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What is, in your opinion, the most effective medication/drug in treating eczema? What other nonpharmacological tips can you give on treating eczema?

What is, in your opinion, the most effective medication/drug in treating eczema? What other nonpharmacological tips can you give on treating eczema?

Eczema treatment: Eczema is a disease of skin inflammation and infection. There are also many triggers for its flare like allergies, stress, infections and micronutrient deficiency. The best way to treat it is to avoid irritant like soap, moisturize your skin frequently and apply topical anti-inflammatory medication like cortisone cream or ointment. You might need antibiotic when there is signs of infection. ...Read more

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I suddenly developed extreme eczema problem 3months ago, which isnt residing despite being on various drugs and treatments, and seeing various doctors?

I suddenly developed extreme eczema problem 3months ago, which isnt residing despite being on various drugs and treatments, and seeing various doctors?

Look for cause : Topical creams etc just cover up symptoms. In order to get well treat the cause. There are many causes for eczema. But mostly it is environmental like dust molds foods. To learn more about treating the cause visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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I heard the two drugs my doctor may prescribe for my eczema cause cancer. Is this true?

I heard the two drugs my doctor may prescribe for my eczema cause cancer. Is this true?

Yes: If I am thinking of the same drugs (elidel, protopic), there are a couple of drugs which carry a warning that they can increase the risk for cancer. Here is the fda article on the topic: http://www.Fda.Gov/drugs/drugsafety/postmarketdrugsafetyinformationforpatientsandproviders/ucm153941.Htm. ...Read more

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Is eczema an auto immune response? If so can drugs such as methotrexate and tnf blockers aid in the treatment of extreem cases?

Is eczema an auto immune response? If so can drugs such as methotrexate and tnf blockers  aid in the treatment of extreem cases?

Allergy Respons: Eczema is an allergy to something, often foods. Using immune suppressant drugs will clear the problem but it is better to find the cause and remove it or treat it than to suppress the immune system. Suppressing the immune system can be very dangerous. ...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