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Treatments for eczema?

Treatments for eczema?

Steroid creams: Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that is in the allergy-family of reactions. Most commonly, eczema is treated with topical steroid creams or ointments, starting at the milder strengths and working our way up as needed. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan. ...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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What are some common symptoms of eczema and how often do you see it as an allergist? Also what are the treatment techniques and the cure rate of this?

What are some common symptoms of eczema and how often do you see it as an allergist? Also what are the treatment techniques and the cure rate of this?

ECZEMA SYMPTOMS: ECZEMA IS A COMMON ITCHY RASH OFTEN IN THE BENDS OF THE ELBOWS AND THE BENDS OF THE KNEES. IT OFTEN RUNS IN FAMILIES AND GETS WORSE IN COLDER CLIMATES AND DURING STRESSFUL SITUATIONS. ALLERGISTS AND DERMATOLOGISTS USUALLY TAKE CARE OF THIS DISORDER. ...Read more

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Eczema (Tip)

It helps to keep your skin moisturized with a fragrance free product when you have eczema. ...See more

Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
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Managing Eczema (Checklist)

Decrease bathing.
every other day
Use Dove Sensitive skin soap
once
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
once
Avoid Triggers
once
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How does eczema spread and does it always?

How does eczema spread and does it always?

It does not spread: Eczema is genetic and highly variable. It is not an infection, it is not contagious. It is not an allergy. We know a great deal about how to control it. Vigorous, prolonged scratching may result in wider involvement (koebner phenomenon). Usually it is itchy and dry. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of eczema?

What are the symptoms of eczema?

Itchy rash: So much of the diagnosis depends on the location, duration and "itchiness" of the rash. Eczema is universally itchy and it has a predilection for certain areas of the body--arms, legs, neck and eyelids (there are many exceptions to this rule). It also has a characteristic appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Levine Dr. Levine
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Eczema (Tip)

Long hot showers and non-moisturizing soaps can worsen eczema. ...See more

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How does eczema spread and does it always?

It does not spread: Eczema is genetic and highly variable. It is not an infection, it is not contagious. It is not an allergy. We know a great deal about how to control it. Vigorous, prolonged scratching may result in wider involvement (koebner phenomenon). Usually it is itchy and dry. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Eczema (Tip)

If you have eczema, you know how itchy and painful it is. But lifestyle changes can go a long way. ...See more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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