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Doctor insights on: Eczema Alternative Treatments

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Could you tell me what are some alternative/holistic treatments for eczema?

Could you tell me what are some alternative/holistic treatments for eczema?

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 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 is the best medicine for eczema treatment?

What is the best medicine for eczema treatment?

Topical Steroids: For eczema flares, the best medicine is topical steroid creams/ointments. Apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Other treatments include avoiding long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream at least twice a day. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night and chlorine baths if more severe ...Read more

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I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

Depends on severity: Eczema is the result of dry skin. Dry skin itches leading to scratching & an endless cycle of itching & scratching resulting in skin damage. Because the skin barrier is compromised you can rehydrate the skin by soaking in a warm tub. Soap not needed. Immediately after bathing trap the moisture in the skin with vaseline, ointments or creams. Avoid lotions. Tougher cases need steroids & antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for eczema?

What is the treatment for eczema?

Trap water in skin: Eczema is a disorder not a disease. There are probably many causes. Defects in skin maturation & immunological over-reaction play significant roles. Most of my patients respond to bathing for 15 minutes daily in warm water. Use cetaphil or cerave instead of soap. Apply calcineurin inhibitors or corticosteroids to hot spots on skin. With creams or ointments (not lotions) moisturize, moisturize, etc. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for eczema?

What's the best treatment for eczema?

Good skin care.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see your doctor for additional management. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eczema?

What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read more

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Is efidel a good treatment for eczema?

Is efidel a good treatment for eczema?

? Elidel (pimecrolimus): I assume this is the medication you mean. If that is the case it is often very good in the treatment of eczema, although it is very expensive. ...Read more

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How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for eczema scarring?

Which treatment is best for eczema scarring?

Improvement of scars: Scars can be secondary to accidents, burns or surgery. These behave differently and if the wounds get infected then there is another variable that will impact scarring. Scars mainly improve with time but addiing scar care creams, sunblock use, silicone gel sheets, compression, laser or light therapy and sometimes scar revision are modalities that can help make things better. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema treatment: Eczema treatment depends upon the cause of it. Removal of the causative agent is the first step, next you treat it with the anti inflammatory agent. Consult the dermatologist if it is not better. ...Read more

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Eczema on the face help! What is the best treatment?

Eczema on the face help! What is the best treatment?

Treat & Prevent: My basic approach to eczema treatment is to find the cause, which is usually there if you look for it. If eliminating the cause is impossible, medium-strength topical steroids and other treatments achieve control in most cases. A dermatologist will be able to tailor a treatment to your specific situation. ...Read more

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Is california baby product safe for eczema treatment?

Is california baby product safe for eczema treatment?

See below: I just looked at the ingredients in the products, and they are safe. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Eczema treatment: Cortisone cream can be useful but consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for my two month old and her eczema?

What's the best treatment for my two month old and her eczema?

Non perfumed lotion: At 2months old it could still be a newborn rash like seborrhea (cradle cap) or ecezma also known as atopic dermatitis. Both are essentially dry irritated skin. First line of treatment is hydration of the skin. Use thick heavy lotions such as aveeno, (oatmeal) lubidrem, eucrin or generic equivalent. If infant is still irritated, red and itchy talk to your doctor about using steriod creams to calm the skin. ...Read more

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Eczema help, cyclisporine treatment and urtacaria, what to do?

Eczema help, cyclisporine treatment and urtacaria, what to do?

See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more

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Will 6 minutes a week of u.V treatment for eczema be detrimental?

Will 6 minutes a week of u.V treatment for eczema be detrimental?

Maybe: Skin damage due to uv is cumulative over a lifetime. This ages skin & increases risk of future skin cancer. Uv may give temporary relief but is not a cure. You need long-term management of eczema. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are there any skincare products from origins good treatment for eczema?

Are there any skincare products from origins good treatment for eczema?

Origins eczema: Make a differenceâ„¢ from origins ultra-rich rejuvenating cream? 100% agreed their skin felt deeply hydrated instantly tested on the driest of skins. Clinically proven to instantly satisfy the deepest of thirsts....More best for dry skin types. This should help eczema. ...Read more

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Is there a real treatment for eczema? I've tried every thing but nothing worked.

Is there a real treatment for eczema? I've tried every thing but nothing worked.

Many but disguraing: There are many treatments for the symptoms of eczema but unfortunately no cure. This makes eczema an extremely frustrating disease. Some treatments that work well and last longer than the typical treatments are narrow band uvb, biologics and some oral medicines like cyclosporin. Theses have to all be prescribed by a dermatologist. I wish I had better news for you. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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