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Can Eczema Be Treated Without Medication
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms 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
What is, in your opinion, the most effective medication/drug in treating eczema? What other nonpharmacological tips can you give on treating eczema?
Eczema treatment: Eczema is a disease of skin inflammation and infection. There are also many triggers for its flare like allergies, stress, infections and micronutrient deficiency. The best way to treat it is to avoid irritant like soap, moisturize your skin frequently and apply topical anti-inflammatory medication like cortisone cream or ointment. You might need antibiotic when there is signs of infection. ...Read more
Topical steroids : The mainstay for treating eczema are a number of prescription topical steroid creams and ointments. They come in a variety of strengths that are used for different areas of the body. Overuse of these medications can lead to side effects such as thinning of the skin and lightening the color of the skin. Use only unscented soaps and moisturizers also. See a dermatologist for treament options. ...Read more
Eczema control: Eliminating irritants, fragrances, dyes, using a mild cleanser w/o washcloth or sponge, not using hot water in shower, moisturizing with fragrance-free cream/ointment for sensitive skin all help with improving eczema. Hydrocortisone ointments may help but care must be taken in where they are used and for how long as they can damage skin. Around eyes, they can increase pressure and lead to glaucoma. ...Read more
Oral meds for eczema: If eczema is severe enough to require oral medications, immunosuppressive drugs like neoral, CellCept and others can be used, but we try our best to make patients feel better without. Prednisone makes eczema better but it will flare again as soon as Prednisone is done. Keeping a person on Prednisone long term can have drastic consequences to his/her health. Many topical meds to help with eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have eczema and was prescribed medication and cream can you recommend any thing else to me such as food or other medication?
Good skincare regime: A good skin care regimen so important for eczema. Moisturize with a gentle ointment or cream at least twice a day. Avoid all products with strong scents or dyes. Eczema in adults usually not linked to foods but always important to eat healthy diet, limit sugars, fat, alcohol and caffeine. ...Read more
When an eczema leaves after medication and keeps coming back after a while over and over again what does that signify?
Recurrent eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition that goes through cycles of getting better and worse. Eczema tends to be worse during fall and winter when it's cold and dry outside and warm and dry inside. Eczema usually starts on dry skin and gets worse with irritants such as fragrances or dyes. Using fragrance free products, a mild moisturizing soap without washcloth, and a moisturizing cream helps. ...Read more
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