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I heard bleach baths are good for eczema. How do you take bleach baths?

I heard bleach baths are good for eczema. How do you take bleach baths?

Yes: I typically have patients take diluted bleach bath 2-3 times per week, using 2-3 ounces in 1/2 tub of water to help decolonize staph from the skin. These baths can be drying, so i usually recommend moisturizers after every bath and use care if the skin is open to avoid discomfort! staph toxin can flare eczema. ...Read more

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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 apply ponds cold cream, cvs sunscreen daily. Should i take a shower and do other things as per http://www.Mdhil.Com/skincare-at-night-dos-and-donts/?

I apply ponds cold cream, cvs sunscreen daily. Should i take a shower and do other things as per http://www.Mdhil.Com/skincare-at-night-dos-and-donts/?

Won't hurt: The site offers useful info for skin care. Other things you can do: eat healthful meals, use lip balm with spf, avoid very hot showers or long baths (they strip body's natural oils), check skin for signs of sun damage (especially if you're in the sun or harsh weather a lot), bring new/changing skin lesions to fp's or dermatologist's attention. ...Read more

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How much oatmeal do you use for an oatmeal bath in a regular bathtub?

How much oatmeal do you use for an oatmeal bath in a regular bathtub?

You don't: An "oatmeal" bath is not made using oat meal. During the process of milling oats, a fine dust like powder is created. That fine powder is known for it's soothing qualities when added to a lukewarm bath.If you dump oatmeal in a tub you will just get a mess.The powder is packaged & sold & that's what you need if you want to try it. ...Read more

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I work in a dental office and I use bleach even at home as well does bleach give u skin irritation like itchy skin?

I work in a dental office and I use bleach even at home as well does bleach give u skin irritation like itchy skin?

Use app protection: It's a strong chemical and can irritate skin and mucous memberane. In the office you should handle any or all chemicals while wearing gloves. At home do the same or avoid direct contact with skin. ...Read more

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What can I use for facial seborrehic dermatitis? I don't want to use too much cortisone as prescribed. Is essential oil okay?

What can I use for facial seborrehic dermatitis? I don't want to use too much cortisone as prescribed. Is essential oil okay?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Cortisone is not the only treatment option. Anti-fungal medication ketoconazole (nizoral) may be used for this condition. Essential oil, unfortunately, is not something known to work, although, it won't probably hurt to try. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for bacterial vaginosis? I heard yogurt or tea tree oil works, is rhis true? If so, how do I use them and how long?

Are there any home remedies for bacterial vaginosis? I heard yogurt or tea tree oil works, is rhis true? If so, how do I use them and how long?

See a doctor please: Bacterial vaginosis is easily treated with antibiotics assuming that is really what you have. Please go and see a doctor and do not diagnose and treat yourself. In the long run the potential for harm is much greater than the minimal expenditure in seeing a professional. ...Read more

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Can I use regular oats oatmeal to make a bath for eczema?

You don't use oatml: The preparation used for "oatmeal" baths is not oatmeal. That would produce a gooey mess. During the milling of oats, a fine flour like powder is created as a byproduct. This milling powder is collected, placed in single use packets, & sold to use as a wetting & anti-itch preparation. It is a good product & many patients enjoy it. ...Read more

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What can I buy from the pharmacy to help with Hidradenitis Suppurativa at home? I already use Dettol and Dial antibacterial soap but still get bumps.

What can I buy from the pharmacy to help with Hidradenitis Suppurativa at home? I already use Dettol and Dial antibacterial soap but still get bumps.

Hidradentis: suppurativa, your treatment isn't at home, dettol and dial, won't treat your condition, you need hospital management, antibiotics, and may be surgery, wish you all the best, ...Read more

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I have eczema what should I use & what should I stay away from & also I always take hot showers should I take cool showers instead to relieve itching?

I have eczema what should I use & what should I stay away from & also I always take hot showers should I take cool showers instead to relieve itching?

Yes: and make the showers short. Water is the enemy of eczema. Quick in and out showers with lukewarm water, a non-irritating soap ( I prefer dove sensitive skin , as it is cheap, easy to obtain and works well) and plenty of lubrication with aquaphor or lubriderm. I hope this helps! :) ...Read more

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I have moderate acne and using what my dermotalogist gave me however i wanted to know if there are any good home remedies like masks to make? Thanks

I have moderate acne and using what my dermotalogist gave me however i wanted to know if there are any good home remedies like masks to make? Thanks

Stick with doc: I'm never sure why people spend hundreds of dollars on doctors and medicine and then want "a home remedy" besides. If there was such a thing, your dermatologist would have suggested you do it in addition to or in place of what they have recommended for you. Many of these treatments can take months for maximum results, and you just need to hang in there and stop thinking there's something better. ...Read more

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What body soap and body lotion safe for pregnancy? I been using whitening soap likes kojic acid before I got pregnant. Do I need to stop using?

What body soap and body lotion safe for pregnancy? I been using whitening soap likes kojic acid before I got pregnant. Do I need to stop using?

Dove, Caress,Ivory: Here are three soaps that work well with your sensitive pregnant vulva and will still provide adequate cleansing. ...Read more

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Do I need to bleach tub after using spray to totally kill fungi in athlete's foot?

Do I need to bleach tub after using spray to totally kill fungi in athlete's foot?

Not really.: This would be a solid extra precaution, but not acutely necessary, given that the spray killed it. Consistent washing, and thorough drying are very important, as is changing socks/clothes daily. Use of gyms, etc. Can reintroduce athlete's foot so the above steps are crucial. ...Read more

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How do you consume epsom salts for a laxative? I hate going to the doctor can someone recommend a home cure?

How do you consume epsom salts for a laxative? I hate going to the doctor can someone recommend a home cure?

How about : Something even simpler like eating prunes or drinking prune juice. Hydrate well. Go for at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Stay physically active. Avoid junk carbs and go for whole grains. Go easy on dairy. Strive for 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for terrible af cramps? Apart from heating pad and hot water bath coz they dont do any good to me. Thanks!

Menstrual cramps: If you desire non-medication approaches you can discuss use of traditional herbal like Black Cohosh w your Dr. Sipping Chamomile tea can also help to dissipate pain. A small amt of essential oil massaged onto abdomen can be calming. Consider lavender, rosemary or sage. Stretch your body. Inhale slowly through your nostrils. Fill your lungs and hold for a count of five before slowly exhale. ...Read more

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Can I use ponds cold cream for perioral dermatitis? Or what should I use to wash and moisturize?

Can I use ponds cold cream for perioral dermatitis? Or what should I use to wash and moisturize?

Depends: Perioral dermatitis can be allergic, infectious, fungal, or just irritative. The treatment, therefore, depends on the cause. Cracked, dry lips (especially at the angles) can often be helped with vaseline alone. Allergic or irritative can usually be treated with a short course of steroid cream. If red, blistered, draining, or crusting, you should see a doctor for recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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