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Eczema Vs Dry Skin
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
Atopic dermatitis: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eczema/basics/definition/con-20032073 for info on eczema aka atopic dermatitis which is a condition leading to red itchy skin which may or may not be dry. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/causes/con-20030009 for info on (not so) common causes of dry skin like hot water, harsh soaps, sun exposure, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Eczema is a form of hereditary dry skin that waxes and wanes and is more prominent in childhood. It is usually accompanied by cradle cap in infants and severe itching. Eczema has a particular pattern in the skin and it changes as you age, and mostly resolves in adolescence. People with eczema tend to have allergic problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?
Doc needs to examine: Many skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Some preventive measures: take warm showers (hot ones strip natural oils; baths do likewise); moisturize immediately after shower; if in sun or wind, moisturize & use sunblock; avoid strong soaps/body washes. ...Read more
Good evening ,I wish that you would take my message into consideration.In fact i suffer from dry skin and eczema .I could not know what it is its name?
Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?
I have always had dry skin and suffered from eczema, but here recently I have had some spots pop up that are concerning me.
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. 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) at night, phototherapy, and chlorine baths if more severe. ...Read more
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See a doctor: Over the counter sarna and eucerin eczema cream are good until you see your doctor. There are many instructions to learn and prescriptions available for this condition. Remember flare ups occur under stress and coping skills and problem solving abilities help greatly with contolling this problem. ...Read more
My partner has eczema . Now he has discovered whit dry skin on his penis . Could this b the same?
DERMATITIS: You can try putting your cream on the genitals, if persistent see your md. It can be something else. ...Read more
What brands of over-the-counter creams are most helpful, or most recommended by doctors, for dry skin eczema?
Ceramide creams: The molecular defect in eczema skin is in the proper generation of barriers. Ceramides are found to be deficient in eczema skin. In addition to topical steroids, i generally recommend applying a ceramide containing cream (cerave or cetaphil restoraderm) first, and then 'seal' it on top with a more moisturizing lotion such as eucerin original lotion, or aquaphor if you are very dry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema runs in family & I have problems with dry skin on whole body. The skin on my face peels easy but Not itchy at all. Can it be eczema still?
Are there any home remedies to cure severe eczema and dry skin on palms? I would like to try other methods before considering to take steroids. Thanks
I squirt water on myself becos i don't perspire much. Would d evaporation dry up my skin? I moisturise everyday but i've dry skin due to eczema. Thank you!
Water dries skin: Water actually dries out the skin. Eczema is a dry skin condition. You need to moisturizer frequently with creams and ointment (lotions are less moisturizing) such as cetaphil, cerave, aquaphor, vaseline. Avoid washing in hot water and avoid drying soaps. Use moisturizing cleansers without fragrance. ...Read more
Carefully: Eczema treatment depends partly on how bad it is, where it is, and how long it has been going on. People with mild eczema (that started recently) of the eyelids or near the eyelids usually benefit from over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream for a few days to a week or so. To avoid long-term hydrocortisone use on the eyelids, dermatologists have some non-cortisone creams (Protopic and Elidel). ...Read more
Part of the disease: Eczema is a general term. You don't describe the bumps; when limited to the lower legs, there are some specific diseases. Generalized itching get be the result of allergy to environmental allergens, contact allergens (jewelry, cosmetics), irritation by shaving or other methods of hair removal. Less frequently, some systemic diseases. Without more information, i can't be more specific. ...Read more
Bad eczema and really bad dry skin, what do you recommend for lotions? That won't sting when I use it?
Eczema: Use eucerin, cerave, vanicream, or plain vaseline, the greasier the better. You need to do it regularly and it will stop stinging in a few days once your skin is hydrated. Wrap the affected skin over night with gauze to keep the moisturizer in direct contact with the skin for better effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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