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Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...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


Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How is eczema treated?

How is eczema treated?

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 more

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Dr. Arthur Torre Dr. Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
47 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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How can I treat eczema?

How can I treat eczema?

Moisturizers: Moisturizers are the mainstay of ezcema treatment. For stubborn spots doctors often prescribe steroid creams. If eczema is caused or aggravated by allergy, then removal of the offending agent is important too. For more moderate eczema, we recommend soaking in water till the child wrinkles, then pat dry and immediately apply a moisturizer. This can be done several times daily or weekly. ...Read more

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput Dr. Rajput
Internal Medicine
35 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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How do I treat eczema ?

How do I treat eczema ?

Eczema: Avoid trigger factors in food ;environment. Use lot of moisture all the time. Use antihistamine and sarna lotion for itching. Low dose otc Hydrocortisone cream for mild irritation off and on, not constantly. High dose steroid cream or oral by dermatologist. Antibiotic for infection. Light therapy. New immuno modulator medications for recalcitrant eczema.Have patience and learn to live with it. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Shenenberger Dr. Shenenberger
Dermatology
21 years in practice
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
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How do you treat eczema?

How do you treat eczema?

Many things: Basically one needs to avoid things that may irritate the skin. Moisturizers with hypo-allergenic creams or ointments will help protect the skin from flare-ups. Topical steroids are used to treat any flare-ups. Those are the basics but every patient needs to be evaluated on his or her own. ...Read more

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Dr. Robin Baird Dr. Baird
General Practice
27 years in practice
University of Edinburgh Medical School
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How do you treat eczema?

How do you treat eczema?

Moisturise: Eczema is a dry / itchy skin condition caused by impaired barrier function rendering the skin more sensitive. The mainstay of treatment is regular daily emollient / moisturiser to nourish the skin and improve its barrier function. Moisturise the whole body. Intermittent targeted use of corticosteroid ointment can be used for flare ups. Caution with soaps. www.dermnetnz.org/topics/atopic-eczema/ ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Simon Dr. Simon
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
34 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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How do you treat eczema?

How do you treat eczema?

See dermatologist: eczema can be treated with oral, topical, or injectable medications, and have a stress component as well. You need to be evaluated by a dermatologist to learn why you have this problem, and then determine your best treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How can eczema be treated?

How can eczema be treated?

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 more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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How can I best treat eczema ?

How can I best treat eczema ?

Depends on the : Severity of eczema.All of them need to be treated with prescription topical steroids.Some may need antibiotics as the skin become infected from scratching so much .Some do need combination of two strong topical steroids to control it.Use moisturising creams , skin cleansers instead of soap, avoid using warm water , take some antihistamine for itching, see md or dermatologist if severe. ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How do you treat severe eczema?

How do you treat severe eczema?

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 more

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Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How easy is it to treat eczema?

How easy is it to treat eczema?

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 more

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Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What can I take to treat eczema?

What can I take to treat eczema?

Various treatments: Treatment of eczema occurs at many levels. If you know what you are allergic or sensitive, foremost is prevention of the eczema by avoidance of the triggers. If has flare-up. Can use topical steroids, or in very severe flare-ups, oral steroids. Oral antihistamines for itching (like benadryl). Most important is daily skin care. Use moisturizing body wash, liberally apply moisturizers, use sunscreen. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Friedman Dr. Friedman
Dermatology
37 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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How should I treat atopic eczema?

How should I treat atopic eczema?

Topical Creams: For limited localized atopic dermatitis, use a topical emmolient moisturizer to repair the epidermal barrier dysfunction. If itching is troublesome, the application of a topical steroid cream will provide relief. If there are signs of infection with fevers and yellow crusting, seek professional help for antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman Dr. Altman
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What can be done to treat eczema?

What can be done to treat eczema?

See a dermatologist: A dermatologist can prescribe medications to treat eczema. As to what can be done at home to control eczema, please see post https://www.Healthtap.Com/#expert_posts/1119312. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Eczema is best treated with what?

Eczema is best treated with what?

Yes: Your primary problem is likely a very porous skin allowing you to become allergic to allergens through skin contact. Applying a good moisturizer (ulactin, cerave) immediately after bathing would be the first step. You should consult your allergist if the problem is a very bothersome one. ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What are some ways to treat eczema?

What are some ways to treat eczema?

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 more

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Dr. Justin Greiwe Dr. Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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How do you treat persistent eczema?

How do you treat persistent eczema?

See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more

Dr. William Scott Dr. Scott
General Practice
years in practice
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What is the best way to treat eczema?

What is the best way to treat eczema?

Topical steroids. : Depends on the type of eczema. Moisturizers and topical steroids are most commonly used. Antibiotics may be needed periodically. Immunosuppressives for severe refractory cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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How can you treat eczema for a child?

How can you treat eczema for a child?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Bergman Dr. Bergman
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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How can you treat your childs eczema?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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