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Suffering from a typical type of eczema from 6-7 months.Only skin under fingertips peeling out and feeling very itchy at that area.

Suffering from a typical type of  eczema from 6-7 months.Only skin under fingertips peeling out and feeling very itchy at that area.

Hand Dermatitis: If an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream isn't helping and you have been moisturizing aggressively, you may want to see your dermatologist. Hand dermatitis usually requires the use of a higher potency steroid than one you can get over the counter in addition to aggressive use of emollients. Get checked out to see what is actually going on. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My mum suffers from bad eczema on her fingertips. What's a good hand cream/remedy for this?

My mum suffers from bad eczema on her fingertips. What's a good hand cream/remedy for this?

Avoidance/Moisturize: Avoidance of triggers is important. Wear gloves when washing dishes, limit frequent hand washing with harsh soaps, frequently moisturize with fragrant-free lotions (I like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Eucerin). In addition can apply Aquaphor or Vaseline to hands at night and cover with cotton gloves to help seal in moisture. If severe, prescription topical corticosteroid ointment applied is effective. ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

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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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily.See your doc if you need. ...Read more

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