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Chinese Medicine Eczema
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
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
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
Yes: Stop dairy. Stop gluten. If formula fed look at nutramigen formula. Chinese medicine can help- find a practitioner in your area. Arbonne products are amazing- they do improve the symptoms but you want to look at the underlying cause- which chinese medicine does. And so does homeopathy. ...Read more
What medicine should I use for my severe eczema on my palms? None of the medicines i used works :(
Itchy pomphylix: Also known as dyshidrotic eczema, is an intensely itchy that can be acute, chronic, or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, frequently with sudden onset of many deep-seated itchy, clear vesicles; later, scaling, fissures which can cause pain. It is diffult to treat and often requires potent steroids. There are other treatments. Consult doc/dermatologist for eval. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 1/2 years daughter has severe eczema , she normally use medicines . What can she use for everyday , non medicine?
Petroleum jelly: Daily lubrication with petroleum jelly and/or coconut oil can help with the dryness and itching. Bathe every other day. Avoid use of personal care products and clothing detergent with scents and dyes. Wear soft fabrics such as cotton. More about eczema: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/skin/Pages/Eczema.aspx ...Read more
Topical Steroids: For eczema flares, the best medicine is topical steroid creams/ointments. Apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Other treatments include avoiding long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream at least twice a day. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night and chlorine baths if more severe ...Read more
The non drug treatments for Eczema include:: Wet wraps.Get a more detailed answer ›
Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. Only treatment for eczema flares is prescription strength corticosteroid ointments, no natural remedy unfortunately. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if severe. ...Read more
There is no: Single medicine that is used to treat the fungus and allergy or allergic rash at the same time but there are combination medicines used to treat the infection and the rash or the itching at the same time. If the rash is due to the infection, you may only need to treat the infection. Talk to your doctor for proper treatment please as using the wrong medicine can worsen the infection. ...Read more
Is there any medicine can cure eczema and is there any cream or ointment that can remove the dark pigments caused by eczema?
No cure for eczema: But topical steroids can help a lot. For the hyperpigmentation, there are bleaching creams, but they can also irritate, especially if you have eczema. The best way is to control the underlying eczema, and the dark spots will eventually fade. See a dermatologist to make sure that your skin condition is nothing more serious. ...Read more
There is not one but: Eczema is not treated with only one cream, we use different potency of steroid creams for different parts of body and duration of treatment.All strength creams are available in india there are also Elidel (pimecrolimus) and [protopic creams, which are not steroids and are available in india may be under different brand name. ...Read more
My mom is suffering from eczema last 5ys, please suggest some medicines to treat this. Which are available in india?
Adult eczema: This has many causes, you can use greasy ointments, such as vegetable shortening, to keep the skin moisturized if she is in constant contact with water, but you should also determine what she is in contact with to determine the cause of it. It could also be from an internal problem, such as allergies. She really needs to see a doctor. ...Read more