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How do different medications treat seborrheic dermatitis?

How do different medications treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic derm: Ketoconazole is found in shampoos, foams, gels and creams. It's available in over-the-counter products in a 1 percent concentration and prescription products at a 2 percent strength. Some studies show that the 2 percent strength may be more effective. In a small percentage of people, ketoconazole can cause irritation, itching and burning. Prescription promiseb is very effective for seborrheic derm. ...Read more

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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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How do different medications treat nummular dermatitis?

How do different  medications treat nummular dermatitis?

NUMMULAR DERMATITIS: Common with dry skin. Try to lubricate skin to prevent drying before applying steroid cream.Oral antibiotics may be given for inflamed lesions. For widespread and resistant cases puva rx may be helpful or oral steroid for short rx may be given. ...Read more

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How do certain medications treat dermatitis?

How do certain medications treat dermatitis?

NUMMULAR DERMATITIS: Common with dry skin. Try to lubricate skin to prevent drying before applying steroid cream.Oral antibiotics may be given for inflamed lesions. For widespread and resistant cases puva rx may be helpful or oral steroid for short rx may be given. ...Read more

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What medications treat shingles?

What medications treat shingles?

Steroids, zovrax: Shingles is from activation of dorsal horn varicella zoster. To treat the patient needs rest and a course of an antiviral medication at the highest dose permitted by weight of patient. An oral dose of steroids, such as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack for six days, will decrease inflammation. It is good to recommend an immunization for people 50 or older who had chicken pox to avoid the disability from shingles. ...Read more

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Which creams are used to treat eczema?

Which creams are used to treat eczema?

Steroids: Topical corticosteroids are used for eczema treatment. These include Hydrocortisone ( 1% is otc, other strengths need prescription), betamethsone, triamcinolone, mometasone, clobetasol, etc. These are all prescription. ...Read more

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How do different medications treat stasis dermatitis?

How do different  medications treat stasis dermatitis?

Seborrheic derm: Ketoconazole is found in shampoos, foams, gels and creams. It's available in over-the-counter products in a 1 percent concentration and prescription products at a 2 percent strength. Some studies show that the 2 percent strength may be more effective. In a small percentage of people, ketoconazole can cause irritation, itching and burning. Prescription promiseb is very effective for seborrheic derm. ...Read more

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How do different medications treat contact dermatitis?

How do different medications treat contact dermatitis?

Reduce inflammation: Most contact dermatitis treatments are designed to reduce the inflammatory response that your body has mounted against the contactant. The rest are antihistamines, which reduce the itching. ...Read more

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Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Anybody prescribed puva treatment to treat skin disorders?

Not any more, mostly: Puva stands for "psoralen plus ultraviolet-a" - you take a drug called psoralen, which sensitizes your skin to long-wave uv light, then you go in a uv light box. It was used to treat psoriasis and other skin diseases, but in recent years it has largely been replaced by narrow-band uvb light treatment, which works better and avoids the risks of psoralen, such as sunburn and cataracts. ...Read more

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Are medicinal medications used to treat scabies safe?

Are medicinal medications used to treat scabies safe?

Safety of scabies RX: The medication usually used for scabies is elimite(permethrin topical). According to epocrates which is a drug based app, the common reactions are burning, pruritus, erythema, and numbness/tingling. No serious reactions have been reported. ...Read more

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Which OTC medication are best for eczema rashes?

Which OTC medication are best for eczema rashes?

Eczema: The best moisturizers are in ointment form which is more effective than creams which are more effective than lotions.Having said that, try vaseline and/or aquaphor first. ...Read more

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Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications treat sepsis?

Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications treat sepsis?

No: Antibiotics and other supportive measures are used to treat sepsis; nsaids and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not helpful whatsoever. ...Read more

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What medications help treat poison ivy?

What medications help treat poison ivy?

Poison ivy: Poison ivy treatments are usually limited to self-care methods, and the rash typically goes away on its own within two to four weeks. In the meantime, you can use poison ivy remedies, such as oatmeal baths and cool compresses, as well as over-the-counter anti-itch medications to relieve your signs and symptoms. In severe cases topical and oral cortisone are needed. ...Read more

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Are medications used to treat dystonia? 

Are medications used to treat dystonia? 

Yes: Several different kinds of medications can be helpful with dystonias, depending on the type of dystonia. Neurologists and psychiatrists generally have the most expertise for helping with dystonias. ...Read more

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Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Can antiviral medication treat chronic hepatitis b?

Yes: There are currently 6 available antiviral medications for hepatitis b. Viread is the most common and Baraclude (entecavir) is also a first line therapy. Most of these medications only need to be taken once per day and have minimal side effects. ...Read more

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Are there over-the counter medications to treat scabies?

Are there over-the counter medications to treat scabies?

