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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

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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What can be used to treat eczema in children?

What can be used to treat eczema in children?

May need prescriptio: NOT ALLERGY. NOT DUE TO FOOD OR FORMULA. NO ANTIHISTAMINE WILL HELP. Soak in bath for a long time, then, after a quick towel, rub in a ceramide cream. Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, gererics, others. Check label for CERAMIDES. Hydrocortisone may help but a prescription cortisone is often needed. For the face a prescription calcineurin inhibitor ointment is preferred. Sun will help. ...Read more

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Are children with eczema likely to be clingy?

Are children with eczema likely to be clingy?

Clingy or itchy??: If a child has severe eczema they suffer from itchy skin which can make them clingy. Severe itching makes the child very irritable and may need treatment with something like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bed. The itchy skin can also interfere with sleep and contribute to irritability. A good moisturizer can help plus wet to dry soaks before bed. Your doctor can recommend appropriate medicated creams. ...Read more

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Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Good question: It is felt that this is a genetic condition realated to the early exposure of antigens in this population. As time passes and the body becomes more tolerant to the environment it tends to be mitigated in nearly 3/4 of involved patients. ...Read more

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What foods trigger or excerbate eczema in children?

What foods trigger or excerbate eczema in children?

Many: Milk, wheat, soy are common causes if there is a food trigger. Ige allergy testing can help identify food allergies so those foods can be limited. Oral desentisation can significantly reduce eczema over a 2 year period without allergy shots-allergy associates of lacrosse wisconsin. ...Read more

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No relatives in my family have eczema except for me. Is there a higher chance that my children will get it?

No relatives in my family have eczema except for me. Is there a higher chance that my children will get it?

Atopic diseases: "atopic diseases" including allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis or eczema, and asthma do appear to have genetic influence. If one parent has an atopic disease, the likelihood that there children will have atopy is increased. There is large variation in expression. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo also good for eczema on children?

Is ginkgo also good for eczema on children?

Not Known: I am not aware of any evidence that it works for eczema or doesn't.Also not aware of studies as to whether it is safe for kids. ...Read more

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What is the longterm cure for eczema in children?

What is the longterm cure for eczema in children?

None: Eczema has no " cure"= there are great ways to avoid triggers and treat flares- but as far as taking something or undergoing some treatment to completely be "cured" - none that I know of. Sorry - - good luck! ...Read more

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I'm wondering is ginko also good for eczema on children?

I'm wondering is ginko also good for eczema on children?

Don't use: Ginko has many interactions with medications and its safety in children is not well established.

Ginko interferes with the way the liver metabolizes certain medications.

Talk to your pediatrician and dermatilogist about this. Don't use. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more

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Do most children grow out of eczema by the time they reach adolescence?

Do most children grow out of eczema by the time they reach adolescence?

Yes: Approximately 75% of children seem to "outgrow" their atopic dermatiis. I offer that positive encouragement to parents as this can be a challenging and stressful time for the patients and their families. ...Read more

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What should I do to reduce itchiness due to eczema especially on children?

What should I do to reduce itchiness due to eczema especially on children?

See your derm: There are excellent treatment options for eczema. Start by using a gentles soap for bathing like dove white bar unscented, use lukewarm (never hot) water, and after bathing apply a liberal amount of cerave cream. Until you see the dermatologist, you can use an otc steroid ointment for itchy areas. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

Hydrocortisone: Also look for moisterizers with ceremides. Eucerin, aveeno eczema care, etc. First soak in water for a long time----at least until fingers wrinkle----then rub in cream soon after. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help eczema nor will it reduce itch. ...Read more

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Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

See a dermatologist: Eczema is not related to food. Genetics & dry skin are usual factors. Soaps can be important because caustic soaps such as ivory will aggravate it. Dove, eucerin, neutragena, cerave are good. Soak in bath, then use moisturizer. Probably will need prescription ointment; meanwhile try otc hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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What kinds of cream can be prescribed for children wit severe eczema?

What kinds of cream can be prescribed for children wit severe eczema?

Eczema: The most important cream for eczema is a moisturizing cream. Steroids should only be used for flares. Keep the skin very heavily moisturized and most eczema is more manageable. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between immunizations and eczema in children?

Is there any correlation between immunizations and eczema in children?

Not really: Unless there is a specific component within the vaccine that your child is allergic to, then vaccines should not cause flare up of eczema. Your child is exposed to numerous allergens every single day, and it's likely these are the triggers. Work with an allergist to determine what your child's triggers are, and talk with your pediatrician about maximizing skin care to avoid flare-ups of the eczema. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any study in correlation of immunizations and eczema in children?

Please let me know if there is any study in correlation of immunizations and eczema in children?

Gruber paper: Allergy. 63 (11):1464-72, 2008 nov. This is from germany, where the anti-immunization people have much more clout; it's an enormous study and it is very clear that immunizations do not exacerbate atopic eczema in kids. It's by real scientists each of whom would have loved to be able to demonstrate something that wasn't previously known -- and they couldn't. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more


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