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Best Lotion For Eczema
Lotion in pregnancy: There are many options to choose from including: baby oil, olive oil, crisco oil, eucerin, cetaphil, etc. ...Read more
Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?
What's the best treatment for a two and a half year old with eczema. Is calamine lotion safe. It is on his arms and legs?
See a dermatologist: Calamine lotion will aggravate eczema. It drys the skin. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile have the child soak for a long time in a warm bath. Then smear with something for dry skin. Ceramide creams from Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, others are all nice. Also rub in OTC hydrocortisone cream on arms and legs. When you go to the skin specialist bring everything you have used, including cleansers. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for weeping eczema? I've tried putting hydrocortisone lotion on it, but it doesn't work well because of the liquid on it
Wet wrap: You need to use a thick ointment such as vaseline and wrap it with wet gauze then dry gauze and leave it overnight and repeat nightly until skin starts healing. ...Read more
Why are my toddlers cheeks rosy all the time? It doesn't appear to be eczema. I lotion them frequently. They don't appear to bother him.
Find triggers: With eczema, try to find the things that make your symptoms worse. Also keep well hydrated, keep the skin hydrated from within. Avoid lotions and soaps that are scented and extreme temperatures? As far as lotions try a variety, see what your skin likes. Start with things like aqua phor, eucerin, vane cream, nivea. Don't forget a light soap, dove un scented, glycerin or castile soap. ...Read more
Ok I am forced to go into the pool at my school and the pool seems to make my eczema worse does applying lotion help?
Yes: Chlorine is an skin irritant, and doesn't bother most people unless the concentration is too strong. People with eczema (dry, sensitive skin) can get very irritated by chlorine. Seeing a doctor to help clear up the eczema, will help. Coating the skin with a thin layer of something like Aquaphor before swimming, and then something like CeraVe after showering, can help. If not, recheck with doctor. ...Read more