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Bag Balm Eczema
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?
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
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
My 6th month old baby has eczema. I noticed bags under her eyes. When I felt the bag, it felt very hard as if it was an eye infection. On other days, ?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers