lots of moisturizing cream, good hydration and oatmeal based soap can help. ...Read more
Apply lotion: In general, a mild, unscented lotion to add moisture to your baby's skin is a good way of easing an itchy rash. Some lotions such as cetaphil, eucerin, and aveeno baby are good options. Vasoline is also a reasonable option. Some pediatricians will recommend a topical steroid cream such as hydrocortizone, especially if your baby may have eczema. Depending on the age, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Keep it covered: Itchy rashes are difficult to leave alone, especially for kids. Covering the rash, so the child cannot scratch it, and keeping the hands covered are techniques one can try. Identifying the cause of the rash to prevent it from worsening may also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturing Cream!: I would recommend using mild soaps for bathing, dove is the best. Generous application of a moisturizing cream is extremely important. I like cetaphil cream the best. Not lotion, the cream! this should be applied after showering when skin is still moist, and then twice daily as well. Otc antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) can help with the itching. For flares, you may need a prescription cream also. ...Read more
Laser: Vbeam laser can help with the redness. An anti itch cream such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a steroid cream can help with the itch. Make sure your being treated appropriately with a good cleansing regiment and antibiotics as prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more
Skin irritation: Probably what is call contact dermatitis. This means skin irritation form contact. The wax could have caused this. Swelling is due to the the pulling. You should use a Shea butter based skin lotion and see if that works. If not try a 1% hydrocortisone cream, like Aveno for itch. If the swelling worsens, please see a doctor ...Read more
Itchy ears: Common itchy rashes that involve ears are eczema, which tends to be on the outside of the ear, and seborrheic dermatitis, which tends to be more in the bowl. Allergic contact dermatitis from hair dye often involves the ears. Usually cortisone creams are used to treat these. Wax buildup can also make ears itchy. If the itch is inside the ear, please see an ent. If on the outside, a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturize; HC cream: For mild to moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, available at most stores, and works well. A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. Examples: cetaphil, cerave, eucerin. Some people avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances due to sensitivity to the ingredients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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