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What is a good cream or lotion for severe eczema ?

What is a good cream or lotion for severe eczema ?

See a doc for Rx: If it is severe, a prescription strength cortisone cream will probably be more effective than otc, but your pharmacist can perhaps advise on the best alternative. If it's become infected, the doctor can also do antibiotic treatment - it could be worthwhile. Good luck. ...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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Is Calamine Lotion good for eczema? If so, should i apply other moisturisers before/after/not-at-all?

Is Calamine Lotion good for eczema? If so, should i apply other moisturisers before/after/not-at-all?

Not really.: Best treatment for eczema would be avoidance of ALL irritants, regular moisturizing with a bland agent and application of topical steroids (strength dependent upon location and severity of rash) as needed. ...Read more

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Which is the best lotion for treating eczema during pregnancy?

Lotion in pregnancy: There are many options to choose from including: baby oil, olive oil, crisco oil, eucerin, cetaphil, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose or use too much lotion? I have eczema & use lotion multiple x per day plus steroid cream frequently.

Is it possible to overdose or use too much lotion? I have eczema & use lotion multiple x per day plus steroid cream frequently.

No: But the steroid should not be over used. There is method called occlusive dressing. If a particular lesion is bad.....less amount of cream will change it overnight. ...Read more

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Is any lotion suggested for bumpy/eczema skin?

Is any lotion suggested for bumpy/eczema skin?

Find triggers: With eczema, try to find the things that make your symptoms worse. Also keep well hydrated, keep the skin hydrated from within. Avoid lotions and soaps that are scented and extreme temperatures? As far as lotions try a variety, see what your skin likes. Start with things like aqua phor, eucerin, vane cream, nivea. Don't forget a light soap, dove un scented, glycerin or castile soap. ...Read more

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Could a side effect of an eczema lotion be swollen and pink eyes?

Could a side effect of an eczema lotion be swollen and pink eyes?

ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVI: If you are allergic to the eczema lotion, itchy rashes will develop you call it contact dermatitis. Itchy and swollen pink eyes can be allergic in origin but not necessarily from the lotion. ...Read more

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Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?

Aside from coconut oil, what is the best over-the-counter lotion or eye cream for eczema around the eyes?

Eye care: Eye is very delicate organ and the skin around it is,too. If you are really having Eczema please talk to your PMD for help. If you need OTC eye care to decrease wrinkle then different products are available depending on your budget. ...Read more

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Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

Is Cortisone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion (1% Hydrocortisone) safe to use on the face?

Yes: but do note that prolonged use may thin your skin. It is better to try to pinpoint the cause than using a medication to control it. Consider seeing an allergist or dermatologist . ...Read more

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What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

What helps the extreme fibro itch? I've tried prescription hydrocortisone 2.5%, eczema lotion, & aveeno oatmeal bath. Help!!!

"fibro- itch"": Sorry- I am not certain what you are referring to. Please clarify your question. Fibromyalgia- is not a itching illness. I suggest OTC antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. I see you are also taking Norco- this can be a narcotic side effect. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective lotion and medicine for a 3 year old with eczema?

It: Is important to see if you could find a cause for the eczema. It is sometimes associated with allergies so it may be worth having your child tested for allergies. Using products like aveeno (oatmeal) can help. Try to use products that do not contain perfumes and dyes. ...Read more

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Ok I am forced to go into the pool at my school and the pool seems to make my eczema worse does applying lotion help?

Ok I am forced to go into the pool at my school and the pool seems to make my eczema worse does applying lotion help?

Yes: Chlorine is an skin irritant, and doesn't bother most people unless the concentration is too strong. People with eczema (dry, sensitive skin) can get very irritated by chlorine. Seeing a doctor to help clear up the eczema, will help. Coating the skin with a thin layer of something like Aquaphor before swimming, and then something like CeraVe after showering, can help. If not, recheck with doctor. ...Read more

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Can i apply calamine lotion for baby under 6m gets eczema? Thanks

Can i apply calamine lotion for baby under 6m gets eczema? Thanks

Sure: I don't see why not but you may consider a topical steroid per your doctor and investigate what is causing the rash (food,medinces etc) ...Read more

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What non-prescription lotion is good to use on my baby's mild eczema?

What non-prescription lotion is good to use on my baby's mild eczema?

Best baby creams: While there are many brands that would be fine to use on your baby the two products specifically designed for eczema are cerave and cetaphil. I recommend both in my practice. Make sure you are using a mild soap as well. Both of the brands mentioned above have mild cleansers as well. Forget any products specifically designed for babies as they are usually heavily fragranced. ...Read more

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Is it safe to tan while I have eczema and am using a steroid lotion?

Tanning with eczema: Sun is often very helpful for eczema, although sometimes the involved skin does not tan as well as other areas, leaving mottled skin pigmentation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a good lotion for dry skin. With no fragrance, that is good for eczema?

Can you tell me a good lotion for dry skin. With no fragrance, that is good for eczema?

See a doctor: Over the counter sarna and eucerin eczema cream are good until you see your doctor. There are many instructions to learn and prescriptions available for this condition. Remember flare ups occur under stress and coping skills and problem solving abilities help greatly with contolling this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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