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Doctor insights on: Lotions For Eczema

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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. Ana Adelstein
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Eczema (Definition)

The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms 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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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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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 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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Is it okay to use cortizone eczema lotion on peeling sunburn?

Is it okay to use cortizone eczema lotion on peeling sunburn?

Sumburn and eczema: For sunburn i would use silvadene cream , treat the skin as first degree burn once it is healed then you can resume the cortisone cream. ...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