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Body Wash For Eczema
My baby has what we think is a heat rash. I have been using aquaphor body wash and eczema/rash lotion but nothing seems to help. What can I try?
Infant rash: Hard to recommend any other treatments without seeing the rash ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: Fair try. Get your hormones checked...thyroid, Estrgen. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Would Clinique Clinique Non-Streak Bronzer for Men be good for Someone with eczema? I'm a male just wondering I have bad eczema on my whole body?
Probably not: Since you do have a problem with eczema I don't think it wise to apply this product to your skin. ...Read more
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
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
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
Moisturizer: Keep the skin from getting dry, apply moisturizers, over the counter coco butter etc. ...Read more
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
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
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