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How To Treat Foot 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HOW TO TREAT ECZEMA: THERE ARE DOZENS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF ECZEMA. WE WOULD NEED TO KNOW: HOW LONG WHERE IT IS LOCATED DOES IT ITCH HAS IT BEEN TREATED WITH ANYTHING ANYTHING YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO DO YOU HAVE CATS OR DOGS WHAT KIND OF WORK DO YOU DO WHAT KIND OF SOAP DO WASH WITH WHAT KIND OF WASHING DETERGENT DO YOU USE WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST IF YOU HAVENT SEEN ONE, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple of ways: If the ring worm is small and not on the scalp, topical terbenafine for 2 weeks or longer may be all that is needed. If the lesion is on the face or scalp and does ot respond to topical, then oral medications are indicated. One must treat these long enought to rid the skin of the fungus. Deep infections require oral and even IV therapy. If in doubt, get see by pcp or derm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make sure it's: Really a fungal infection. Some other conditions can cause itching and peeling including a bacterial infection called erythrasma, which is treated with an antibiotic, not an anti-fungal. The best advice i can offer you is to get it checked out by a podiatrist or dermatologist. Oh... And don't scratch! that spreads it if it's fungal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: How to treat a fungal skin infection depends on what type of fungus & where. Fungal infections of the skin can be treated with topical antifungal creams; if extensive, oral antifungal meds (terbinafine, itraconazole or fluconazole). Fungal infections of hair or nails require oral medications as topical meds do not reach deep enough to treat fungus appropriately. ...Read more
Eczema: Eczema is an allergy, caused by allergic chemicals that we breathe or eat, and is a skin form of asthma and sinusitis. It runs in families, and may begin in child hood. It causes terrible itching which causes the person to scratch and hurt their own skin. It is very hard to discover what you are allergic to, so you must use lotions to soften the skin and anti itch pills to stop you for rubbing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why the rash?: First step would be to try and identify why you have the rah, that is what is the cause. Eliminate that cause and you are on the road to recovery. Next step might be to try a hydrocortisone cream or ointment, available over the counter. Heat, (sweating, hot shower) will make it worse, and cool, (cool shower or cool compress) will make it better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Surgical intervention may be of benefit in cases of spinal disc herniation. In case of trauma, others may need repair or grafting of the nerve. For some the walkaide system, which is a functional electrical stimulation device, can be helpful. Others may benefit with a drop foot brace. Get evaluated and get the proper referrals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Topical agent!: Systemic agents will work well and there are many! but topical steroids work well in most xcases, and a little known trick is to wash your face with a tar-based shampoo and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before washing it off. It works for the scalp and can work for your face! ...Read more
Oral Antifungals: Oral antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) or itraconazole, Fluconazole or ketoconazole are the best to treat fungus in the nails. Topical products do not penetrate deeply enough into the nail to kill the fungus, so are generally ineffective. However, using topical anti fungal medications after the nail fungus is clear is wise so as to minimize the risk of reinfection of the nail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet wraps at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist ...Read more
Try emollient: If the underlying cause for lichenification has abated, use of an emollient like Vaseline would help. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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