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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?

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

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I have eczema on my lips since i was 12, nothing work permenantly and recently it recovers automatically whenever I have long school holiday.Why ?

I have eczema on my lips since i was 12, nothing work permenantly and recently it recovers automatically whenever I have long school holiday.Why ?

Something different: Is obviously happening while on school break that does not while in classes. Or perhaps you unknowingly lick or moisten your lips while concentrating in school, but do not do this while at home on holiday. Or your home has a better humidifier than the dry air at school. Use moisturizer or chapstick and avoid irritation/drying by licking or chewing on your lips at school! ...Read more

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My classmate has eczema, can I catch it?

My classmate has eczema, can I catch it?

Non contagious: Eczema refers to a skin condition characterized by dry skin. Sometimes there can be a staph infection when the skin barrier breaks down. ...Read more

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Can you catch herpes eczema from holding hands if you had a damaged cuticle?

Can you catch herpes eczema from holding hands if you had a damaged cuticle?

Eczema Herpeticum: There is always a possibility of catching the virus, if there are any open sores, like a damaged cuticle. The risk is low, if the person who has the virus, does not have any active blisters or sores, but transmission is still possible. Being aware of any sores and keeping your hands and skin washed and cleaned regularly, will help to prevent transmission of any infections, including herpes. ...Read more

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How does eczema start?

How does eczema start?

Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I avoid eczema?

How can I avoid eczema?

It's genetic: Most eczema is due to genetically inherited skin defects. This results in chronic dry skin often with rash and itching. Flare ups can be reduced by gentle skin care, using fragrance and dye free skin care products, and applying a high quality moisturizer after bathing. ...Read more

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How can I treat eczema?

How can I treat eczema?

Moisturizers: Moisturizers are the mainstay of ezcema treatment. For stubborn spots doctors often prescribe steroid creams. If eczema is caused or aggravated by allergy, then removal of the offending agent is important too. For more moderate eczema, we recommend soaking in water till the child wrinkles, then pat dry and immediately apply a moisturizer. This can be done several times daily or weekly. ...Read more

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How do I treat eczema ?

How do I treat eczema ?

Eczema: Avoid trigger factors in food ;environment. Use lot of moisture all the time. Use antihistamine and sarna lotion for itching. Low dose otc Hydrocortisone cream for mild irritation off and on, not constantly. High dose steroid cream or oral by dermatologist. Antibiotic for infection. Light therapy. New immuno modulator medications for recalcitrant eczema.Have patience and learn to live with it. ...Read more

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Can ameia cause eczema?

Can ameia cause eczema?

Not by itself: If you mean "anemia" as a cause of eczema, the answer would be not primarily but perhaps secondarily. It would depend on the cause of the anemia. If there is an antigen involved like a drug or infection, the body could react to those proteins. You should have this evaluated by your internist and dermatologist. ...Read more