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I have nasty eczema. How effective is elidel (pimecrolimus)?

I have nasty eczema. How effective is elidel (pimecrolimus)?

Somewhat: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat eczema. It works best on mild to moderate eczema and when chronic treatment is needed. For moderate to severe eczema, often a more potent topical steroid cream is used to get the rash under control before switching to the safer, but weaker elidel. ...Read more

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I just moved to nebraska from mississippi. My 4 year old daughters eczema flared and was resistant to normal medicine like elidel (pimecrolimus). Why?

I just moved to nebraska from mississippi. My 4 year old daughters eczema flared and was resistant to normal medicine like elidel (pimecrolimus). Why?

Colder winters: Dry air secondary to winter indoor heating is the most likely causative agent assuming other allergic and stress variables unchanged. The dryness of the indoor air aggravates skin dryness making it itchier and stimulating the "itch scratch" cycle of eczema. Keep her bedroom cool, consider adding humidification, and be very aggressive with skin hydrating agents and oral antihistamines. Enjoy snow. ...Read more

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I use elidel (pimecrolimus) since 10 days for treat the eczema in my face,could i stop it and use vibramycine instead of it knowing that i will do IVF after 2 months?

I use elidel (pimecrolimus) since 10 days for treat the eczema in my face,could i stop it and use vibramycine instead of it knowing that i will do IVF after 2 months?

Eczema: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a calcineurin inhibitor used for some skin problems in lieu of topical steroids. Vibramycin is a Tetracycline antibiotic and is used to treat some types of acne. It is not used for problems such as eczema. Furthermore, if you are to undergo IVF, I would strongly advise discussing ALL medications with your Fertility doc. As well, you might want to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective kind of soap that prevents eczema?

Mild fragrance free: Use a mild fragrance-free soap preferably with moisturizing cream. An example would be dove soap. ...Read more

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Are dehumidifiers considered effective in helping asthma and eczema sufferers?

Are dehumidifiers considered effective in helping asthma and eczema sufferers?

Depends: May be helpful depending upon your climate. Eczema improves w a more moist environment. Asthma after worsens as moisture may breed mold which can irritate asthma. Appropriate medications are much more effective in general. ...Read more

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How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more