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How can I avoid eczema?

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 more

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What foods should I avoid for my eczema?

What foods should I avoid for my eczema?

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 more

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Could changing the way i eat like avoiding certain foods help with eczema?

Could changing the way i eat like avoiding certain foods help with eczema?

Eczema and Food: The most common foods that are related to allergies and eczema are wheat, eggs, soy, milk, peanuts and fish. ...Read more

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What cleansing ingredients do I need to avoid if my baby has eczema?

What cleansing ingredients do I need to avoid if my baby has eczema?

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 more

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Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

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 more

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I have eczema cn u please tell me what things should I avoid n what precautions should I take?

I have eczema cn u please tell me what things should I avoid n what precautions should I take?

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

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Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Chemicals: There are numerous ingredients and perfumes all of which could be irritating to eczema skin. Use vegetable soaps like castille soap or anything mild...Glycerin based soaps as well.. Then after bathing pat dry- don't rub and lotion up then. The lotion will be absorbed better. ...Read more

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Are there any products I should avoid while I have eczema patches on my hands?

Are there any products I should avoid while I have eczema patches on my hands?

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 more

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Any specific products ingredients to avoid for lip eczema? I know SLS is to be avoided, other than that, anymore?

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 more

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My doctor told me to avoid taking hot showers while I had a flare-up of my eczema. Why is this?

My doctor told me to avoid taking hot showers while I had a flare-up of my eczema. Why is this?

Dries out your skin: Hot water is more likely to strip the natural oils off your skin. These oils are essential to keeping your skin healthy. Removing them leads to drier skin which can flare eczema. Using warm or cool water helps keep your skin protected. ...Read more

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