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Can bag balm cure eczema?

Can bag balm cure eczema?

Hand Eczema: This Balm is great for hand dermatits/eczema that is severe (dry, cracked skin). I wouldn't recommend for generalized eczema. Try Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil for daily use to whole body. ...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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Is bag balm good for eczema?

Is bag balm good for eczema?

Hand Eczema: This Balm is great for hand dermatits/eczema that is severe (dry, cracked skin). I wouldn't recommend for generalized eczema. Try Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil for daily use to whole body. ...Read more

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I have moderate eczema on my legs and hands. I have a steroid cream for the worst spots but is bag balm good extra care?

I have moderate eczema on my legs and hands.  I have a steroid cream for the worst spots but is bag balm good extra care?

Maybe.: Bag balm was developed for rashes on cow udders. (really; that's the "bag" part.) it is essentially lanolin, and a few inactive ingredients. It isn't a bad supplementary treatment for eczema, but you need to use the prescribed cream too. ...Read more

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Which lip balms are good for people with sensitive skin / eczema?

Which lip balms are good for people with sensitive skin / eczema?

Vaseline: Vaseline is excellent for use on the lips, and the surrounding skin, especially in patients with eczema. Vaseline does make a small tube called lip therapy. I dislike blistex and chap stick as they do not work great for eczema, and they have the potential to cause stinging/ burning. ...Read more

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Eczema/dry spot below lower lip with tiny red dots in it and slight dry feeling on lips despite putting lip balm and bepanthen cream on it, what to do?

Hard to way: Without a photo, I cannot be sure what the problem is. You could be allergic to one of the products you are using. Are you licking the area a lot? This would make it worse. Your best bet is to see a dermatologist who does patch testing, to see if you are allergic to something you are using. ...Read more

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What's eczema?

What's eczema?

Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to 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. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Good article about: Atopic dermatitis http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/eczema/ds00986 associated with asthma and allergies also. ...Read more

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What is eczema ?

What is eczema 
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Eczema: a detailed answer would take more than the allotted 400 characters via healthtap. Here is some detailed information from the National Eczema Association https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/ ...Read more

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What causes eczema?

Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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