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Eczema Skin Disease Treatment
Yes: Dermatology is the correct field if you are looking for a physician who treats all types of skin disease, especially skin cancers, which are very common. Some dermatologic manifestations may be an indicator of systemic disease or disease of an organ system that causes a skin problem, but your dermatologist will be able to recognize and clarify this for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: By definition, the term neurodermatitis implies no infection or disease but a nervous need to scratch. The nervous need to scratch may make other people nervous as well, but this is not truly contagious. ...Read more
Flaky cheeks/eyebrows, burning, red. History of eczema. Elidel, (pimecrolimus) azoles, tea tree worsening problem. Could it be eczema not seb derm?
Rarely: While some atopic patients can become so severe that their condition progresses to an exfoliative dermatitis this is very rare. We also call exfoliative dermatitis "erythroderma" depending on the clinical appearance. If you have this then you need a dermatologist. This can be a very challenging thing to treat. ...Read more
See below: Psoriasis: topicals, phototherapy and systemics like biologic response modifier enbrel (etanercept). Ichthyosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited condition. Treatment includes: prescribing specialized creams or ointments to help moisturize the skin, get rid of dead skin and help control inflammation and itching. Ingredients: Lactic Acid or other Alpha hydroxy acids and retinoids. ...Read more
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
Sometimes overlap: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can often overlap with scalp psoriasis in a disease termed sebopsoriasis. Both conditions are from scalp inflammation. The treatments are often quite similar using topical steroid solutions/shampoos/foams and keratolytic (scale removing) shampoos and topicals. See a dermatologist to see if you have one or the other or the combined form (sebopsoriasis). ...Read more
Treat itch, triggers: There are 4 basic principles to treating atopic dermatitis: 1: controlling itch with antihistamines, 2: good skin care for dryness, 3: using anti-inflammatory medications like steroid creams and elidel/protopic type agents, and 4: studying and addressing triggers (like food or animal allergies or chemicals that irritate sensitive skin, or superinfection with staph). See dermatologist or allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: My treatment of eczema is three-fold. 1. Moisturization is most important with a thick ointment or cream-based moisturizer. 2. Prescription medications are often needed to treat the inflammation 3. Sometimes, anti-itch medications are needed to prevent scratching and worsening of the eczema. ...Read more
How to treat dark scar leftovers of eczema or any other skin disease? Pls suggest products to lighten the dark scars on the skin.
Numerous options: First avoid any sun exposure with sun block and minimize inflammation or irritation which can produce post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Peels and/or bleaching cream containing hydroquinone, retin-a, and triamcinolone are commonly used. If due to increased vasculature, lasers may be useful as well. Silicone gel sheeting and pressure as well as injected steroids may also be lighten/flatten scars. ...Read more
Eczema Mimics: There are several skin conditions that appear similarly to eczema. Psoriasis is most often confused with eczema because they share a defining characteristic, inflammation of the skin. Eczema usually begins during childhood whereas Psoriasis typically starts in adulthood. See a Dermatologist or Allergist to determine if you are suffering from eczema or unrelated skin condition. ...Read more
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
Eczema/skin moisture: Correct in eczema--also known as atopic dermatitis--the skin barrier function is impaired, resulting in increased transepidermal water loss as well as increased risk of exogenous allergen exposure. Hence the associated rash, pruritus, and frequently xerotic skin observed in this condition, along with potential other co-morbidities (asthma, allergic rhinitis, and nasal polyps in some patients). ...Read more
Does anyone use protopic ointment for eczema and other skin conditions? I heard there were some dangers.
Don't worry.: There is no credible evidence that Protopic ointment causes skin cancer in humans. There is a warning label in the package insert, but it is based on data from mice who were *fed* huge quantities of the active ingredient. So if you are a mouse who loves to eat protopic, you might have a problem; if you are a human who is applying it to your skin in reasonable amounts, don't worry about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if two people that have eczema (skin condition) will their offspring have it as well?
Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that seems to be due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. A family history of this condition definitely puts offspring at risk for eczema as this condition tends to be passed on genetically. ...Read more
Anti-Inflammatory: Skin integrity is determined by complex network of cells, lipids, and proteins. Any disruption of this network, like eczema, can interfere with the ability of the skin to function as an effective barrier. "Cracks" allow irritants and allergens to penetrate the skin and contact immune cells, leading to the release of pro-inflammatory mediators leading to eczema. Steroids reduce this inflammation. ...Read more
Moisturizers: The key to improve eczema is to keep the skin moisturized. You need to apply it twice a day, once after showering and you need to keep your showers short and don't use very hot water. Choose a fragrance free moistuizer such as cerave, you can also use vegetable shortening for night time. ...Read more
Hi, Is there anything more I can do apart from cortisones, steroids and skin care to treat eczema. Any other treatment option available. Help. Thanks?
Accessory Treatments: Things you can do to improve eczema: 1 Avoid triggers- ex dietary vs clothing, allergens. 2 Add an antihistamine 3 Keep the skin extremely moisturized, you can use a thick gel like vaseline 4 Short hydratint baths, sometimes with oatmeal producs. 5 visit a naturopath regarding accessory treatments, 6 dietary changes, avoid milk, gluten etc. ...Read more
After a severe eczema/acne flare-up,there is now a small beige patch on my skin. Is there any treatment to make it "disappear"?Does it ever go away?
Treatment for nummular eczema. Currently using fucicort cream. Moisturizing skin well and using mild cleanser,free & clear detergent no dryer sheets?
Steroid injection?: If the cause can be identified (drug reaction, fungal infection, contact allergen etc), avoidance would be the best step. Absent that, wrapping the area with Saran Wrap after you have applied the cortisone cream at bedtime and remove it the next morning for a few days may be helpful. For the resistant cases, I would consider injecting cortisone directly into the skin rash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment resistant hand eczema. Creams are not working, and skin on fingers is very thick, I am ashamed of my hands and hide them in public now!
Head eczema meds: You can try derma-smoothe scalp oil. Cream tends not to work well in the hairy area where the medication can't reach the affected skin. Apply with a tooth brush and leave it over night until the rashes go away. If it does not, please see a doctor since it might be something else and not eczema. ...Read more
Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more
As a permanent eczema sufferer, I've long struggled to find a way to ease the itching despite treatments for dry skin. Even if I constantly moisturise, there is still no way to know when and why an itch or rash will emerge. Have you any suggestions?
Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)
A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more
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