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If I am on a high dose of Accutane and had eczema prior starting the course, and now eczema is way worse and in new places, will this be permanent?
Moisture in: With eczema you really have to moisturize as much as possible. If you are on Accutane it does dry out the skin and you have to moisturize often, thus it is not surprising that your eczema got worse. It is not certain whether it will be permanent or not until you stop it and see what happens. Keep moisturized. ...Read more
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more
Do many people experience dry ears (crusty outer infection) and eczema like lesions on arms and legs from accutane?
Yes: Skin changes, specifically dryness and cracking can be side effects of accutane. Talk to your prescribing dermatologist about these complaints to determine a treatment plan. If the skin changes are painful, oozing or red, or you are suspicious there is an infection, seek the advice of your doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores (all drying): tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
I have acne and topical creams don't work. I also have a history of eczema and allergies. How do I get rid of my acne?
Other options: Have you tried all the prescription topicals? Or the combination of benzoyl peroxide and a prescription topical cream or gel? There are also oral and topical antibiotics and Accutane as a last resort. You may also consider laser therapy and/or chemical facial treatments if none of the other medications work. For your eczema you should try a noncomedogenic moisturizer 1-2 times a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's genetic: Most eczema is due to genetically inherited skin defects. This results in chronic dry skin often with rash and itching. Flare ups can be reduced by gentle skin care, using fragrance and dye free skin care products, and applying a high quality moisturizer after bathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moisturize: Part of the defect in eczema skin is the absence of a lipid called ceramides. This causes dry peeling skin and subsequent inflammation. The inflammatory process is further driven by histamine release. The "natural" way to treat eczema is to replenish the oils in the skin. Moisturizing is the most important component of eczema treatment, ie with cerave and cetaphil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily.See your doc if you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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