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Antibiotic Cream For Eczema
None: Antibiotics should definitely not be used in prevention of eczema. It is only used if the skin is broken with a secondary infection. ...Read more
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
Good day, I am a 27year old female with aqute vaginal itching. I have tried everything under the sun from steroid creams to antibiotics, deuch cleaners I itch non stop for 2years plus. I have been treated for herpes, eczema, yeast infection?
See allergist?: I presume that you have already been treated by your GYN but still have not had a satisfactory response. I also assume that you had no response to antifungal treatment either. One possibility may be semen allergy or latex allergy. Has anyone considered that? If not applicable to you, perhaps an allergist can assist you in finding the cause. ...Read more
Eczema treatment: Eczema is a skin inflammatory condition that varies in severity. For mild disease, you can use the cream that you mention above. Make sure to use plenty of skin moisturizer. See a local allergist or dermatologist if it is not controlled. ...Read more
Many: Every patient responds differently... Aquaphor, jojoba oil, calendula are a few. I found one called "good on ya"... You can google it... May work. Arbonne makes some great creams. A company called si jin bao has one called schmoove that is amazing as well. Diet changes, cod liver oil, probiotics may help. Seeing a homeopath or chinese medicine practitioner can help it heal from the inside out as well. ...Read more
It may help.: 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
Yes: It is a group iii corticosteroid which means it is potent (strong). Do not use in excess. Probably not for use on the face. To be used under doctor supervision. Used in combination with other eczema treatments such as moisturizing creams and anti itch medicine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more
Cetaphil: Cetaphil moisturizing cream or lotion is excellent and unlikely to cause allergies. ...Read more
Yes, but Expensive: Unlike most conventional moisturisers, physiogel contains ceramide and other physiological lipids that help replace moisture and repair the skins damaged lipid barriers. These ceramide moisturisers can be fairly expensive, but some patients get very good results. Make sure you are practicing good skin hygiene measures in addition to daily moisturization. ...Read more
Eczema management: Eczema is known to recur despite adequate treament. You are lucky to know that yours responds well to cream moisturizers. Use them as often as necessary stopping the application when your skin gets better. If you need to use steroid creams in severe cases, stop its use on the first sign of improvement and continue with a moisturizer. Reduce frequency of soap and water showers and handwashings. ...Read more
Dermatology: There are a variety of approaches. It may be wise for you to see a dermatologist and get specific evaluation to be certain about the diagnosis as well as the therapy that's best for you. ...Read more
Best one: I am not sure that there is a "best one", your need to try serveral ones and see which you like best. Examples are cetaphil, aveeno (oatmeal). Vanicream, cerave. There are even prescription creams such as epicerum. Speak to your dermatalogist who may have samples so you can try several. ...Read more
There is not one but:
Eczema is not treated with only one cream, we use different potency of steroid creams for different parts of body and duration of treatment. All strength creams are available in india
there are also Elidel (pimecrolimus) and [protopic creams, which are not steroids and are available in india may be under different brand name. ...Read more
I have periodic eczema conditon and have been using elocon cream for the last 10 yrs. Is that ok?
Should be ok: It should be ok, if you used it periodically. However, have a dermatologist check out your skin as one of the side effects of prolonged topical use is thinning of the skin. ...Read more
Is there anything for eczema if the steroid creams don't work all the way, and it comes back right away?
Maybe not eczema: If the rash comes right back, it may not be eczema, but an allergy to something touching the skin. Until the offending chemical is identified, and exposure avoided, the rash will continue to recur. Patch testing can identify the allergen chemical causing the rash. These tests are usually done by a dermatologist, not an allergist. ...Read more
Can you use any cream for eczema to moisture the skin and how many times? Is nievia a good cream for eczema
Yes: People with eczema need plenty of cream, several times a day, to keep their dry skin moisturized. Commonly used creams in the U.S. include CeraVe, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Cetaphil, Eucerin, etc... Such creams are "plain creams", "non-medicated", which means they do not contain hydrocortisone, skin antihistamines, nor skin anesthetics, etc... Nivea sounds fine to use. Some medicated creams may also be needed. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! My eczema is really bad and every cream I try burns or doesn't work, what will work?
Eczema: If you haven't already, you should see a Dermatologist — specialist in skin disorders. THere are a variety of treatment options for severe eczema, including phototherapy, immune suppressants, biologics and others, but these should all be discussed and administered by a Dermatologist. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my eczema is really bad and every cream I try burns or doesn't work, what cani try that will work?
See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more
If you don't wear cream and have eczema can you get marks on your skin if you itch repeatively. I've been itching and my mark got big?
Dermatologist advice which OTC cream is best for mild eczema? There are many creams OTC which is best that has good reviews from consumers?
Moisturisers available over the counter like eucerine, moisturel, exzaderm, oxyvectin, and many more.
For flare-ups you can use 1%hydrocotisone cream or oinyment for mild eczema
if you need fancy moisturisers recommended by some are
1clinique super defence
3neutrogena healthy defence
but expensive ones do not mean they are better. The chepest is crisco shortening. ...Read more
My Eczema seems to be getting worse with age. Well, more depend on creams. Two days without them and I feel my lips get bad. I'm 19. Any tips?!
See a dermatologist: Begin with precise diagnosis. Then learn how to control it. You probably need prescriptions. Meanwhile, use something for dry skin. I prefer creams containing ceramides. Avoid caustic soaps. Dove, Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Neutrogena all make nice skin cleansers and ceramide creams. ...Read more
Hello my son has bad eczema I've being using skineal on his skin he is 1 years old is this cream harmful to him as I was told not yo use it on him?
Skineal: Skineal is used for fungl rahes as is of no vlue in eczema which many people believe is caused by allergies. ...Read more
Concerning atopic eczema why do ALL pharma paraffin and chemical based creams and ointments just sit on the surface of skin doing nothing beneficial?
Sealer: When you have atopic eczema, your skin cannot keep the moisture and thus you need to bathe regularly and then apply the moisturizer on the skin within 3 mins to try to seal some water in. The oil acts mainly as a sealer which is essential in controlling AE (AD). Most people need 2 applications daily if not often. There are other anti-inflammatory topical products — see your doctor. ...Read more
My daughter has what I think is eczema. She's picking at it and it's bleeding now. We tried many creams. Nothing is helping. Rx cream also not helping?
Triggers: First, it is important to determine what the trigger for her eczema is. If it is a food sensitivity, you may need to cut down the consumption of that trigger. If it is environmental, you would do the same. Giving her a really good multivitamin is also important to maintain her nutritional status optimally. Singulair (montelukast) is a good medicine for eczema and does even better with an antihistamine. ...Read more