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Doctor insights on: Eczema Treated Medication

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Can eczema be treated without medication?

Can eczema be treated without medication?

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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Any there any good medications to use for eczema?

Any there any good medications to use for eczema?

Topical steroids : The mainstay for treating eczema are a number of prescription topical steroid creams and ointments. They come in a variety of strengths that are used for different areas of the body. Overuse of these medications can lead to side effects such as thinning of the skin and lightening the color of the skin. Use only unscented soaps and moisturizers also. See a dermatologist for treament options. ...Read more

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Should I consider using topical medications to treat eczema?

Yes: I often use a combination of topical medications and moisturizers to treat eczema. I always investigate the triggers for eczema or contribution of a possible allergic contact dermatitis to help establish a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have xeronic eczema! what should I do? What medication & life style?

I have xeronic eczema! what should I do? What medication & life style?

Eczema : Eczema and xerosis (dry skin) often respond to moisturizers and topical corticosteroid cream for short periods of time. A humidifier when the air is dry is helpful. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is, in your opinion, the most effective medication/drug in treating eczema? What other nonpharmacological tips can you give on treating eczema?

What is, in your opinion, the most effective medication/drug in treating eczema? What other nonpharmacological tips can you give on treating eczema?

Eczema treatment: Eczema is a disease of skin inflammation and infection. There are also many triggers for its flare like allergies, stress, infections and micronutrient deficiency. The best way to treat it is to avoid irritant like soap, moisturize your skin frequently and apply topical anti-inflammatory medication like cortisone cream or ointment. You might need antibiotic when there is signs of infection. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medication for eczema?

What is the best OTC medication for eczema?

Eczema control: Eliminating irritants, fragrances, dyes, using a mild cleanser w/o washcloth or sponge, not using hot water in shower, moisturizing with fragrance-free cream/ointment for sensitive skin all help with improving eczema. Hydrocortisone ointments may help but care must be taken in where they are used and for how long as they can damage skin. Around eyes, they can increase pressure and lead to glaucoma. ...Read more

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What are the best medications for eczema and/or rosacea?

Two entirely differ: These are two entirely different disease entities and i would first recommend evaluation by dermatologist to establish a definitive diagnosis. Eczema is generally treated with topical steroids and rosacea with prevention and topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best oral medication for eczema? Creams arent enough...

What is the best oral medication for eczema? Creams arent enough...

Oral meds for eczema: If eczema is severe enough to require oral medications, immunosuppressive drugs like neoral, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) and others can be used, but we try our best to make patients feel better without. Prednisone makes eczema better but it will flare again as soon as Prednisone is done. Keeping a person on Prednisone long term can have drastic consequences to his/her health. Many topical meds to help with eczema. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more

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My four year old son suffers from eczema, what can I use on him for treating it or which medications can help him?

My four year old son suffers from eczema, what can I use on him for treating it or which medications can help him?

Eczema : Moisturize frequently with a fragrance free cream such as cereve or eucerin , dermatologist prescribed topical creams either steroid or non steroid are viable options. ...Read more