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Is california baby product safe for eczema treatment?

Is california baby product safe for eczema treatment?

See below: I just looked at the ingredients in the products, and they are safe. ...Read more

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I heard that calcineurin inhibitors are not safe for eczema treatment. Is this true?

I heard that calcineurin inhibitors are not safe for eczema treatment. Is this true?

Use properly: Recently (1/2006) the fda placed a “black box” warning on these drugs. Both the american academy of allergy, asthma and immunology and the american academy of dermatology feel that this was an unfortunate and unnecessary decision, as these drugs are very safe when used properly. ...Read more

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Is is safe to use eczema creams for a 9 month old?

Is is safe to use eczema creams for a 9 month old?

CHILDHOOD ECZEMA:: Definitely, if the doctor prescribes. There are different types and strength of the cream/ointment. Depending on the severity of the disease the cream/ointment is chosen by the child's pediatrician or dermatologist, if the pediatrician refers the infant. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is safe to use for eczema?

Does anyone know if silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is safe to use for eczema?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) Cream: There are many references in medical literature regarding silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream being used in the treatment of eczema. The major use is when the eczema is advanced enough that sores are present and an anti-microbial in indicated to reduce the risk of infection. I would not use it unless there are open sores or an indication of infection as it may contribute to inflammation if the skin is sensitive. ...Read more

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Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. recommended it.. but I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?

Safe: This is safe to use on children. If you are concerned about parabens (found in most cosmetic preparations), you could apply petroleum jelly or solid vegetable shortening instead (Crisco). ...Read more

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My son has eczema on his face (13months) I am looking for ways to cure it. Is vaseline a safe way?

My son has eczema on his face (13months) I am looking for ways to cure it. Is vaseline a safe way?

Website: Try www.healthykids.com the American Academy of Pediatric site. They will have good overall information for you. All the best. ...Read more

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What is a safe systemic medication that can be taken for long periods to treat severe eczema?

What is a safe systemic medication that can be taken for long periods to treat severe eczema?

Eczema treatment: Beside oral antihistamine (claritin, zyrtec, (cetirizine) allergra...) to control itch, there are no safe long term systemic medication. Eczema is a disease of skin inflammation and super infection. Topical medications work best and it has less side effects. Keep your skin moist all the time by applying moisturizer generously after a shower or bath. See a doctor for antibiotic if there is signs of infection. ...Read more

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I have eczema, i saw st ives products are hypo allergenic, have 100% natural moisturisers and natural scent extracts (citrus etc) is it safe to use?

I have eczema, i saw st ives products are hypo allergenic, have 100% natural moisturisers and natural scent extracts (citrus etc) is it safe to use?

Eczema: As a rule the fewer ingredients a product has in them the better for eczema. The term hypoallergenic has no meaning at all for your skin and is an marketing tool only. Best product for eczema are those designed especially for this problem and include: cetaphil cream, cerave cream, aveeno (oatmeal) lotion. All mustela products.Skin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a 5m/o hydroxyzine for itching related to her eczema?

Is it safe to give a 5m/o hydroxyzine for itching related to her eczema?

Talk with the Dr.: Hydroxyzine (atarax) syrup is an antihistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and causes sedation in most patients. A 5 month-old baby is very young, so i avoid using these medications in such young infants. ...Read more