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How Can I Avoid Eczema
It's genetic: Most eczema is due to genetically inherited skin defects. This results in chronic dry skin often with rash and itching. Flare ups can be reduced by gentle skin care, using fragrance and dye free skin care products, and applying a high quality moisturizer after bathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple: Children who have undergone controlled food challenges, milk, soy, wheat, peanut and fish account for 90% of food allergens that cause atopic dermatitis (or eczema) flares. This does not mean that you are allergic to all of the above categories, but that these are the most common culprits. Rotating elimination diet monthly is probably more practical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limit exposures.: Instead of focusing on what cannot be used. change the idea into items than CAN be used. Soaps for skin: IVORY, DOVE. Laundry Detergents: Dreft. Use these for the items the child comes in contact with; and always remember that they come into cntact with bedclothes, and your clothes as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: Eczema is not related to food. Genetics & dry skin are usual factors. Soaps can be important because caustic soaps such as ivory will aggravate it. Dove, eucerin, neutragena, cerave are good. Soak in bath, then use moisturizer. Probably will need prescription ointment; meanwhile try otc hydrocortisone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big answer: Obviously you should avoid things that trigger eczema flare-ups, if you are aware of them. Keeping the skin from drying out is always helpful. In this short space it is not easy to more totally answer your question. You should see a dermatologist to best recommend what might work well for you. ...Read more
Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?
Avoid allergens: Keeping your skin moist with bland lotions or ointments is essential. Common avoidable topical allergens include fragrances (organic or not), cocamidopropyl betaine (often in wipes and hand sanitizers), kathon, propylene glycol, and disperse blue. Petrolatum jelly is probably the least allergenic and most effective moisturizer for hand eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any specific products ingredients to avoid for lip eczema? I know SLS is to be avoided, other than that, anymore?
Mouth preparations: Try stopping using toothpaste , mouth-wash, and lip stick for a week and see if the problem resolves. Use baking soda to brush teeth. If this helps, you may resume adding one item back at 1-week interval to see which product may be causing your problem. Although it is possible to be allergic to steroid cream, the incidence is rare. Consider trying a HC ointment in the meanwhil ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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