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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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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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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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Whats the best treatment for eczema?

Whats 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?

? 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