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Manuka Honey Eczema
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
Can I use aveeno moisturising lotion on my scalp for eczema. Will it clog my pores? Mixed it with raw honey. It worked!
For home remedy on my ezcema, I use honey as body cleansing and face cleansing everyday. Will i get diabetic - absorb to my pores ?
No: Good question - you will not become diabetic by absorption of sugars through your skin. ...Read more
Shouldn't be: There is no such thing as "weepy baby eczema.". That sounds like impetigo, which is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by staph or strep. The classic description is that of a "honey colored crust." when disturbed, it often weeps, which is a serous, yellowish, watery discharge. It can spread, and usually requires oral antibiotics and should be examined and treated by a doctor. ...Read more
My 10 month old has what was said to be a yeast infection, but it is primarily on the labia and severly itchy and not better after 2 weeks of medicated butt paste for yeast infections could this be staph or eczema?
Rash: Diaper rash is very common and medicated powder might not be strong enough to tackle it. A prescription medication (nystatin cream/ointment) may be used instead with better relief. If there is a lot of inflammation, steroid preparations for the first 1-3 days may need to be used to reduce it, but no more than that. Staph is less likely and would present with honey colored rash. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's genetic: Most eczema is due to genetically inherited skin defects. This results in chronic dry skin often with rash and itching. Flare ups can be reduced by gentle skin care, using fragrance and dye free skin care products, and applying a high quality moisturizer after bathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moisturize: Part of the defect in eczema skin is the absence of a lipid called ceramides. This causes dry peeling skin and subsequent inflammation. The inflammatory process is further driven by histamine release. The "natural" way to treat eczema is to replenish the oils in the skin. Moisturizing is the most important component of eczema treatment, ie with cerave and cetaphil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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