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Facial Eczema Treatment
Treat & Prevent: 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. A dermatologist will be able to tailor a treatment to your specific situation. ...Read more
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
Treat dry skin: Treating the dry skin often will get rid of most of the eczematous areas. Aquaphor is an extremely greasy lubricant that is often needed to treat moderate to severe eczema. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone may be needed as well, but they can cause patchy discoloration of the face and so should be used with caution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypo- and hyperpigmentation on my face due to eczema. How can I make these marks disappear ? Is there a treatment ?
I suffer seborrheic eczema especially in the face. Ketoisdin cream i was prescribed. I wonder if there is any other alternative treatment.
Hi Doctor, is there a good treatment to help ease eczema on the face? I've had a bad flare up over the last week, and anti histamines do not work.
Depends on symptoms: Eczema can be treated with a cream or topical solution, however many very effective oral medications are now available. Oral medications work systemically, and treat the source of your Eczema, and can relieve almost all of your symptoms and dry skin with a daily maintenance medication. ...Read more
Yes: Most infants and tots will grow out of their eczema. But not all will. And it might take a few years. So you should treat in in the meantime. Start with topicals like vaseline, aquaphor or eucerin. Try diaper ointments. My rule of thumb is that it should come from a tub/jar, not a pump bottle. Then if that isn't enough, then talk to your doctor for a prescription. Keep them from scratching! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Topical Steroids: For eczema flares, the best medicine is topical steroid creams/ointments. Apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Other treatments include avoiding long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream at least twice a day. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night and chlorine baths if more severe ...Read more
Depends on severity: Eczema is the result of dry skin. Dry skin itches leading to scratching & an endless cycle of itching & scratching resulting in skin damage. Because the skin barrier is compromised you can rehydrate the skin by soaking in a warm tub. Soap not needed. Immediately after bathing trap the moisture in the skin with vaseline, ointments or creams. Avoid lotions. Tougher cases need steroids & antibiotics. ...Read more
See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more
Eczema treatment: Moisturizer plays an important role in keeping your skin healthy. You should apply moisturizer as many time as possible to keep your skin moist. Avoiding irritant like soap, apply cortisone cream otc and giving otc antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) will help decrease the inflammation and itchiness. Thus prevent the itch-scratch cycle that aggravates the skin. See a doctor for antibiotic if it's infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical meds: skin hydration and moisturizers are the most important parts of controlling eczema. This includes reducing bathing with harsh soaps and shampoos. Also avoid detergents with perfumes or colors added. When eczema flares up, you may also need a topical steroid cream in order to control it. Eczematous skin can also get infected, so if it looks bad, please see your regular doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...Read more
Good skin care.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's 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. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see your doctor for additional management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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