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My doctor told me to avoid taking hot showers while I had a flare-up of my eczema. Why is this?

My doctor told me to avoid taking hot showers while I had a flare-up of my eczema. Why is this?

Dries out your skin: Hot water is more likely to strip the natural oils off your skin. These oils are essential to keeping your skin healthy. Removing them leads to drier skin which can flare eczema. Using warm or cool water helps keep your skin protected. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that hot showers could make eczema worse. Why?

My doctor told me that hot showers could make eczema worse. Why?

Dries skin out: Solvents like water (especially hot water) & soap dry the skin out & make eczema worse. Soap dissolves oil in water, washing away the natural waterproofing barrier that keeps you from drying out. Hot water worsens this by wicking away some of your own moisture as it evaporates off your skin. Applying cream immediately after showering helps prevent some of this moisture loss. ...Read more

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For atopic eczema doc has given me clobevate oint. 40gm + w.S.P 60gm .... What is w.S.P?

For atopic eczema doc has given me clobevate oint.  40gm + w.S.P 60gm .... What is w.S.P?

Wax: Wsp stands for white soft paraffin. The steroid is dissolved in the paraffin and that allows it to be diluted and delivered in a form where you can easily apply it to your skin. ...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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What kind of doctor should I go see to help with eczema?

What kind of doctor should I go see to help with eczema?

Several types: There are several types of physicians that can help with eczema. A primary care physician should be able to at least get started in the evaluation and treatment, especially if the eczema is mild. If the eczema is more moderate or severe, it is probably time to see an allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, My little niece is having baby eczema. She is only 50days old. What should we do? Any remedy?

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My little niece is having baby eczema. She is only 50days old. What should we do? Any remedy?

Moisturize: Baby eczema is a fairly common condition. Typical first-line measures include better skin hygiene. Bath daily in lukewarm water then apply fragrance-free moisturizer generously right afterward. Good moisturizers include brands like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Eucerin. If eczema fails to respond to moisturizers talk to your doctor about topical corticosteroid treatments. ...Read more

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My doctor says my body has built a tendency for Eczema's. Can you please suggest what is meant by that. ?

Allergy tendency: some people are prone to allergies. And eczema is one form of allergy affecting skin. You do not need to suffer from eczema. You can find the cause and treat it so you don't need creams and ointments etc. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn about treating the cause ...Read more

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What is the difference of having eczema and hives? Some doctors say eczema n hives are two different issues, can any doctors explain further?

What is the difference of having eczema and hives?  Some doctors say eczema n hives are two different issues, can any doctors explain further?

Different Disease: Eczema and hives are not the same thing. Eczema is a generic term for a red itchy scaling rash that have multiple different causes. Hives are red raised itchy lesions that can also have multiple different causes. ...Read more

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I have very bad eczema and psoriasis by doc has recommended some very strong tablets are they worth the risk looking at the damage they can do ?

I have very bad eczema and psoriasis by doc has recommended some very strong tablets are they worth the risk looking at the damage they can do
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No answer: "Strong tablets"????? Methotrexate? Cyclosporin? Otezla???????Do you have BOTH psoriasis AND eczema?? If you have already seen a dermatologist, insist on better communication. If not, see a dermatologist.The answer to this question is in the details. ...Read more