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Doctor insights on: Best Eczema Program

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How can I best treat eczema ?

How can I best treat eczema ?

Depends on the : Severity of eczema.All of them need to be treated with prescription topical steroids.Some may need antibiotics as the skin become infected from scratching so much .Some do need combination of two strong topical steroids to control it.Use moisturising creams , skin cleansers instead of soap, avoid using warm water , take some antihistamine for itching, see md or dermatologist if severe. ...Read more

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What is best to use for eczema?

What is best to use for eczema?

Please see below.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. 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. If doing this plus Hydrocortisone 1% ointment twice daily isn't enough, please see the doctor. ...Read more

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Eczema is best treated with what?

Eczema is best treated with what?

Yes: Your primary problem is likely a very porous skin allowing you to become allergic to allergens through skin contact. Applying a good moisturizer (ulactin, cerave) immediately after bathing would be the first step. You should consult your allergist if the problem is a very bothersome one. ...Read more

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Which ointment is best for eczema?

Which ointment is best for eczema?

Vanicream: I really like Vanicream but Cetaphil and Eucerin are all good options. In addition avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. For break-through itch Sarna lotion can be added. Topical steroid ointments are prescribed depending on severity of eczema flare. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat eczema?

What is the best way to treat eczema?

Topical steroids. : Depends on the type of eczema. Moisturizers and topical steroids are most commonly used. Antibiotics may be needed periodically. Immunosuppressives for severe refractory cases. ...Read more

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Eczema in children - what is the best cure?

Eczema in children - what is the best cure?

No cure.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a complex condition mainly due to an inborn defect in the skin's ability to retain water. It requires daily attention for successful control. Good resources for care are : http://nationaleczema.Org and http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/eczema.Html. The first even has brand name recommendations for skin care products and both have links to other useful sites. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat my baby's eczema?

What is the best way to treat my baby's eczema?

Cortisone cream: Eczema is a dry skin condition so moisturizers can help. Use brands made for sensitive skin without fragrance (ie: cetaphil, cerave, aveeno, aquanil). Try topical otc cortisone cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) syrup for the itching and inflammation. If not enough then you'll need to see a dermatologist for prescription strength topical steroid and Atarax (hydroxyzine), an antihistamine. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat or manage eczema?

What is the best way to treat or manage eczema?

See below: Moisturizer use is key. In eczema the skins ability to hold onto moisture is impaired. You should bathe or shower daily and immediately apply a moisturizer after your shower or bath. A good moisturizer is cerave. Flare ups are normally treated with topical steroids. ...Read more

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What works best to relieve the symptoms of eczema?

Treat & Prevent: With all respect to the first responder, ultra-potent topical steroids are unnecessary in all but the most recalcitrant cases, in my experience. My basic approach to eczema treatment is to find the cause, which is usually there if you look for it. If eliminating the cause is impossible, medium-strength topical steroids and other treatments achieve control in most cases. ...Read more

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