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How long the the itch from eczema last?

How long the the itch from eczema last?

Depends : Itch usually precedes the rash of eczema and continues unless eczema is properly treated with rx topical therapy. If not tx'd it can become infected. Bc eczema is a chronic condition, it tends to recur for many years-depends on environmental allergen exposure and genetics. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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I have eczema on the inner elbows-- both of them. I was just wondering how long eczema lasts. ?

I have eczema on the inner elbows-- both of them. I was just wondering how long eczema lasts. ?

Depends on cause: Eczema usually starts in early childhood and often improves in late teens and early adulthood, but it depends on underlyiing cause and preventive skin care. Eczema can be cause by contact to specific allergens like nickle or irritants, or irritants like soaps, excessive dryness, rough fabrics, or even excessive sweating. Use gentle cleansers and lotions to moisturize and avoid scratching. ...Read more

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Used desonide for baby eczema for the last 2 weeks. How long should I take a break before resuming?

Used desonide for baby eczema for the last 2 weeks.  How long should I take a break before resuming?

2 weeks: If you have been using desonide twice daily for 2 weeks, you should take a break for at least 2 weeks before resuming. As a rule of thumb, 2 weeks is the maximum number of days in a row to use twice daily topical steroids. If you are using topical steroids only once daily, then you may use them for a month. Use caution on the face and genital regions with topical steroids (can thin skin). ...Read more

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How long does it usually take from first contracting eczema herpeticum to the skin breaking out with fluid filled spots/crusty skin?

How long does it usually take from first contracting eczema herpeticum to the skin breaking out with fluid filled spots/crusty skin?

Eczema Herpeticum: 5-12 days. Read about it here===>http://www.Buzzle.Com/articles/eczema-herpeticum-symptoms.Html. As you probably know, there are less common, but potential more serious side effects than the usual blistering rash, fever, and discomfort that you get with an attack. It is best to contact your dermatologist to discuss controlling and treating the attack. ...Read more

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Prednisone & clindycine with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cetaphil eczema calming lotion. My face is now scanned over, no more weeping. How long will this last?

Prednisone & clindycine with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cetaphil eczema calming lotion. My face is now scanned over, no more weeping. How long will this last?

Depends: Prednisone will likely control most skin inflammation but may cause serious side effects if taken for a long time. It is also unusual for atopic eczema to involve the face alone. Whether the condition will return or not depends on the actual cause of the disease. If clindamycin is used at low dose regularly as an anti-inflammatory agent , it may well control the disease process. ...Read more

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How long can you use protopic for eczema?

How long can you use protopic for eczema?

For a long time: Products like Protopic are used most effectively and safely if they are used intermittently along with other alternate treatments such as topical steroids. ...Read more

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Suffering from eczema since last few years.Please suggest treatment.

Suffering from eczema since last few years.Please suggest treatment.

Eczema treatment: Moisturizer plays an important role in keeping your skin healthy. You should apply moisturizer as many time as possible to keep your skin moist. Avoiding irritant like soap, apply cortisone cream otc and giving otc antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) will help decrease the inflammation and itchiness. Thus prevent the itch-scratch cycle that aggravates the skin. See a doctor for antibiotic if it's infected. ...Read more

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What is a safe systemic medication that can be taken for long periods to treat severe eczema?

What is a safe systemic medication that can be taken for long periods to treat severe eczema?

Eczema treatment: Beside oral antihistamine (claritin, zyrtec, (cetirizine) allergra...) to control itch, there are no safe long term systemic medication. Eczema is a disease of skin inflammation and super infection. Topical medications work best and it has less side effects. Keep your skin moist all the time by applying moisturizer generously after a shower or bath. See a doctor for antibiotic if there is signs of infection. ...Read more

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I have scabs on the top of my bottom I'm a long time suffer of eczema and these scabs aren't healing please help ?

I have scabs on the top of my bottom I'm a long time suffer of eczema and these scabs aren't healing please help ?

Eczema: It sounds like you have an infection on your bottom that is not healing. Your best bet is to go see your doctor or a dermatologist to treat this as well as get your eczema under control ...Read more

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I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

Yes: Crusting and eczema in your nipple could be a sign of inflammation, dermatitis, the most important consideration is that you should see your primary doctor or a general surgeon immediately for a possible breasts mammogram and biopsy to rule out cancer or malignancy of the breast. ...Read more

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How long eczema takes to leave a baby body?

How long eczema takes to leave a baby body?

Depends: Some baby may recover within months but others may linger on forever. If your baby does have eczema, be sure to apply a moisturizer on the skin immediately after bathing on a regular basis. About 70% of the eczema cases (atopic eczema) recovers by age 7. If the problem persists and becomes worse, see allergist. Do note that in eczema, allergens can sensitize a person through skin contact. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eczema to heal fully?

How long does it take for eczema to heal fully?

Avoid cause: Avoid any skin irritants ie harsh detergents, soaps, cleansers. Protect the skin with good moisturizing. You may need steroid ointments to clear active lesions . These should clear the lesions pretty fast say around a week with the good skin care but avoid eczema with good skin care. ...Read more

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My child has a bad case of eczema. I have tried lots of things but nothing seems to work for long?

My child has a bad case of eczema. I have tried lots of things but nothing seems to work for long?

Ever see a doctor?: In addition to regular use of gentle cleansers and good moisturizers (both fragrance-free), there are several prescription products that can help. Sometimes an oral antihistamine, like loratadine, cetirizine, fexofenadine, or Diphenhydramine can help. Eczema-prone skin seems to get infected more easily than you'd expect, so, sometimes a course of oral antibiotic can help with severe eczema. ...Read more

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How long does it take for corticosteroids to work on eczema?

Eczema: Topical corticosteroids should take a couple of days to see improvement of your skin, but relief from the itching should improve within a couple of hours. You should work to keep your skin well hydrated with hypoallergenic lotion through out the day, likely applying lotion more than three times. This will allow you to limit using the steroids. If extensive eczema, see a Dermatologist for more care ...Read more

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My 8 month old niece has horrific eczema..Will this last her whole life?

My 8 month old niece has horrific eczema..Will this last her whole life?

No cure yet but...: Eczema can be controlled and kept checked by utilizing maintenance treatment with calcineurin inhibitors. Known triggers should be avoided. Even for most recalcitrant one, cytokine inhibitors are promising. ...Read more

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I been using aquaphor on my eczema for 2 days. Wonder how long does it take to go away?

I been using aquaphor on my eczema for 2 days. Wonder how long does it take to go away?

Could take a while.: Give it some time. Eczema isn't dangerous, but it can be rather stubborn. If Aquaphor doesn't help within two weeks, you might want to consult your doctor for a topical steroid by prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more