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Treatments for eczema?

Treatments for eczema?

Steroid creams: Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that is in the allergy-family of reactions. Most commonly, eczema is treated with topical steroid creams or ointments, starting at the milder strengths and working our way up as needed. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

Hydrocortisone: Also look for moisterizers with ceremides. Eucerin, aveeno eczema care, etc. First soak in water for a long time----at least until fingers wrinkle----then rub in cream soon after. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help eczema nor will it reduce itch. ...Read more

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Appropriate remedies for scabies cream for children?

Appropriate remedies for scabies cream for children?

? question: I'm not sure what your question is here. What remedy for a cream are you looking for? If the kids have scabies, the cream is the remedy. Apply it as directed by the pharmacist. If you have questions about how to do that, call your pharmacy back for instructions. ...Read more

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Which special treatments are there for eczema?

Which special treatments are there for eczema?

Eczema: 1. Skin hydration is the key. Bath or short shower, immediate towel dry, apply thick cream e.G eucerin/cetaphil/ nutraderm (low water content), or aquaphor/ vaseline (zero water), etc. 2. Itching: benadryl, (diphenhydramine) allegra, Claritin helps. 3. Creams rx by ur doc: different steroid cream/ointment, tacrolimus cream. If severe, oral cyclosporine, uv light. 4. Reduce stress, strong detergent, overheating skin. ...Read more

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Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

Treatments for sporiasis artritis?

See rheum : Psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist. An evaluate you best and determine your treatment. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for children with asthma?

What are the treatments for children with asthma?

Many: Short-actiing bronchodilator for acute attack, long-acting one along with inhaled steroid for maintenance. Singulair (montelukast) is often used on children as well . Even more important, learn to avoid asthma triggers with the help from an allergist. Allergy shots may often be very effective conferring long-term benefits. ...Read more

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Treatment for colic for adults?

Treatment for colic for adults?

Try to find cause: Try to find a cause. It can be antibiotics, an infection, autoimmune. The choice of medication depends on the cause. Good luck and have a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How effective are steroids for treating croup?

How effective are steroids for treating croup?

Yes, moderate/severe: Croup is an infection (typically viral) of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). Characterised by a barking cough, hoarse voice and noisy breathing. It is most common in young children as their airways are narrow and more prone to swelling. In moderate or severe croup (stridor and increased rate and work of breathing) a child may be treated with oral Dexamethasone to settle the swelling ...Read more

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How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

How effective is phototherapy treatment for pityriasis lichenoides chronica on african americans?

Pityriasis lichenoid: It is difficult to treat but I have had some caucasian patients that have responded to phototherapy for this condition. Since black skin contains a spf of about 12 the dose of the light would need to be adjusted. It is a relatively benign treatment so it is worth a trial. ...Read more

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How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more

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Are homeopathic treatments effective for psoriasis?

Are homeopathic treatments effective for psoriasis?

No.: With all due respect to the non-dermatologist who answered in the affirmative, there is no convincing scientific evidence that homeopathic treatments have any measurable effect on psoriasis, and no plausible theory that explains why they would. Sorry, but those are the facts. ...Read more

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What are some non prescription treatments for scalp psoriasis?

None are effective: You can try dandruff shampoos but the most effective treatments and shampoos are prescription only. ...Read more

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What are the most effective gbm treatments for children?

What are the most effective gbm treatments for children?

Radiation and chemo: Assuming gbm is glioblastoma, unfortunately, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the only modalities that have been tested. Radiation must be used very carefully in children, because of the side effects. If those fail, you might consider entering an experimental new drug protocol at a major medical center or childrens hospital. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for childhood leukemia?

Are there effective natural treatments for childhood leukemia?

Unfortunately, no.: No natural treatments have been proven to cure this. Treatment of childhood leukemia requires chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy and stem cell transplantation.Working with an experienced pediatric oncologist is a must! ...Read more

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What treatments are there for atopic dermatitis?

What treatments are there for atopic dermatitis?

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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Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Yes: There are official treatment guidelines published for bronchiolitis for example from the american academy of pediatrics. You may be able to view these if you go to their website and look for treatment guidelines. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for rosacea?

What are some effective treatments for rosacea?

Tetracyclines: The most effective treatments for rosacea are oral tetracycline antibiotics, with Doxycycline and minocyclines being the most effective. Topical medications containing metronidazole, sulfa, and azaleic acid are also helpful. There is a new gel containing brimonidine that should be available later this year that temporarily reduces the redness. ...Read more

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What are best treatments for children with tracheomalacia?

What are best treatments for children with tracheomalacia?

Non surgical: Tracheomalacia is rarely serious enough to need surgery. The best treatments are pulmonary medications like asthma medications. If necessary, nighttime CPAP or bipap therapy like used for sleep apnea can help a lot. It is best to make sure there isn't an underlying cause. Tracheomalacia is not the same as laryngomalacia and is not related. ...Read more

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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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