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Not very helpful: Topical steroids are not very effective for hives due to the mechanism involved. Hives move around, so you will just end up chasing them with the cream. If steroid meds are needed, an oral one will go best. Mainstay for hives is antihistamines like benedryl or zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more
Yes: The most important trick is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing which you are encouraged to do (this is in contrast with older recommendations). I personally prefer ulactin which contains equivalents of the body's own moisturizer. However cervave and others have their own fans. There are also great rx moisturizers but at $75 or more for 2-3 oz- mostly unaffordable. ...Read more
Remove the irritant: Contact dermatitis is a straight forward issue of stopping the exposure. You also want to protect the skin with a good moisturizing lotion. Eczema is something that comes from an internal exposure like a food allergy that alters the immune system. You still want to stop the exposure, but it can be hard to find. Both conditions can be moderated with steroid creams and good lotions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can help!: Desonide is a topical steroid cream that is used in certain dermatological conditions, and yes, eczema is one of them! keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so it isnt tru;y a cure, but a treatment to keep it under control. Also, using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil will also help keep your eczema under control. ...Read more
Temporarily: Unfortunately, only temporarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Not ever had that happen.I also like a&d ointment, boudreaux's butt paste, calendula...As options. ...Read more
Your Preference: Cetaphil, eucerin, and lubriderm will all effectively hydrate your skin. Their sensation on the skin is personal preference. When applied, some patients have described their feel as: heavy, thick, greasy, slimy, or messy. ...Read more
Yes: It is not a steroid, so it is preferred on the face, especially eyelids. It is too expensive for widespread use on other areas. If you need long-term treatment in genital area, it might be appropriate. Otherwise a topical steroid is preferred. Of course attention to dry skin is basic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 yr old nephew has a rash around his face & near his mouth & eyelids that keeps reappearing. We use aveeno (oatmeal) eczema lotion everyday. What could it b
Yes: but do note that prolonged use may thin your skin. It is better to try to pinpoint the cause than using a medication to control it. Consider seeing an allergist or dermatologist . ...Read more
What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!
"fibro- itch"": Sorry- I am not certain what you are referring to. Please clarify your question. Fibromyalgia- is not a itching illness. I suggest OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. I see you are also taking Norco- this can be a narcotic side effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are my toddlers cheeks rosy all the time? It doesn't appear to be eczema. I lotion them frequently. They don't appear to bother him.
Is it possible to overdose or use too much lotion? I have eczema & use lotion multiple x per day plus steroid cream frequently.
No: But the steroid should not be over used. There is method called occlusive dressing. If a particular lesion is bad.....less amount of cream will change it overnight. ...Read more
My baby has what we think is a heat rash. I have been using aquaphor body wash and eczema/rash lotion but nothing seems to help. What can i try?
Prednisone & clindycine with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cetaphil eczema calming lotion. My face is now scanned over, no more weeping. How long will this last?
Depends: Prednisone will likely control most skin inflammation but may cause serious side effects if taken for a long time. It is also unusual for atopic eczema to involve the face alone. Whether the condition will return or not depends on the actual cause of the disease. If clindamycin is used at low dose regularly as an anti-inflammatory agent , it may well control the disease process. ...Read more
I'm 23...how can I help my eczema? does diet affect it? I use creams now.
Also, Cetaphil has this new eczema soap and lotion...does it work well?
Eczema management: Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by dry, wrinkled, itchy and occasionally red skin. Symptoms can be reduced with hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil, CeraVue, etc., and fragrance/dye free detergents. Moisturizers in ointment form penetrate deeper. Topical steroids are also helpful. Avoid eating foods that you are allergic to and stay well hydrated. ...Read more
Why is my 6 month olds cheek so dry, red and getting a little scab? I've tried eczema cream and lotions but nothing is helping.
What's the best treatment for a two and a half year old with eczema. Is calamine lotion safe. It is on his arms and legs?
See a dermatologist: Calamine lotion will aggravate eczema. It drys the skin. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile have the child soak for a long time in a warm bath. Then smear with something for dry skin. Ceramide creams from Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, others are all nice. Also rub in OTC hydrocortisone cream on arms and legs. When you go to the skin specialist bring everything you have used, including cleansers. ...Read more
Ok I am forced to go into the pool at my school and the pool seems to make my eczema worse does applying lotion help?
Yes: Chlorine is an skin irritant, and doesn't bother most people unless the concentration is too strong. People with eczema (dry, sensitive skin) can get very irritated by chlorine. Seeing a doctor to help clear up the eczema, will help. Coating the skin with a thin layer of something like Aquaphor before swimming, and then something like CeraVe after showering, can help. If not, recheck with doctor. ...Read more
Hi, my 4 yrs old son, he got itchy n red skin arround the neck.. Is this eczema n what is the difference bitween eczema ointment, cream n lotion ? Thx
Should see doctor: There are many different causes for red itchy rashes in children. Eczema is a possibility, but it usually appears in the folds of the arms and legs. I would suggest that he be seen by his pediatrician. Ointments are greasy feeling and tend to stay on the surface of the skin, while creams and lotions are more water-based and rub into the skin without leaving a residue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find triggers: With eczema, try to find the things that make your symptoms worse. Also keep well hydrated, keep the skin hydrated from within. Avoid lotions and soaps that are scented and extreme temperatures? As far as lotions try a variety, see what your skin likes. Start with things like aqua phor, eucerin, vane cream, nivea. Don't forget a light soap, dove un scented, glycerin or castile soap. ...Read more
Best baby creams: While there are many brands that would be fine to use on your baby the two products specifically designed for eczema are cerave and cetaphil. I recommend both in my practice. Make sure you are using a mild soap as well. Both of the brands mentioned above have mild cleansers as well. Forget any products specifically designed for babies as they are usually heavily fragranced. ...Read more
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