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Healthy, natural remedies for eczema?

Healthy, natural remedies for eczema?

No evidence: The best non-pharmacologic thing you can do, if that is what is desired, is to keep those areas clean and moisturized. There is no scientific evidence for "natural remedies", many of which cost quite a bit of money despite the lack of evidence. It would be best to work with your local physician to find out what is acceptable to you, including topical steroids and immunomodulator creams. ...Read more

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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How are natural allergy treatments?

How are natural allergy treatments?

Herbal / Diet: Several herbal and diet tips - curcumin, garlic, and other anti inflammatory foods will help. Avoid excessive red meats ...Read more

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What are some tinea versicolor, natural treatments?

What are some tinea versicolor, natural treatments?

Wrong question: Cyanide is "natural". So is poison ivy. What you need to know is what is effective & what is safe. Otc you can get Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream: cheap, safe, effective. You can also get head& shoulders or selsun or ketoconazole shampoo. Rub on the shampoo 1 or 2 hours before you get in the shower. Prescription azole tabs are the easiest treatment. ...Read more

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What are some natural acne treatments?

What are some natural acne treatments?

Very weak: Vinegar and tea-tree oil may help some; tea-tree oil has enough estrogen to grow breasts in some teenaged guys, who isn't making the situation easier. Benzoyl peroxide is your best home remedy, and any troublesome case requires a physician's help -- the vitamin a and antibiotic preparations are from nature's own bounty. ...Read more

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Can natural / homeopathic remedies cure vitiligo?

Can natural / homeopathic remedies cure vitiligo?

Yes -- have seen it: Yes, dr. Rajan sankaran, an internationally known homeopathic physician and teacher from mumbai, has shown cases where vitiligo improved through homeopathic treatment. It requires careful case-taking by an experienced homeopath -- it's not a "take this for that" situation. Since your note says you're from la, robert gramlich md (family physician & homeopath) may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Treatments for eczema?

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 more

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What are some natural treatments for psoriasis?

What are some natural treatments for psoriasis?

Try these: 1. Moisturize skin using unscented creams or ointments. Avoid lotions & gels. They contain alcohol that drys skin & stings going on. 2. Bathe in warm water - it's preferable to showering. Try some bath salts. 3. Get some but not too much sunshine 4. Add vitamin d if your levels are low 5. Quit smoking. You will still need the help of a great dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for eczema bumps?

What are some natural remedies for eczema bumps?

Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. Only treatment for eczema flares is prescription strength corticosteroid ointments, no natural remedy unfortunately. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if severe ...Read more

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Are natural health remedies an effective cure?

Are natural health remedies an effective cure?

Basically no, but...: In scientific medicine, we cure surgical diseases, infectious disease, and few others. Many of the herbal remedies are helpful, mostly with alleviation the symptoms of long-term disease. Anyone who believes that "natural is better" is welcome to visit an old graveyard and see how long most people used to live. But there's room for both & the whole herbal real is fascinating. ...Read more

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What natural treatments to cure allergic rhinitis are there?

What natural treatments to cure allergic rhinitis are there?

None are reliable: The only cure for allergies is allergy shots. Allergy can be treated by avoiding what you are allergic to (e.g., cats), antihistamines or prescription nasal sprays. There is no evidence that "natural" treatments work and sometimes, they may make allergies worse. ...Read more

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Are there any effective natural acne treatment options?

Are there any effective natural acne treatment options?

Some natural treatments may be helpful in reducing acne inflammation and breakouts: Tea tree oil: , Alpha hydroxy acid. , Azelaic acid. , Bovine cartilage. , Zinc. , Green tea extract. , Aloe vera. , Brewer's yeast. . More research is needed to establish the potential effectiveness and long-term safety of these and other natural acne treatments, traditional Chinese medicine and ayurvedic herbs. Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of specific treatments before you try them. ...Read more

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Oilly seborrhea, is there any natural cure?

Oilly seborrhea, is there any natural cure?

Several: Nothing's more "natural" than sulfur and coal tar. They used to be the mainstay, though perhaps you can find some remedies that are less messy / smelly. ...Read more

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What other treatments besides over-the-counter skincare creams are available to eliminate scars?

What other treatments besides over-the-counter skincare creams are available to eliminate scars?

Scar revisions: The appearance of scars can be improved by excising the old one out and replacing it with a better, more discrete one or by resurfacing with use of a laser or dermabrasion. Sometime both methods are combined for the best result. However, you will still have a scar. You can only improve it, not make it disappear. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for dry, acne prone face?

Are there any natural remedies for dry, acne prone face?

You want natural?: You might just need a salicylic acid wash. This comes from the willow tree. Acne can be managed nowadays; a good personal physician, perhaps with an interest in natural healing, can be your best friend here. ...Read more

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Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Yes many: See your doctor for a discussion regarding what the alternatives for your skin condition include. Eczema affects many areas of the skin and scalp and there are different treatments available according to your particular situation. ...Read more

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Any natural creams that help with psoriasis?

Any natural creams that help with psoriasis?

No: You have to treat the underlying inflammatory process before the skin can improve. ...Read more

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What are some natural treatments against acne?

What are some natural treatments against acne?

Tea tree oil: It is a weak estrogen and don't be surprised if a guy gets gynecomastia or a girl gets irregular periods. Why not something evidence-based instead? This is the 21st century, all acne can be treated effectively by today's powerful rx's, and life's hard enough without having the superstitious idea that "natural" must be "better" because some of some sweet-talking huckster. You deserve effective rx. ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies for atopic dermatitis?

What are effective home remedies for atopic dermatitis?

Moisturize!!!!: Moisturizing is the most important treatment for dry skin. Olive oil, aloe vera, baby oil. All are okay find a moisturizer that you like best and moisturize often. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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