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How to know if I have eczema?

How to know if I have eczema?

A biopsy can tell : for sure, or see your dermatologist to confirm the clinical diagnosis. Eczema is a very broad term that can be triggered by external agents and stress. Patches that are flat, red and typically a little scaly can be eczema, but also other things so see derm for correct diagnosis ...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


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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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What is eczema? Why do I have it?

What is eczema? Why do I have it?

Autoimmune: Eczema is an autoimmune skin condition, usually caused by unhealthy lifestyle (diet, stress, lack of sleep and sunshine, taking antibiotics) in genetically susceptible individuals. Autoimmune paleo diet + Probonix probiotic+ vitamin D3 supplement help. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid for my eczema?

What foods should I avoid for my eczema?

Multiple: Children who have undergone controlled food challenges, milk, soy, wheat, peanut and fish account for 90% of food allergens that cause atopic dermatitis (or eczema) flares. This does not mean that you are allergic to all of the above categories, but that these are the most common culprits. Rotating elimination diet monthly is probably more practical. ...Read more

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I want to remedy for eczema. ?

I want to remedy for eczema. ?

Get it checked: If you have access to healthcare, it will help to see a healthcare provider to get a general check up. He/she will properly assess and treat the eczema. It's very difficult to adequately treat skin problems with visual assessment. ...Read more

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Could i rid of eczema for good?

Could i rid of eczema for good?

No: Eczema is a chronic condition. Treatment can control or decrease symptoms but not cure it. Some people get better over time. ...Read more

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How can I stop an eczema outbreak?

GOOD THINKING: Donot scratch, bath only 3 times/wk, mild soap . , cotton clothes , natural non scented oint ment, crisco shortening really good, lot of water to drink, 5berries, fruits, veges/day, evening of primrose oil twice?Day, flaxseed powder every day. You would be happy. ...Read more

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I have atopic eczema. How to treat?

I have atopic eczema. How to treat?

Steroids: You need to see doctor to get proper steroids med for your eczema. There are certain potency for certain areas. ...Read more

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Does vinegar help if I have eczema?

Probably not.: I know there are on-line testimonials praising the therapeutic value of vinegar. In my experience it makes you smell like a salad, and that's about it. There are plenty of legitimate eczema treatments available. Your dermatologist can help you choose one that is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How can I heal lichenification (eczema)?

How can I heal lichenification (eczema)?

Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily shower (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 dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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