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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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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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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?

Dear doctors, 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?

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

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I would like to interview a doctor who has knowledge of eczema for my class project. If you know someone who would like to do it please let them know.

I would like to interview a doctor who has knowledge of eczema for my class project. If you know someone who would like to do it please let them know.

Call: You will want to do this in person. Ask your family doctor for a referral, then call the doctor's office to see if they're interested in participating. You'll want to interview an Allergist or a Dermatologist. Have fun learning! ...Read more

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My doc says I've got eczema. What does this mean?

My doc says I've got eczema. What does this mean?

What is eczema: Eczema is a diagnosis of a chronic, recurrent, itchy skin rash that can be caused by several factors. Care of the skin and use of anti-inflammatory creams can usually control the symptoms. Allergies can sometimes be the cause, particularly in children. Consultation with an allergist or dermatologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best solution for eczema?

Can any doc tell me what's the best solution for eczema?

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. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if severe. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is skin eczema and what causes it?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is skin eczema and what causes it?

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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Does any doctor here know any good cream for eczema?

Does any doctor here know any good cream for eczema?

Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right after getting out of shower. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. I like Dove white bar. ...Read more

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I am having eczema. Since last six months I am consulting with doctor. I really need to know the causes and precautions.?

I am having eczema. Since last six months I am consulting with doctor. I really need to know the causes and precautions.?

Skin Hygiene Key: Eczema caused by chronic inflammation of skin. Can get better over time or can be a lifelong condition. Take good care of your skin and eczema should be kept under control. Avoid long hot showers and harsh, 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. ...Read more

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Please help my one year old has eczema on his face and is scratching it so bad when I put creams on it the doctors have given he just keeps scratching?

Please help my one year old has eczema on his face and is scratching it so bad when I put creams on it the doctors have given he just keeps scratching?

Short term-: Short term add an oral antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) or Hydroxyzine (atatrax) to deal with the itching immediately. But long term if he is having that much symptoms despite the topical treatments doctor has given, it's time to see a dermatologist to determine a stronger course of action and possibly an allergist to find out what the little guy is allergic to! ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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