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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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What moisturer and body wash do you recommend for eczema?

What moisturer and body wash do you recommend for eczema?

Eczema: My personal favorite body wash is made my olay and is very moisturizing. You should follow that with cetaphil or cerave cream as your daily moisturizer. This combination works very well to keep the skin moisturized but may not be enough to clear up an eczema flare. For that, you may need some steroid cream, either otc or prescription. ...Read more

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What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

Various Options...: Shower daily with lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Use a gentle cleansing bar or wash in the sensitive skin formulation as needed such as Vanicream, Dove white bar, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer like Vanicream. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo for eczema? I currently use Dove Unscented Body Wash. I have Dermarest Psoriasis shampoo.

What's the best shampoo for eczema? I currently use Dove Unscented Body Wash. I have Dermarest Psoriasis shampoo.

Vanicream: Gentle cleansing washes/shampoos in the sensitive skin formulation include: Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Make sure to take short, lukewarm showers, pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer/sealer. ...Read more

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My 4 months old baby has eczema. Doctor advice me to use Cetaphil lotion and body wash. I noticed that my baby's face is getting whiter.

My 4 months old baby has eczema. Doctor advice me to use Cetaphil lotion and body wash. I noticed that my baby's face is getting whiter.

Need more info: I don't see any relationship to the topical products you are using. I would bring the findings of the skin on the baby's face to the attention of the pediatrician. Having one skin problem may lead to another kind of skin problem. ...Read more

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My 22 month old daughter has eczema, and we use cetaphil lotion and body wash, but she scratches the back of her head. What shampoo should I use?

My 22 month old daughter has eczema, and we use cetaphil lotion and body wash, but she scratches the back of her head. What shampoo should I use?

Itchy scalp: I've found that aveeno (oatmeal) makes great products for eczema. The key is to use hypoallergenic products with minimal alcohol. Try to find products which are colorless and without perfume. ...Read more

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Can cold showers reduce or cure eczema?

Can cold showers reduce or cure eczema?

Eczema treatment: Eczema is a skin sensitivity which is controllable with skin care measures, but should be expected to flare up from time to time. Washing with hypoallergenic soaps, hydrating with hypoallergenic lotions, avoiding perfumed products, wearing loose natural fiber clothing, applying topical steroids with flaring, warm showers every other day and controlling itch will all help keep eczema at bay. ...Read more

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On which parts of my body can I get eczema?

On which parts of my body can I get eczema?

Any area with skin: Eczema is a chronic inflammation of the skin. It tends to come and go, and affect different areas. The areas behind the knee and the inside of the elbow, areas called flexion creases, tend to be more often affected than other areas on the body. ...Read more

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How long eczema takes to leave a baby body?

How long eczema takes to leave a baby body?

Depends: Some baby may recover within months but others may linger on forever. If your baby does have eczema, be sure to apply a moisturizer on the skin immediately after bathing on a regular basis. About 70% of the eczema cases (atopic eczema) recovers by age 7. If the problem persists and becomes worse, see allergist. Do note that in eczema, allergens can sensitize a person through skin contact. ...Read more

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How can I cure severe eczema all over my body?

How can I cure severe eczema all over my body?

See below: There is not a cure. You can manage your eczema by applying moisturizer twice a day. And the flare ups would be managed by topical steroid treatments. ...Read more

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Does eczema spread from one part of the body to another?

Does eczema spread from one part of the body to another?

Yes and no: The rash of eczema does not cause more rash, but the underlying attack of the immune system to one's skin, that is the heart of eczema, can attack any part of the skin and so it crops up all over, anywhere, appearing to spread. ...Read more

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On what parts of the body do people normally get eczema?

Variable: It can be all over. On babies it may be worst on the face. Inside the elbows & knees is common. No 2 the same. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Gentle cleaners: Use of soap free, fragrance free cleansers are best. Some companies make body wash oils that are marketed for eczema as well. After bathing liberal use of moisturizer is recommended. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to control severe eczema all over the body?

What's the best thing to control severe eczema all over the body?

Protect: 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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Does eczema spread when you scratch and touch other parts of the body?

Does eczema spread when you scratch and touch other parts of the body?

No: Eczema is not an infectious disease and can not be spread. It just can appear on other parts of your body at different times. ...Read more

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I have very bad eczema help! On face and body!?

See a dermatologist: Have the problem evaluated by a dermatologist. Home remedies or over the counter creams will not usually be effective for generalized disease. ...Read more

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Can you recommend the best body soap for eczema?

Can you recommend the best body soap for eczema?

Eczema soap: The most popular in the U.S. Is cetaphil. Cerave is a close second. Dove is the best routine soap. Using less soap can often be a great answer. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate really bad eczema on face and body?

How can I alleviate really bad eczema on face and body?

Good Skin Hygiene: Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream 1-2 times per day. For eczema flares apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear (low dose for face, higher dose to body). Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor, phototherapy, and chlorine baths 2-3 times per week if eczema is more severe. See Allergist for more details. ...Read more

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How can I treat my son eczema its all over his body and its swoll he can sleep?

Here are some tips.: Eczema can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water and bathing him only every 2-3 days, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. Ask his doctor if you can give him Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bed. If doing all this doesn't help enough, his doctor can add eczema ointments. ...Read more

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My 5 mos. Baby has eczema in many areas of her body. What medicine would you prescribe?

My 5 mos. Baby has eczema in many areas of her body. What medicine would you prescribe?

Efas, mild steroid: For a ute relief hylatopic ointment or epiceram along with weak steroid such as 2.5 hydrocortisone, DES own or triamcinolone. 25 for as short an interval s possible. As skin improves would decrease frequency to once a day and then every oter day. Check for food or inhalant allergies. Add probiotics and flaxseed to diet to help eczema. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent eczema from spreading from one part of my body to another?

Moisturizer: Keep the skin from getting dry, apply moisturizers, over the counter coco butter etc. ...Read more

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Can eczema move around your body if you scratch the infected area but then scratch a clean area? Would it transfer

Can eczema move around your body if you scratch the infected area but then scratch a clean area? Would it transfer

NO: Eczema is not an infection. It is not contagious. It does not spread. It is not caused by touching. It is also not caused by food. Not curable but certainly treatable, it can be controlled by creams, sometimes pills. Best result from consultation with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have red patches all over my body. Its summer in phlipnes and qatar? Wat wil I do? It is eczema? Help!! Thanks. Pictre will be posted.

Get seen: Nobody here is going to diagnose a rash from a photo. I appreciate your concern for your health, but you deserve to be seen for this by a good general physician and perhaps then a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of eczema on my body quickly?

How to get rid of eczema on my body quickly?

Moiturisation/Steroi: 1 most important in treating eczema is to moisturize the skin by using soaps with moisturisers and using moisturisturisers immediately after bath to retain moisture in your skin
2 Use a steroid cream/lotion./ointment in low/mewdoium/high potency as prescribed and cut it down as rash get better in potency and applications
3If itching take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zertec etc
Consult Dermatologist or your MD ...Read more

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