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What do you suggest if my mum suffers with really bad eczema on her fingertips- does anyone know of a good handcream/remedy for this?
See MD: If it is really that bad, she probably needs a prescription strength steroid cream. I'd see a physician ...Read more
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
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
My mother is suffering form typical type of eczema form last 6-7 months.Her skin at fingertips are peeling out & also have itching at that area.
Eczema: She should see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My 4 yr old has splitting eczema on his fingertips that isn't healing despite using emollient in bath, moisturisers and steroid cream. What can I do?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer