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What to do to control eczema?

What to do to control eczema?

Managing eczema: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see the doctor. ...Read more

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Please recommend some tips on how to control eczema?

Please recommend some tips on how to control eczema?

Moisturize!: The mainstay of treat is topical anti-inflammatory medications and skin care measures. Frequent use of emollients& moisturizers is important in minimizing symptoms. Adjunctive treat with antihistamines is also often helpful to minimize skin trauma from scratching. Hydration with sufficient water intake is important. Allergy testing (Skin or Blood) and/or Patch testing may http://nationaleczema.org ...Read more

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Dear doctor...How can I control eczema ?

Dear doctor...How can I control eczema ?

A few options: Your doctor may recommend prescription corticosteroid creams or ointments to ease scaling and relieve itching. For more severe cases, your doctor may prescribe oral corticosteroids, such as prednisone, or an intramuscular injection of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and to control symptoms, also a class of medications called immunomodulators may be used (not for long term), or light therapy. ...Read more

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How can you control eczema around your eyes?

How can you control eczema around your eyes?

Emoolients: Over the counter creams such as aquaphor can help. In addition you may need topical medications. Typically steroids are used , but the used of steroids around the eye should be limited to a few days only. It is imporaant to determine that there are no contact allergies which could be avoided. If necessary, pro topic ointment could be used instead of steroids for chronic eczema. ...Read more

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How can I control eczema outbreaks in cold, dry weather?

How can I control eczema outbreaks in cold, dry weather?

GOOD LOTION: If good moisturizing lotion is not enough then asteroid cream can be prescribed. ...Read more

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How can I control my eczema?

How can I control my eczema?

Hydrate & Moisturize: The main key of controlling eczema is hydration and moisturization of the skin. The best inexpensive topical is petroleum jelly (vaseline®). Lotion is fine, but avoid lotions with heavy perfumes and coloring. Aquaphor® is a better version of vaseline®. Eucerin® is excellent - note that the cream in the jar is better than lotion. Also consider hydrolatum® and cerave®. These are all otc. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to control severe eczema all over the body?

What's the best thing to control severe eczema all over the body?

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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Is it possible for topicort to be used on my scalp to get rid of/control my eczema?

Yes but you need Dx: Yes possibly, but you need to be certain what the correct diagnosis is. This could be psoriasis. You could try tar shampoo. This may be very helpful. There are other shampoos you can use. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop or control itching my eczema?

What can be done to stop or control itching my eczema?

Topical steroids: Topical steroid creams help reduce the itch of eczema. Oral antihistamines can also help. ...Read more