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Is lanolin good for eczema?

Is lanolin good for eczema?

Probably: As long as you are not allergic to it it may be helpful. If you are allergic to wool, then you are allergic to lanolin. ...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 to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups.
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How to cure eczema?

How to cure 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 more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily. See your doc if you need. ...Read more

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How to manage eczema?

How to manage eczema?

Moisturise: Eczema is a dry / itchy skin condition caused by impaired barrier function rendering the skin more sensitive. The mainstay of treatment is regular daily emollient / moisturiser to nourish the skin and improve its barrier function. Moisturise the whole body. Intermittent targeted use of corticosteroid ointment can be used for flare ups. Caution with soaps. Www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/atopic-eczema/ ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Yes, it can be.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. It can occur in any age, most often it affects infants and young children. ...Read more

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Blame your parents?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I blame my parents whenever I get the chance, that's what they are there for! ...Read more

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How eczema can be cured?

How eczema can be cured?

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 more

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What is good for eczema?

Avoid triggers.: Eczema flare-ups may have a specific trigger, such as a food or heat or perspiration or tobacco smoke. Scratching is a trigger too. Keeping the skin hydrated with moisturizers is the core of treatment - specially after bathing. Steroid creams can stop the itch-scratch-itch cycle of flare-ups. Some studies suggest getting enough vitamin vitamin d, omega 3's & probioitmay help - but not proven. ...Read more

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What is done for eczema?

What is done for 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 more

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How can eczema be treated?

How can eczema be treated?

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 more

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How to help my sons eczema?

How to help my sons eczema?

Take Steps: Moisturize frequently-3-4 times per day. Use cortisone cream for bad patches. Consider a prescription strength medication if the 1st 2 steps do not help. See the doctor if all else fails. Make sure you eliminate any triggers of the problem if possible. ...Read more

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What foods aggravate eczema?

What foods aggravate eczema?

That depends..: ...Entirely on the person. Eczema is an allergy related condition. Whatever the individual person is sensitive to could potentially aggravate it. Conversely, what someone is not sensitive to will not aggravate it. What aggravates one person's condition may or may not aggravate another person's condition, depending on the other person's particular sensitivity. ...Read more

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Why is my eczema flaring up?

Lots of Triggers: There are lots of reasons your eczema could be flaring up. Allergic triggers like aeroallergen exposure (tree pollen in spring) could cause flares. Other triggers include increased stress, dry winter months, poor skin hygiene, long hot showers, and the list goes on and on. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to get to clarification. ...Read more

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Good moisturisers for eczema?

Moisturizers: I like to look for moisturizers with ceramide, a naturally occuring oil on the skin. Aveen eczema therapy and cerave are good creams which contain this ingredient. Ointments are better than creams which are better than lotions. ...Read more

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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

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Contrimazole good for eczema?

Contrimazole good for eczema?

No unless: Unless you have a superficial fungal infection, it would do nothing for you. However there is some evidence that pityrosporum orbicularis (a normal skin fungal resident after puberty) may sensitize some people and worsen their eczema however I have yet seen one. In this case, an anti-fungal cream may potentially be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of eczema?

Itchy rash: So much of the diagnosis depends on the location, duration and "itchiness" of the rash. Eczema is universally itchy and it has a predilection for certain areas of the body--arms, legs, neck and eyelids (there are many exceptions to this rule). It also has a characteristic appearance. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is eczema?

What sort of disorder is eczema?

The itch that rashes: We can think of eczema as having 2 main parts: something about affected skin that makes it easier for it to dry out/crack, and external or internal 'stuff' that further irritates and damages the skin. Hydration of the skin is the most important part of skincare for eczema (thick, goupy, greasy creams often work best right after bathing). Watch also for new chemicals/foods/etc that make it act up. ...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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How to help my boyfriends eczema?

Actually the best: Thing he can do for himself is to be evaluated by a dermatologist so that an individualized treatment plan can be developed for him. ...Read more

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How to minimize eczema outbreaks?

How to minimize eczema outbreaks?

Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. 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 and chlorine baths if more severe. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have eczema?

How dangerous is it to have eczema?

Not.: Eczema is not dangerous. It is annoying and itchy, but not dangerous. ...Read more

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How to erase the symptoms of eczema?

How to erase the symptoms of eczema?

ECZEMA: Eczematoid lesions are treated with steroid cream and moisturizing the skin to eliminate itching and dryness. ...Read more

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Are there chemical causes for eczema?

Irritant Dermatitits: Yes; there are many chemicals that cause a form of eczema called contact dermatitis. You could be irritated by the chemicals or actually allergic to them. ...Read more

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How to fix discoloration from eczema?

How to fix discoloration from 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 more

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Are there cures for really bad eczema?

Chronic condition: Eczema is a chronic skin condition. There are treatments to help control the symptoms but not cure it. See an allergist or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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