Scabies: The over the counter topical medication to treat scabies is the generic elimite (permethrin). Make sure you read the insert regarding side effects of the medication. ...Read more

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Should I consider using topical medications to treat eczema?

Should I consider using topical medications to treat eczema?

Decrease itch & rash: Topical medications help decrease the itch and rash from eczema. Topical steroids (hydrocortisone (weak), triamcinolone (medium), mometasone (strong) and clobetasol (very strong) are some examples) are extremely safe and effective. They should not be used on the face or groin unless directed by a physician. These can be used daily. Stronger drugs should be used for shorter periods of time. ...Read more

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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more

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Can eczema be treated without medication?

Can eczema be treated without medication?

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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What is a safe systemic medication that can be taken for long periods to treat severe eczema?

What is a safe systemic medication that can be taken for long periods to treat severe eczema?

Eczema treatment: Beside oral antihistamine (claritin, zyrtec, (cetirizine) allergra...) to control itch, there are no safe long term systemic medication. Eczema is a disease of skin inflammation and super infection. Topical medications work best and it has less side effects. Keep your skin moist all the time by applying moisturizer generously after a shower or bath. See a doctor for antibiotic if there is signs of infection. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

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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My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter​ beside this mixture?

My 3yr old has been on prescription medication of  hydrocortisone & persivate to treat eczema wht else shld use over the counter​ beside this mixture?

Eczema care: Daily lubrication with petroleum jelly and/or coconut oil can help with the dryness and itching. Bathe every other day. Avoid use of personal care products and clothing detergent with scents and dyes. Wear soft fabrics such as cotton. More about eczema: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/skin/Pages/Eczema.aspx ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my eczema when i'm traveling?

What can I do to treat my eczema when i'm traveling?

USE MOISTURISERS/CRE: Avoid long hot baths, use moisturusers after bath, and use prescription cream steroids or other prescription cream if needed and if you are ithing too much use antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec you should pack all the meds and cream in your carry on bag. ...Read more

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Help! i'm having an eczema breakout. How do I get this treated fast?

Help! i'm having an eczema breakout. How do I get this treated fast?

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 is eczema treated?

How is eczema treated?

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 do I treat eczema ?

How do I treat eczema ?

Eczema: Avoid trigger factors in food ;environment. Use lot of moisture all the time. Use antihistamine and sarna lotion for itching. Low dose otc Hydrocortisone cream for mild irritation off and on, not constantly. High dose steroid cream or oral by dermatologist. Antibiotic for infection. Light therapy. New immuno modulator medications for recalcitrant eczema.Have patience and learn to live with it. ...Read more

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How do you treat eczema?

How do you treat eczema?

Many things: Basically one needs to avoid things that may irritate the skin. Moisturizers with hypo-allergenic creams or ointments will help protect the skin from flare-ups. Topical steroids are used to treat any flare-ups. Those are the basics but every patient needs to be evaluated on his or her own. ...Read more

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How do you treat eczema?

How do you treat 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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How do you treat eczema?

How do you treat eczema?

See dermatologist: eczema can be treated with oral, topical, or injectable medications, and have a stress component as well. You need to be evaluated by a dermatologist to learn why you have this problem, and then determine your best treatment options. ...Read more

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How can eczema be treated?

How can eczema be treated?

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 I best treat eczema ?

How can I best treat eczema ?

Depends on the : Severity of eczema.All of them need to be treated with prescription topical steroids.Some may need antibiotics as the skin become infected from scratching so much .Some do need combination of two strong topical steroids to control it.Use moisturising creams , skin cleansers instead of soap, avoid using warm water , take some antihistamine for itching, see md or dermatologist if severe. ...Read more

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How do you treat severe eczema?

How do you treat severe eczema?

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 easy is it to treat eczema?

How easy is it to treat eczema?

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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What can I take to treat eczema?

Various treatments: Treatment of eczema occurs at many levels. If you know what you are allergic or sensitive, foremost is prevention of the eczema by avoidance of the triggers. If has flare-up. Can use topical steroids, or in very severe flare-ups, oral steroids. Oral antihistamines for itching (like benadryl). Most important is daily skin care. Use moisturizing body wash, liberally apply moisturizers, use sunscreen. ...Read more

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How should I treat atopic eczema?

How should I treat atopic eczema?

Topical Creams: For limited localized atopic dermatitis, use a topical emmolient moisturizer to repair the epidermal barrier dysfunction. If itching is troublesome, the application of a topical steroid cream will provide relief. If there are signs of infection with fevers and yellow crusting, seek professional help for antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat eczema?

What can be done to treat eczema?

See a dermatologist: A dermatologist can prescribe medications to treat eczema. As to what can be done at home to control eczema, please see post https://www.Healthtap.Com/#expert_posts/1119312. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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