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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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What is the best way to treat or manage eczema?

What is the best way to treat or manage eczema?

See below: Moisturizer use is key. In eczema the skins ability to hold onto moisture is impaired. You should bathe or shower daily and immediately apply a moisturizer after your shower or bath. A good moisturizer is cerave. Flare ups are normally treated with topical steroids. ...Read more

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How can I help myself, or my child, to manage eczema?

How can I help myself, or my child, to manage eczema?

Daily routines: 1. Keep skin moist:daily short bath, moisturizing cream, e.g., triceram 2. Avoidance of irritants:prefer soft cotton clothing to wool, avoid overdressing 3. Avoidance of triggering allergens if known 4. Check with your doctor promptly if secondary skin infection is suspected 5. Consider taking probiotics, e.g. Lactobacillus gg and l. Reuteri. ...Read more

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How can I manage my eczema effectively?

How can I manage my eczema effectively?

Topical treatment: The mainstay of eczema treatment is topical. It is important to use moisturizing creams and cleansers on a regular basis to combat dry skin. Topical steroid creams help decrease itching and inflammation. Oral antihistamines can help decrease itching. Avoid triggers which aggravate your eczema. A visit to the allergist can help identify what your triggers are. ...Read more

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How can I help manage my daughters eczema?

How can I help manage my daughters eczema?

How bad is it?: Probiotics and cod liver are two modalities that help. Using lotion daily helps keep skin moist and barrier intact. Occasional steroids creams. Arbonne makes some good products. Schmoove (www.Franzcenter.Com) has helped many. Eliminate dairy from her diet (it can be allergenic). And ask your doctor for other suggestions as well. Homeopathy ad chinese medicine also help. ...Read more

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How can I more effectively manage my seborrheic eczema?

How can I more effectively manage my seborrheic eczema?

Yes: Over the counter agents like selenium sulfide, coal tar or Head n Shoulders as well as a variety of prescription shampoos (higher strength coal tar and selenium sulfide; anti fungal shampoo with or without steroid lotions) can be very helpful. Speak with a medical professional if over the counter shampoos don't help. ...Read more

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What's eczema?

What's eczema?

Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Good article about: Atopic dermatitis http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/eczema/ds00986 associated with asthma and allergies also. ...Read more

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What is eczema ?

What is eczema 
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Eczema: a detailed answer would take more than the allotted 400 characters via healthtap. Here is some detailed information from the National Eczema Association https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/ ...Read more

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What causes eczema?

What causes eczema?

Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. ...Read more

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