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Eczema Natural Remedy
I have been told I have eczema but I have tried all kinds of creams and ointments even shots, is there any type of natural treatment I can try inst?
ECZEMA: Eczema care begins in infancy. Babies develop eczema from food allergy. So it is introduce one by one to know the allergen. As the child grow up, there are environmental triggers that cause eczema.The moisturizers help the skin before applying steroid cream.Oatmeal baths are helpful.Allergy specialist can advise, do intradermal tests and shots to help pinpoint triggers. ...Read more
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
Don't gamble.: Here we go with "natural" again. "natural" does not necessarily mean "safe" or even "effective". Cyanide is natural. Arsenic is natural. All too often, "natural" on the label means it will cost more, and that's it. Don't gamble your baby's skin on folk remedies; see a dermatologist, get a precise diagnosis, and a safe/effective treatment. ...Read more
Eczema care: Get cerave or cristco shortening and long rolls of gauze. Lather up the ghoo on the skin and wrap it lightly overnight and do it nightly until the skin is well moisturized and then apply the moisturizer daily twice a day especially after a shower and don't use hot water when you shower. ...Read more
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream or Cetaphil. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist or Dermatologist for more details. ...Read more
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
Gentle skin care: Gentle soap free cleanser, fragrance free products and lots of moisturizer preferably cream or ointment (like vasoline or aquaphor) forms. If needed topical steroids can be used, but best to have baby evaluated by dermatologist for most appropriate regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Baby eczema: Moisturizer use everyday and one that is fragrant and perfume free. ...Read more
Avoidance : Of sensitizing allergens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Use properly: Recently (1/2006) the fda placed a “black box” warning on these drugs. Both the american academy of allergy, asthma and immunology and the american academy of dermatology feel that this was an unfortunate and unnecessary decision, as these drugs are very safe when used properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homeopathy works: Homeopathy can definitely help someone with eczema. Your niece needs a full evaluation with an experienced homeopath for the best likelihood of positive results. Depending on her age also, your & her parents' observations about her individual nature will be important too. http://homeopathyusa.org/home/eb/dermatitis.html -- you can find trained physician homeopaths on same web site, and others. ...Read more
Does anyone have any experience with protopic ointment for the treatment of eczema? Does it work?
I have eczema since i was born. And my scalp is a littke scaly. Is there any remedy that can cure my illness?
Should i be concerned if my 8yr old daughter has just been diagnosed with (atopic) eczema, any advice on treatment and care please.?
Eczema in children: Eczema is a common skin problem in children. Many factors can contribute to its pathologies such as skin barrier, allergic diseases, infections... Depending on the severity of eczema, you might or might not need to bring your child to see experts in the field. For mild symptoms, keep her skin moist by using skin lotion many times a day and avoiding irritant like strong soap would help. ...Read more
My son,an African American male, has a bad case of eczema. The medicine and treatment prescribed is not working. Can anyone suggest our next step?
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