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Itchy rash: So much of the diagnosis depends on the location, duration and "itchiness" of the rash. Eczema is universally itchy and it has a predilection for certain areas of the body--arms, legs, neck and eyelids (there are many exceptions to this rule). It also has a characteristic appearance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cellulitis for 16 days (eczema related). 14 days on cloxaciline and now 4 days on Cefirax. symptoms improving but very slowly. Should I be worried?
Cellulitis: responds VERY slowly to ORAL antibiotics! As long as there is steady improvement NOT to WORRY! However if there is worsening (spreading) you may require a short course of IV antibiotics! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I've had cellulitis for 16 days now (eczema related). 14 days on cloxaciline and now 3 days on Cefirax. symptoms improving but very slowly. Any advice?
MRSA: If the response is slower than expected, one would need to consider MRSA as a potential cause. People with eczema tends to have staph colonization on the skin . I usually get a serum vitamin D3 level to make sure that they are not deficient on vitamin D3 which may help fend off skin infection. ...Read more
Moisturize: The primary treatment for eczema is to moisturize the skin. You can't moisturize too much. We often recommend cetaphil or eucerine but any good moisturizer is okay. You can also decrease bathing as this adds to decreasing the moisture of your skin so when you bathe use a cap of baby oil in the water and lotion up after. Use your steroid creams as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturize; HC cream: For mild to moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, available at most stores, and works well. A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. Examples: cetaphil, cerave, eucerin. Some people avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances due to sensitivity to the ingredients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat & Prevent: With all respect to the first responder, ultra-potent topical steroids are unnecessary in all but the most recalcitrant cases, in my experience. My basic approach to eczema treatment is to find the cause, which is usually there if you look for it. If eliminating the cause is impossible, medium-strength topical steroids and other treatments achieve control in most cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below link: A good question. Eczema typically presents with dry, inflamed, itchy skin. There are lots of different patterns of eczema too. Often your primary care doctor can treat this but you can also seek out a dermatologist. http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/eczema. ...Read more
Itchy round lesions: Nummular eczema appears on the skin as a circular shaped dry patch. There may be solitary or multiple patches. It may be confused for ringworm but can be distinguished by its lack of central clearing, and scaly dryness throughout the patch. It can be itchy as well. The treatments for nummular eczema are the same as for other forms of eczema, mild soaps, mouisturing creams, and topical steroids. ...Read more