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Catch Eczema Other School
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Avoid dry skin: There are many steroid creams and ointments used to treat eczema, but i think you'll find one of the most helpful things is to keep your skin well lubricated. In the pharmacy, you'll find a whole wall of skin-lubricating products. Eucerin and lubriderm are among the many non-prescription products available. When in medcal school, we recommended crisco! that's less easy to kind in kitchens now! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kid chronic eczema: Chronic inflammation of any type in the skin can be extremely isolating. Kids can be cruel, and constant questioning or worse, ostracization, can be the ultimate cruelty. Being up front with your child is really helpful. Helping them prepare answers to the inevitable questions is necessary, as is humor. The way you react to their skin and its ups and downs will determine how they react. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies: Scabies is spread when there is direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. Transmission of scabies can also be the result of sharing clothing, towels, and bedding. In children, the condition is most commonly spread at daycare centers, school, or sleepovers. Transmission of the disease in nursing homes results in more severe cases. Eczema is not contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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