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Eczema Alternative Treatments
Diet and stress: What you eat is very important. Make sure you have high quality essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3s and a supplement may be necessary. You may have food sensitivities and can try an elimination diet. Probiotics also are good. Many find a correlation to stress so techniques such as meditation, self-hypnosis and guided imagery may be useful. Moisturize with a non-alcohol based product. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms 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
I suffer seborrheic eczema especially in the face. Ketoisdin cream i was prescribed. I wonder if there is any other alternative treatment.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eczema: 1. Skin hydration is the key. Bath or short shower, immediate towel dry, apply thick cream e.G eucerin/cetaphil/ nutraderm (low water content), or aquaphor/ vaseline (zero water), etc. 2. Itching: benadryl, allegra, Claritin helps. 3. Creams rx by ur doc: different steroid cream/ointment, tacrolimus cream. If severe, oral cyclosporine, uv light. 4. Reduce stress, strong detergent, overheating skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suddenly developed extreme eczema problem 3months ago, which isnt residing despite being on various drugs and treatments, and seeing various doctors?
I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.
Are you sure?: Are you sure it is eczema??? Eczema elsewhere? If so, what treatment for it? No eczema treatment will hurt your hair. Use something in the shower which is good for dry skin. There are many. Body wash (Dove, Aveeno, Eucerin, Cetaphil) can be used in the shower for scalp +face as well as the body. Look for a liquid cortisone. If this is not satisfactory, see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any new treatments in the works for eczema? What is the most effective treatment other than a medicated steroid cream.
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