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I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

Depends on severity: Eczema is the result of dry skin. Dry skin itches leading to scratching & an endless cycle of itching & scratching resulting in skin damage. Because the skin barrier is compromised you can rehydrate the skin by soaking in a warm tub. Soap not needed. Immediately after bathing trap the moisture in the skin with vaseline, ointments or creams. Avoid lotions. Tougher cases need steroids & antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that 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


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Should I be concerned if my 8yr old daughter has just been diagnosed with (atopic) eczema, any advice on treatment and care please.?

Should I be concerned if my 8yr old daughter has just been diagnosed with (atopic) eczema, any advice on treatment and care please.?

Eczema in children: Eczema is a common skin problem in children. Many factors can contribute to its pathologies such as skin barrier, allergic diseases, infections... Depending on the severity of eczema, you might or might not need to bring your child to see experts in the field. For mild symptoms, keep her skin moist by using skin lotion many times a day and avoiding irritant like strong soap would help. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for atopic dermatitis?

What are the best treatments for atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis: Many factors contribute to this problem like skin barrier, allergies, infection... Keeping your skin moist by applying skin lotion many times a day, avoiding strong soap would help significantly. In mild cases, otc topical Hydrocortisone is also helpful. If symptoms are not controlled, you should see either an allergist or dermatologist since they are specialized in treating eczema. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for atopic dermatitis?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for atopic dermatitis?

Advantages: Sorry, there are no disadvantages for treating eczema. See your doctor for appropriate topical and oral therapy. Also, allergy testing can help because food and pollens (indoor and outdoor) can cause or flare eczema. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for atopic dermatitis?

What is the treatment for atopic dermatitis?

Many options: Several options include dilute bleach baths, cortisone creams or ointment, antihistamines to relieve the itch and if it is severe enough oral medications. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for atopic dermatitis?

What treatments are there for atopic dermatitis?

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 more

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Can you suggest any remedies or treatment for atopic dermatitis that you know to be effective?

Can you suggest any remedies or treatment for atopic dermatitis that you know to be effective?

Moisturizer/steroid: If you look at eczema as a problem with inflammation and dryness, you define what you are treating more easily. Whether it's mild or severe, you should always use topical moisturizers (eucerin, aveeno, (oatmeal) even vaseline). Topical steroids will take care of the inflammation. The severity of the rash generally determines how strong it needs to be. ...Read more

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I am suffering from atopic dermatitis since last 2 years, affecting face and hantried local and systemic steroids, moiturisers. Suggest me treatment?

I am suffering from atopic dermatitis since last 2 years, affecting face and hantried local and systemic steroids, moiturisers. Suggest me treatment?

Other diagnosis: Atopic dermatitis typically begins in childhood. A new diagnosis of atopic dermatitis at age 50 is possible, but a dermatologist would be helpful in ruling other causes of rash at this age especially if systemic steroids were tried and less than helpful. ...Read more

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Took cetrizine for month, my eyes are still itchy, I have atopic dermatitis, vision is important to me, what treatment is best for me?

Took cetrizine for month, my eyes are still itchy, I have atopic dermatitis, vision is important to me, what treatment is best for me?

Eye drips: Ocular allergies can be very uncomfortable. Recommended meds include topical anti -allergies such as Patanol or Bepreve (bepotastine besilate) (prescribed allergy drops). Only by getting a combination of systemic and ocular drops can you get your symptoms in control. As always a complete eye exam is highly recommended. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternative/holistic treatments for eczema?

Could you tell me what are some alternative/holistic treatments for eczema?

Diet and stress: What you eat is very important. Make sure you have high quality essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3s and a supplement may be necessary. You may have food sensitivities and can try an elimination diet. Probiotics also are good. Many find a correlation to stress so techniques such as meditation, self-hypnosis and guided imagery may be useful. Moisturize with a non-alcohol based product. ...Read more

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I suffer seborrheic eczema especially in the face. Ketoisdin cream I was prescribed. I wonder if there is any other alternative treatment.

I suffer seborrheic eczema especially in the face. Ketoisdin cream I was prescribed. I wonder if there is any other alternative treatment.

Seb derm: There are many treatments for seborrheic dermatitis. Talk with your dermatologist if your current regimen is not controlling your condition. ...Read more

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Wat''s difference between eczema & atopic dermatitis? Which one is harder to treat and difficult to deal with? Can the words be used interchangeably?

Wat''s difference between eczema & atopic dermatitis? Which one is harder to treat and difficult to deal with? Can the words be used interchangeably?

Yes, Interchangeable: Atopic dermatitis and eczema are usually interchangeable because they mean the same condition. However, you could have eczema which could be localized such as nummular eczema which is not atopic dermatitis. The term atopic is associated with allergy. Patients with atopic dermatitis do suffer from other conditions such as asthma also. ...Read more

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For atopic eczema doc has given me clobevate oint. 40gm + w.S.P 60gm. ... What is w.S.P?

For atopic eczema doc has given me clobevate oint. 40gm + w.S.P 60gm. ... What is w.S.P?

Wax: Wsp stands for white soft paraffin. The steroid is dissolved in the paraffin and that allows it to be diluted and delivered in a form where you can easily apply it to your skin. ...Read more

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What can I do about atopic eczema?

What can I do about atopic eczema?

....more: Topical meds like steroids offer relief when itching is horrendous. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hyrdoxyzine can also help. I prefer to approach it with the methods mentioned above to stimulate healing from the inside out. Allergy testing and food allergy testing with companies like alcat can also offer beneficial information. There is much that can be done to help. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for atopic eczema?

What is a good medicine for atopic eczema?

Eczema: Is usually treated with good skin hygiene with hypoallergenic fragrance free soaps and moisturizers with occasional topical steroids. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for atopic eczema?

What is a good medicine for atopic eczema?

Rash: cortizone (hydrocortisone) is effective however I have had success in using skin moisturizer with Shea butter give it a try may work for you to. Do not use any scented soaps ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best medicine for "atopic eczema"?

Atopic eczema: It is associated with allergies, know what you are allergic to and avoid it, get tested, see an allergist. The best medicine remains frequent moisturizers, daily, 2 to 3 times a day. Adequate skin care is the number one medicine for all eczema. ...Read more

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I have atopic eczema and it is very itchy. Is that normal?

I have atopic eczema and it is very itchy. Is that normal?

Yes: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to be due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe and is associated with itching. See an allergist or dermatologist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Often but not always: 70% of the children lose their ad by age 7, but the other 30% don't. Ad may also develop in adulthood but this is much less frequent and may be a totally different disease. One thing seems clear-nearly all ad patients have dry skin, the result of a defective skin layer causing water loss. Moisturizer immediately after bathing is a must. ...Read more

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How quickly can oral corticosteroids act on atopic eczema?

Within Days: For severe eczema and/or exacerbation of eczema you should start seeing improvement in skin within a few days. If you have a severe flare make sure you are given a burst with a prolonged taper as eczema tends to flare right back up if oral steroids are abruptly discontinued. Make sure you are following eczema treatment plan with daily moisturization, bleach baths, avoidance of triggers, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more