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I have allergic dermatitis. Last month during vacation sunbathed w/ one eczema w/ sunscreen. The rash is gone but the skin is lighter. Is it normal?

I have allergic dermatitis. Last month during vacation sunbathed w/ one eczema w/ sunscreen. The rash is gone but the skin is lighter. Is it normal?

Yes: Sun exposure can decrease the severity of eczema. However, chronic exposure to the sun with or without sun burn can increase sun damage (not visible to the naked eye) and that can later lead to skin cancer. Ask your dermatologist or md for good moisturizer recommendations and for topical steroid oil or cream recommendations. This is safer that long term tanning for your eczema. ...Read more

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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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Which sunscreen is ok to use on a baby with eczema?

Which sunscreen is ok to use on a baby with eczema?

Any sunblock...: ...That has a cream or lotion base would be suitable. Gels and sprays often contain alcohol, and will sting when applied to eczematous skin. I have been assured by multiple industry sources that sunscreen lotions marked "for babies" are identical to the same brand-names marketed to adults, so don't waste time or money seeking out some special "baby sunscreen.". ...Read more

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What sunscreen do I have to use when i go abroad ? Note I have mild eczema

What sunscreen do I have to use when i go abroad ? Note I have mild eczema

Sunscreens: Depending on how sunny it is where you are going, you may want to choose a broad spectrum (uvb and uva) sunscreen with a high spf. For sensitive skin that may be irritated by chemicals in sunscreens, you may want to choose a sunscreen may only with physical blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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I have eczema cn u please tell me what things should I avoid n what precautions should I take?

I have eczema cn u please tell me what things should I avoid n what precautions should I take?

Big answer: Obviously you should avoid things that trigger eczema flare-ups, if you are aware of them. Keeping the skin from drying out is always helpful. In this short space it is not easy to more totally answer your question. You should see a dermatologist to best recommend what might work well for you. ...Read more

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I have eczema n my dr predcribed hydrocortison n few moisturing cream , but soon after i finish them again it returns, what shall i do?Can it be cured

I have eczema  n my dr predcribed hydrocortison n few moisturing cream , but soon after i finish them again it returns, what shall i do?Can it be cured

Keep going: Eczema is a chronic condition that will require ongoing maintenance. You should: -use steroids for flare ups -use a gentle moisturizer for sensitive skin daily. Vanicream is a good choice -avoid fragrance -minimize the use of harsh soaps. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily.See your doc if you need. ...Read more

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How to manage eczema?

How to manage eczema?

Moisturise: Eczema is a dry / itchy skin condition caused by impaired barrier function rendering the skin more sensitive. The mainstay of treatment is regular daily emollient / moisturiser to nourish the skin and improve its barrier function. Moisturise the whole body. Intermittent targeted use of corticosteroid ointment can be used for flare ups. Caution with soaps. www.dermnetnz.org/topics/atopic-eczema/ ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Yes, it can be.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. It can occur in any age, most often it affects infants and young children. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Blame your parents?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I blame my parents whenever i get the chance, that's what they are there for! ...Read more

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How eczema can be cured?

How eczema can be cured?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What is good for eczema?

Avoid triggers.: Eczema flare-ups may have a specific trigger, such as a food or heat or perspiration or tobacco smoke. Scratching is a trigger too. Keeping the skin hydrated with moisturizers is the core of treatment - specially after bathing. Steroid creams can stop the itch-scratch-itch cycle of flare-ups. Some studies suggest getting enough vitamin vitamin d, omega 3's & probioitmay help - but not proven. ...Read more

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What is done for eczema?

What is done for eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How can eczema be treated?

How can eczema be treated?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How to help my sons eczema?

How to help my sons eczema?

Take Steps: Moisturize frequently-3-4 times per day. Use cortisone cream for bad patches. Consider a prescription strength medication if the 1st 2 steps do not help.See the doctor if all else fails.Make sure you eliminate any triggers of the problem if possible. ...Read more

Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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