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Doctor insights on: Discoid Excema

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How do you treat excema?

How do you treat excema?

Eczema therapy: Cerave, cetaphil and aveeno (oatmeal) carry wonderful over the counter eczema care products. Topical steroids are used as well. ...Read more

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What to use for baby's excema?

What to use for baby's excema?

TLC & MoIsturizer: Lots of lotion, cream or ointment without color or scent. Wash with water only, no (gentle) soap unless you see stubborn dirt, paint or poop. After bath time, pat dry and use olive oil to seal in the moisture. Use mild steroid cream like otc Hydrocortisone 1% cream or talk with your doc about something stronger. Figure out triggers like food, scented body products, detergent, fabric softener. ...Read more

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What should I do to handle excema?

What should I do to handle excema?

Here are eczyma tips: To decrease your steroid use try a thick emollient moisturizer after you shower, don't shower too frequently and pat, not rub, dry. Try to figure out foods that irritate your skin. Use natural, "green earth friendly" laundry detergent and soaps. Tide, All, Ivory, Dove and Irish Spring are some of the worst offenders. ...Read more

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Can excema be cured or just managed?

Can excema be cured or just managed?

Managed: It is often a chronic condition, but may go into remission if triggers can be avoided. For contact dermatitis identifying contact allergy with patch testing is important. Identificatuon of trigger foods with possible oral desentisation with oral desntization has been shown to lead to eczema free skin in about two thirds of individuals in 2 years. ...Read more

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How can I cover up excema until it is healed?

How can I cover up excema until it is healed?

Dermablend: The best camouflage for any cutaneous imperfections is dermablend or covermark. ...Read more

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My excema on my back won't go away after a couple years?

My excema on my back won't go away after a couple years?

Possible eczema: I would agree with dr. Irizarry. I would add however that any eczematous problem that does not improve with appropriate treatment should have further evaluation by a dermatologist as a biopsy may be necessary. It is possible that the diagnosis may not be correct or the treatment may not be right on the mark. ...Read more

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Have an excema flare up that won't go away any suggestions?

Have an excema flare up that won't go away any suggestions?

Can be tough: Is it related to childhood eczema, adult onset eczema or contact dermatitis that resembles eczema from allergy or work. It can be trickyto figure out and may require some testing. See an dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do about excema and how do children get it?

What is the best thing to do about excema and how do children get it?

Moisturize skin: Children are often genetically predisposed to getting eczema, and it often is seen with other allergies and asthma. To treat you need to keep the skin well moisturized- use a daily moisturizing cream. Sometimes children may also need topical creams to help with the inflammation (such as hydrocortisone) or to combat a secondary bacterial infection. Anti-histamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with itch. ...Read more

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If your partner has excema, what is the probability that child on the way will have it?

If your partner has excema, what is the probability that child on the way will have it?

Possibly genetic: The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Children whose parents have eczema show a higher risk of developing eczema. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my severe excema more controlled and less of a burden on my everyday life?

What can I do to make my severe excema more controlled and less of a burden on my everyday life?

Severe Eczema: Flare-ups of eczema are traditionally treated with topical corticosteroids. These reduce inflammation in the skin and are safe and effective medicines when used correctly. Topical steroids come in various strengths, and the least potent product that is effective should be used to control the inflammation. See your dermatologist for therapy. ...Read more

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What's eczema?

What's eczema?

Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Good article about: Atopic dermatitis http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/eczema/ds00986 associated with asthma and allergies also. ...Read more

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Eczema: A detailed answer would take more than the allotted 400 characters via healthtap. Here is some detailed information from the National Eczema Association https://nationaleczema. Org/eczema/ ...Read more

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What causes eczema?

What causes eczema?

Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. 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. ...Read more

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How is eczema cured?

How is eczema cured?

Good Skin Hygiene: Eczema can get better over time or it can be a lifelong condition. Take good care of your skin and eczema should be kept under control. Avoid long hot showers, avoid harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. See Allergist for more details. ...Read more

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Is eczema heriditary?

Is eczema heriditary?

Partially: Eczema has a definite hereditary component. Children of parents with a history of allergic diseases such as eczema, hay fever, and asthma are at higher risk of developing asthma. However, eczema can occur in families where there is no history of allergies or eczema. ...Read more

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Eczema and probities?

Eczema and probities?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve eczema is by stopping inflammation causing grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic and vitD3 10k IU/day help reduce the inflammation as well. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months ...Read more

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How is eczema treated?

How is eczema treated?

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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What causes my eczema?

What causes my eczema?

Cause of eczema: Genes. Eczema is a genetic predisposition to have dry skin, which then becomes inflamed. Several things make eczema worse, like dry air, wind, shampoo, wool, sweating, animal dander. Things that help eczema are humidifiers, thick emollients used daily, wearing long sleeves/pants and socks/shoes. Topical steroids are best treatment for active flare ups. ...Read more