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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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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic irritative skin condition where the skin becomes ...Read more


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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

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Is there a cure for atopic eczema?

Is there a cure for atopic eczema?

No: Although atopic dermatitis tends to clear in nearly 75% of patients by their 20's there is no cure since this is an inherited condition affecting 15-20% of children. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for atopic eczema?

Can there be any cure for atopic eczema?

No: 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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How should I treat atopic eczema?

How should I treat atopic eczema?

Topical Creams: For limited localized atopic dermatitis, use a topical emmolient moisturizer to repair the epidermal barrier dysfunction. If itching is troublesome, the application of a topical steroid cream will provide relief. If there are signs of infection with fevers and yellow crusting, seek professional help for antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have atopic eczema. How to treat?

Steroids: You need to see doctor to get proper steroids med for your eczema. There are certain potency for certain areas. ...Read more

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Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Uncommon: This is not a typical location for eczema. One might be more concerned about a contact sensitivity to products (shampoos, dyes, etc) in this location. ...Read more

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How can I treat atopic eczema around the lips?

How can I treat atopic eczema around the lips?

Moisturizer: Treatment for atopic dermatitis is typically a moisterizer like cerave of eucerin or aquaphor. Avoid anything irritating - even toothpaste if it gets on the outside of your mouth can be a problem. And don't lick your lips. If these thingdon't bring releif see an allergist or dermatologist. ...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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