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How Can I Heal My Childs Eczema On Her Face
Eczema on face: Try to identify the triggers, and eliminate them. Some common triggers are soaps, detergents, milk and eggs. In general, topical steroids are not recommended on the face, but if the eczema is very bad, you could apply a very thin layer of Hydrocortisone 0.5%. It's always prudent to take your child to a pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cortisone cream: Eczema can be acute or chronic and has multiple causes. You can try over the counter cortisone (1% hydrocortisone), but long-term use can thin the skin. Also, sometimes a rash around the mouth in women is perioral dermatitis, which may be worsened by cortisone and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Is lichenification on face due to eczema permanent?If not how many days will my skin take to heal and is there any medication for healing it?
I have eczema and i've had it on my face since october. How many times a day should I wash my face and moisturize my face until it heals?
Eczema: It would be important for you to see a dermatologist. It is unusual to get eczema on your face so it should be thoroughly investigated. If it is eczema you would not want to wash it very often and treat it with topical corticosteroids or other topical immunosuppressant and emollients such as aquaphor healing ointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6mo old with bug bites from 6wks ago that won't heal.. Most on her face. Should i put anything one them? She's on 0.05% betamethasone for eczema.
NO: I wouldn't put any topical steroids on them, especially something as strong as betamethasone. You should call her dermatologist and try mixing some vitamin e with any of her hypoallergenic lotions and applying that to her face twice daily. Cerave sa or amlactin might be a good choice to break down any top crust and vit e can help in healing. ...Read more
I've always had eczema since a child. I used to get it on my hands constantly now i'm older and i get it on my neck, arms, face and hair, is it normal?
Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis (infantile eczema) is most common in babies and children. Some children with atopic dermatitis outgrow it or have milder cases as they get older. Also, a person may get atopic dermatitis as an adult. I am 70 yo and still have it. You can consult dermatologist for treatment.Harsh soaps or detergents, stress, dry cold weather worsen condition. ...Read more
Multifaceted: Proper treatment for eczema should start with identifying any possible triggers for worsening. A proper skincare regimen starting with a topical emollient is of utmost importance. Then depending on severity, medications such as topical steroids or other prescription products are available. talk with your pediatrician about tips to limit eczema flare ups (bath time, light towel drying, etc) ...Read more
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
Eczema: Eczema is dryness of the skin and is very common in children. The most important part of therapy is moisturizing the skin often. The more you moisturize the less need there is for treatment with topical steroids. But topical steroids are used frequently and can help keep the flare up of eczema in check. Talk with your doctor as to which steroid is right for your child or yourself. ...Read more
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