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Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream, Cetaphil or Eucerin. 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) with Aquaphor at night and chlorine baths if more severe. ...Read more
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. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if severe. ...Read more
See below: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion several times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see his doctor for additional management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can i treat eczema? I'm currently using Beprogel Topical solution. Is there any other options without steroid content?
Elidel (pimecrolimus): Yes. Only avaialble on Rx. An excellent medication and not a steroid. ...Read more
Son with eczema. He constantly scratches and cries. I've tried cortisone, curel, petroleum, wet wraps, etc. Need a new solution.
Try These:: Ask your doctor about tacrolimus (brand name Protopic) and pimecrolimus (brand-name: Elidel). They're new and probably worth a try. Expensive (about $1.25 a capsule). Hopefully you've been prescribed a steroid stronger than cortisone. Some mothers have found that topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream helps somewhat. Also think if something in the diet is making things worse (food allergy) or the environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been reading about topical steroid addiction/steroid induced eczema - what are your thoughts on the condition, and if believed, best solution?
Tapering off steroid: This has been a challenging problem for several years. Prolonged use of topical steroids leads to erythema and some atrophy of the skin. This leads to an ever increasing strength of the topical to control it which makes it worse. Gradual tapering off the topical steroids and sometimes patch testing for possible allergy is warranted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have bad eczema flare ups and its painful. Ie tried everything and the dr referred me to a derm got stronger cortizone (hydrocortisone) is there a natural solution?
Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more