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Doctor insights on: Childhood Eczema

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What exactly does it mean if you get eczema during your childhood?

What exactly does it mean if you get eczema during your childhood?

May outgrow it: Eczema often occurs with allergies and asthma. Some children contonue to have it into adulthood, while others will outgrow it with time. ...Read more

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Do kids with allergies and eczema rashes have anything extra to worry about when getting childhood vaccinations?

Do kids with allergies and eczema rashes have anything extra 
to worry about when getting childhood vaccinations?

Not specificly: Decades ago when we gave the smallpox vaccine we didn't give it to kids with eczema & advised vaccinated people to avoid getting around them. The flu vaccine is avoided for those kids with major reactions to eggs. Otherwise, there are few if any issues with the newer vaccines. ...Read more

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I have a solid lump in gland under my right ear, been there since childhood. Is this normal?No pain/fever but i'm often run down & eczema in that area

I have a solid lump in gland under my right ear, been there since childhood. Is this normal?No pain/fever but i'm often run down & eczema in that area

Normal? probably not: Are headaches normal? Well no, but it can be a common complaint. So, are solid lumps under the ear normal? Probably not, although there may be a reasonable explanation. Since you have had this since childhood, most likely this is not dangerous; however, since you are uncertain as to what this is, it deserves an answer. To determine the answer, you truthfully need to specifically ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for my child's eczema?

What can I do for my child's eczema?

Multifaceted: Proper treatment for eczema should start with identifying any possible triggers for worsening. A proper skincare regimen starting with a topical emollient is of utmost importance. Then depending on severity, medications such as topical steroids or other prescription products are available. talk with your pediatrician about tips to limit eczema flare ups (bath time, light towel drying, etc) ...Read more

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How can you treat eczema for a child?

How can you treat eczema for a child?

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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Will my child grow out of their eczema?

Will my child grow out of their eczema?

Most likely: It is estimated that approximately 15% of children with eczema will continue to have it into adulthood. Majority grow out of it by 10 or 11 years old, or have very mild intermittent flares. ...Read more

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What can be done for your child's eczema?

What can be done for your child's eczema?

Skin moisturizers : Eczema is considered a chronic skin condition which is not curable, but treatable. It tends to get worse during dry/colder weath and better with warmer and more humid temperature. Keep skin moist, avoid excessive cleansing/scrubbing/hot bath/showers etc...Generous use of skin lotion helps. At times, topical meds/steroids, or oral medications may be needed. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is done for a child that has eczema?

What is done for a child that has eczema?

Moisturize!: The most important aspect of managing eczema is trapping in moisture to the skin. Immediately after bathing or showering place a moisturizer such as aquaphor, vaseline, or any other cream which will keep the skin moist. Apply 3-4 times daily. In addition your pediatrician can discuss using a short term topical steroid for flares and a medication to take by mouth for itching. ...Read more

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In what way can I treat a child's eczema?

Diligence required: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a complex condition mainly due to an inborn defect in the skin's ability to retain water. It requires daily attention for successful control. Good resources for care are : http://nationaleczema.Org and http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/eczema.Html. The first even has brand name recommendations for skin care products and both have links to other useful sites. ...Read more

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Eczema in children - what is the best cure?

Eczema in children - what is the best cure?

No cure.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a complex condition mainly due to an inborn defect in the skin's ability to retain water. It requires daily attention for successful control. Good resources for care are : http://nationaleczema.Org and http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/eczema.Html. The first even has brand name recommendations for skin care products and both have links to other useful sites. ...Read more