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I have itchy skin that red and raised when I itch it. It comes in splotches sometimes. My dad had excema. Is this related?
DERMATITIS: Try the cream of your dad and if it helps it can be eczema. It is not contagious skin disorder but itchy and cured by moisturizer and steroid cream. ...Read more
TLC & MoIsturizer: Lots of lotion, cream or ointment without color or scent. Wash with water only, no (gentle) soap unless you see stubborn dirt, paint or poop. After bath time, pat dry and use olive oil to seal in the moisture. Use mild steroid cream like otc Hydrocortisone 1% cream or talk with your doc about something stronger. Figure out triggers like food, scented body products, detergent, fabric softener. ...Read more
Here are eczyma tips: To decrease your steroid use try a thick emollient moisturizer after you shower, don't shower too frequently and pat, not rub, dry. Try to figure out foods that irritate your skin. Use natural, "green earth friendly" laundry detergent and soaps. Tide, All, Ivory, Dove and Irish Spring are some of the worst offenders. ...Read more
Managed: It is often a chronic condition, but may go into remission if triggers can be avoided. For contact dermatitis identifying contact allergy with patch testing is important. Identificatuon of trigger foods with possible oral desentisation with oral desntization has been shown to lead to eczema free skin in about two thirds of individuals in 2 years. ...Read more
Possible eczema: I would agree with dr. Irizarry. I would add however that any eczematous problem that does not improve with appropriate treatment should have further evaluation by a dermatologist as a biopsy may be necessary. It is possible that the diagnosis may not be correct or the treatment may not be right on the mark. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturize skin: Children are often genetically predisposed to getting eczema, and it often is seen with other allergies and asthma. To treat you need to keep the skin well moisturized- use a daily moisturizing cream. Sometimes children may also need topical creams to help with the inflammation (such as hydrocortisone) or to combat a secondary bacterial infection. Anti-histamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flare-ups of eczema are traditionally treated with topical corticosteroids. These reduce inflammation in the skin and are safe and effective medicines when used correctly.
Topical steroids come in various strengths, and the least potent product that is effective should be used to control the inflammation.
See your dermatologist for therapy. ...Read more
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
Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. 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 at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good Skin Hygiene: Eczema can get better over time or it can be a lifelong condition. Take good care of your skin and eczema should be kept under control. Avoid long hot showers, avoid harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. See Allergist for more details. ...Read more
Partially: Eczema has a definite hereditary component. Children of parents with a history of allergic diseases such as eczema, hay fever, and asthma are at higher risk of developing asthma. However, eczema can occur in families where there is no history of allergies or eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The best way to improve eczema is by stopping inflammation causing grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation
Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective.
Probonix probiotic and vitD3 10k IU/day help reduce the inflammation as well. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause of eczema: Genes. Eczema is a genetic predisposition to have dry skin, which then becomes inflamed. Several things make eczema worse, like dry air, wind, shampoo, wool, sweating, animal dander. Things that help eczema are humidifiers, thick emollients used daily, wearing long sleeves/pants and socks/shoes. Topical steroids are best treatment for active flare ups. ...Read more
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