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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

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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