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What can I do for my child's eczema?

What can I do for my child's eczema?

Multifaceted: Proper treatment for eczema should start with identifying any possible triggers for worsening. A proper skincare regimen starting with a topical emollient is of utmost importance. Then depending on severity, medications such as topical steroids or other prescription products are available. talk with your pediatrician about tips to limit eczema flare ups (bath time, light towel drying, etc) ...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 can you treat eczema for a child?

How can you treat eczema for a child?

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 you treat your childs eczema?

How can you treat your childs eczema?

Eczema: Eczema is dryness of the skin and is very common in children. The most important part of therapy is moisturizing the skin often. The more you moisturize the less need there is for treatment with topical steroids. But topical steroids are used frequently and can help keep the flare up of eczema in check. Talk with your doctor as to which steroid is right for your child or yourself. ...Read more

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Will my child grow out of their eczema?

Will my child grow out of their eczema?

Most likely: It is estimated that approximately 15% of children with eczema will continue to have it into adulthood. Majority grow out of it by 10 or 11 years old, or have very mild intermittent flares. ...Read more

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What can be done for your child's eczema?

What can be done for your child's eczema?

Skin moisturizers : Eczema is considered a chronic skin condition which is not curable, but treatable. It tends to get worse during dry/colder weath and better with warmer and more humid temperature. Keep skin moist, avoid excessive cleansing/scrubbing/hot bath/showers etc...Generous use of skin lotion helps. At times, topical meds/steroids, or oral medications may be needed. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is done for a child that has eczema?

What is done for a child that has eczema?

Moisturize!: The most important aspect of managing eczema is trapping in moisture to the skin. Immediately after bathing or showering place a moisturizer such as aquaphor, vaseline, or any other cream which will keep the skin moist. Apply 3-4 times daily. In addition your pediatrician can discuss using a short term topical steroid for flares and a medication to take by mouth for itching. ...Read more

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In what way can I treat a child's eczema?

Diligence required: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a complex condition mainly due to an inborn defect in the skin's ability to retain water. It requires daily attention for successful control. Good resources for care are : http://nationaleczema.Org and http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/eczema.Html. The first even has brand name recommendations for skin care products and both have links to other useful sites. ...Read more

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I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

Control more likely: Curing may be unrealistic unless you can find a food or other allergen causing the eczema and then eliminating it from your child's life. Gentle cleansers, daily use of a good moisturizer like cetaphil and others, use of topical cortisone when necessary, can all help keep eczema in check. Kids with eczema seem to get bacterial skin infections easily too, so oral antibiotics sometimes help a lot. ...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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Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Gentle cleaners: Use of soap free, fragrance free cleansers are best. Some companies make body wash oils that are marketed for eczema as well. After bathing liberal use of moisturizer is recommended. ...Read more

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My child has a bad case of eczema. I have tried lots of things but nothing seems to work for long?

My child has a bad case of eczema. I have tried lots of things but nothing seems to work for long?

Ever see a doctor?: In addition to regular use of gentle cleansers and good moisturizers (both fragrance-free), there are several prescription products that can help. Sometimes an oral antihistamine, like loratadine, cetirizine, fexofenadine, or Diphenhydramine can help. Eczema-prone skin seems to get infected more easily than you'd expect, so, sometimes a course of oral antibiotic can help with severe eczema. ...Read more

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How can I heal my childs eczema on her face?

How can I heal my childs eczema on her face?

Eczema on face: Try to identify the triggers, and eliminate them. Some common triggers are soaps, detergents, milk and eggs. In general, topical steroids are not recommended on the face, but if the eczema is very bad, you could apply a very thin layer of Hydrocortisone 0.5%. It's always prudent to take your child to a pediatrician. ...Read more

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What's a good way for us to sleep at night with a child with eczema?

What's a good way for us to sleep at night with a child with eczema?

Antihistamine: Antihistamine, e.g., Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydroxyzine is often prescribed as part of treatment regimen for a child with severe eczema. Eczema has to be well controlled as well. ...Read more

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Supposing your child has eczema, what would be the daily routine to keep it under control?

Supposing your child has eczema, what would be the daily routine to keep it under control?

See a dermatologist: No diet works for eczema. Allergy tests should not be done. "chinese" medicine will not help ; its safety must always be questioned. Long baths followed immediatly by a topical for dry skin are basic. I like creams with ceremides. A dermatologist may teach you to use prescription ointment. No antihistamine will help. No cure but much can be done. With time it is likely to become less severe, espec. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Chemicals: There are numerous ingredients and perfumes all of which could be irritating to eczema skin. Use vegetable soaps like castille soap or anything mild...Glycerin based soaps as well.. Then after bathing pat dry- don't rub and lotion up then. The lotion will be absorbed better. ...Read more

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What are the emotional effects of chronic eczema on a child?

What are the emotional effects of chronic eczema on a child?

Kid chronic eczema: Chronic inflammation of any type in the skin can be extremely isolating. Kids can be cruel, and constant questioning or worse, ostracization, can be the ultimate cruelty. Being up front with your child is really helpful. Helping them prepare answers to the inevitable questions is necessary, as is humor. The way you react to their skin and its ups and downs will determine how they react. ...Read more

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My child has really bad eczema. What's the best treatment to calm it down?

My child has really bad eczema.  What's the best treatment to calm it down?

Topical meds: skin hydration and moisturizers are the most important parts of controlling eczema. This includes reducing bathing with harsh soaps and shampoos. Also avoid detergents with perfumes or colors added. When eczema flares up, you may also need a topical steroid cream in order to control it. Eczematous skin can also get infected, so if it looks bad, please see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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My child has been suffering of eczema on her feet. Do you have a fast cure?

My child has been suffering of eczema on her feet.  Do you have a fast cure?

Another thought: There is a condition called juvenile plantar dermatosis which may be associated with repeated wet and dry cycles to skin of feet (lots of sweating and drying) that can cause cracking and peeling. In addition to dr. Eastern's recommendations, you will want to try to keep the feet dry. If no cracks are present, you can try topical antiperspirant called certain dry otc, but will burn if open skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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