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Good moisturisers for eczema?

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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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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Any effective moistrizers for atopic dermititis?

Any effective moistrizers for atopic dermititis?

Yes: The most important trick is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing which you are encouraged to do (this is in contrast with older recommendations). I personally prefer ulactin which contains equivalents of the body's own moisturizer. However cervave and others have their own fans. There are also great rx moisturizers but at $75 or more for 2-3 oz- mostly unaffordable. ...Read more

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Clobetasol lotion for hives?

Clobetasol lotion for hives?

Not very helpful: Topical steroids are not very effective for hives due to the mechanism involved. Hives move around, so you will just end up chasing them with the cream. If steroid meds are needed, an oral one will go best. Mainstay for hives is antihistamines like benedryl or zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Treatments for eczema?

Treatments for eczema?

Steroid creams: Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin that is in the allergy-family of reactions. Most commonly, eczema is treated with topical steroid creams or ointments, starting at the milder strengths and working our way up as needed. See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Are there laundry detergents for eczema?

Are there laundry detergents for eczema?

Fragrance/Dye Free: Many laundry detergent can be found that are hypoallergenic. These must be fragrance free and dye free to be classified as hypoallergenic. This is a great place to begin. These would include "all free", "cheer free", "tide free", and dreft. Try one of these first. ...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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Is Dove moisturizing soap good for eczema?

Yes: the pH matters. Dove is one of several skin cleansers in the desirable pH range of 6 to 7. Be sure to use a cream or ointment soon after washing. I favor ceramide creams.There are several ceramide creams marked specifically for eczema. ...Read more

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Is amlactin 12% moisturizing lotion good to use for keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Yes lotions and creams that contain 12% Lactic Acid help to shed scale and dry skin. There is excess cornification in the hair follicles in keratosis pilaris which may be helped by the amlactin. That treatment can be augmented with the use of retina. But sometimes the combination is too irritating to the skin. ...Read more

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Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Some solution for seborrheic dermatitis?

Many answers: There are otc shampoo etc for this condition but i often prescribe an antifungal cream or lotion for this condition. ...Read more

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Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Yes many: See your doctor for a discussion regarding what the alternatives for your skin condition include. Eczema affects many areas of the skin and scalp and there are different treatments available according to your particular situation. ...Read more

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Is fluocinolone acetonide cream good for eczema?

Yes: It is a group iii corticosteroid which means it is potent (strong). Do not use in excess. Probably not for use on the face. To be used under doctor supervision. Used in combination with other eczema treatments such as moisturizing creams and anti itch medicine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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What is recommended for sensitive skin (atopic dermatitis) for daily use after work outside (cream, lotion moisturizer, or ointment)? which brand

What is recommended for sensitive skin (atopic dermatitis) for daily use after work outside (cream, lotion moisturizer, or ointment)? which brand

Atopic dermatitis: There are a lot of choices. Eucern, Cephadil, Aveno, Lubiderm, basically any cream with glycerin as the active ingredient should be adequate. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for atopic dermatitis? Oatmeal baths?

What are home remedies for atopic dermatitis? Oatmeal baths?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Eczematoid skin lesions appear mostly on cubital and popliteal areas after exposure to allergens. Itchiness and eczema disappears with steroid cream rx. ...Read more

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Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Any shampoo: Any shampoo will do. Pick the one you like. If you need a name, Head and Shoulders is as good as any. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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