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Eczema Signs And Symptoms
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy rash: So much of the diagnosis depends on the location, duration and "itchiness" of the rash. Eczema is universally itchy and it has a predilection for certain areas of the body--arms, legs, neck and eyelids (there are many exceptions to this rule). It also has a characteristic appearance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moisturize: The primary treatment for eczema is to moisturize the skin. You can't moisturize too much. We often recommend cetaphil or eucerine but any good moisturizer is okay. You can also decrease bathing as this adds to decreasing the moisture of your skin so when you bathe use a cap of baby oil in the water and lotion up after. Use your steroid creams as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturize; HC cream: For mild to moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, available at most stores, and works well. A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. Examples: cetaphil, cerave, eucerin. Some people avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances due to sensitivity to the ingredients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat & Prevent: With all respect to the first responder, ultra-potent topical steroids are unnecessary in all but the most recalcitrant cases, in my experience. 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Better with Time: Eczema is a chronic condition that can improve over time. Often it is worse as a child and slowly improves into adulthood. Signs of improvement include less frequent flares and less use of topical steroid creams. Make sure to always practice good skin hygiene measures with frequent moisturization even if your eczema is better controlled. In some cases eczema can worsen as an adult so stay vigilant ...Read more
See below link: A good question. Eczema typically presents with dry, inflamed, itchy skin. There are lots of different patterns of eczema too. Often your primary care doctor can treat this but you can also seek out a dermatologist. http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/eczema. ...Read more
Cellulitis for 16 days (eczema related). 14 days on cloxaciline and now 4 days on Cefirax. symptoms improving but very slowly. Should I be worried?
Cellulitis: responds VERY slowly to ORAL antibiotics! As long as there is steady improvement NOT to WORRY! However if there is worsening (spreading) you may require a short course of IV antibiotics! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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