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Mupirocin Ointment Eczema
If open wounds: Hand eczema responds best to topical anti-inflammatory or steroid creams/ointments. Mupirocin is an antibacterial ointment that is usually reserved in eczema patients for open wounds as a results of scratching because those can get infected, or for wounds that are already infected. ...Read more
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
Infected Eczema Only: Mupirocin ointment is a antibacterial preparation that can be helpful for eczema that has become infected but is not the proper treatment for maintenance of eczema long term. Using daily moisturizers and topical corticosteroid ointments for flares is more appropriate. See an Allergist or Dermatologist for more details on properly treating eczema. ...Read more
Should my daughters eczema/impetigo be covered with gauze on her face & cheeks? She's on the antibiotic ointment mupirocin
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
Normal for my baby's skin to become very red & hot after applying mupirocin? Allergic? Been on it for 2 weeks & "eczema" patch has spread so much.
Mupirocin is as you know an antibiotic ointment. Like oral antibiotics you should use sparingly for infection of your skin to avoid selecting resistant organisms.
The key is to keep your hand as dry as possible and open to the air. If there is secondary infection you can apply mupirocin in a thin layer twice a day. ...Read more
Does eczema weep on babies face or is weeping impetigo? My 3 month old has been on mupirocin the past 9 days. Still inflamed and weeping off and on.
Weeping skin: Both eczema and impetigo can weep. Unfortunately they can also go together. Impetigo should have improved at least somewhat with Mupirocin cream. For eczema, just using Mupirocin cream is not sufficient to improve the inflammation, so other meds need to be added. Please talk to you dermatologist about additional treatments for eczema. Also applying cool soaks even for a minute prior to meds helps. ...Read more
If my 4 month old is having an allergy to mupirocin, what alternatives should I ask her dr about? She has been battling eczema/mild impetigo on face.
Eczema treatment: If eczema is infected, it is often necessary to take oral antibiotics to help clear the exacerbation. ...Read more
Baby's eczema spot became open wound as she was able to scrape the crust. 5 days of mupirocin made it worse, stopped and using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) now. Is it ok?
Very frustrating: It's very hard to keep a baby or anyone else for that matter from continually scratching. Try socks on the hands during sleep but they usually come off anyway. Keep fingernails short and clean. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is fine. Occasionally oral antibiotics are required. Here's a secret: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize and when you are done Moisturize some more. This is what will control the itching ...Read more
I believe I have blepharitis and internet say topical steroids may help. I have mupirocin and triamcinolone. 1% for excema will either of these work?
No: Do not use any meds that are not specifically designed for use in the eye. ...Read more
Vanicream: I really like Vanicream but Cetaphil and Eucerin are all good options. In addition avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. For break-through itch Sarna lotion can be added. Topical steroid ointments are prescribed depending on severity of eczema flare. ...Read more
Depends on Severity: For mild eczema you might be able to get away with just over the counter hydrocortisone. For mild eczema desonide is great, can be used on face. For moderate eczema I like triamcinolone. Talk to your physician so that you know what level of severity of eczema you have and what topical corticosteroid ointment is best for you. Make sure to moisturize daily with fragrance free moisturizure. ...Read more
Is there any medicine can cure eczema and is there any cream or ointment that can remove the dark pigments caused by eczema?
No cure for eczema: But topical steroids can help a lot. For the hyperpigmentation, there are bleaching creams, but they can also irritate, especially if you have eczema. The best way is to control the underlying eczema, and the dark spots will eventually fade. See a dermatologist to make sure that your skin condition is nothing more serious. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the severity of the eczema -- generally you want to use the weakest medicine that will fix the problem. If you have fissures (cracks) in the skin, creams can sting, ointments (vaseline-like) work better. Strength ranges from Hydrocortisone (over the counter) to very strong prescription meds. ...Read more
Eczema: Be very careful using any steroid, especially a steroid in the genitalia. A bland moisturizer may help lubricate the area or vaseline. Friction can exacerbate the condition. For very short term use, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream with help, but remember only short term use! Visit a dermatologist if the area persist to rule out any other diagnoses. ...Read more
Yes: It is not a steroid, so it is preferred on the face, especially eyelids. It is too expensive for widespread use on other areas. If you need long-term treatment in genital area, it might be appropriate. Otherwise a topical steroid is preferred. Of course attention to dry skin is basic. ...Read more
None: Antibiotics should definitely not be used in prevention of eczema. It is only used if the skin is broken with a secondary infection. ...Read more
Is there any ointments for eczema that actually get rid of it quickly instead of just getting the itching to stop?
Eczema: Atopic dermatitis is our fancy term for eczema. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/eczema/basics/definition/con-20032073 for more info. Weak topical steroids are available OTC w/o prescription to decrease inflammation but shouldn't be used for extended prolonged periods of time. Best to see your Family Doc & Dermatologist to confirm diagnosis & discuss optimal chronic manageme ...Read more
Concerning atopic eczema why do ALL pharma paraffin and chemical based creams and ointments just sit on the surface of skin doing nothing beneficial?
Sealer: When you have atopic eczema, your skin cannot keep the moisture and thus you need to bathe regularly and then apply the moisturizer on the skin within 3 mins to try to seal some of the water in. The oil acts mainly as a sealer which is essential in controlling AE (AD). Most people needs 2 applications daily if not often. There are other anti-inflammatory topical products - see your doctor. ...Read more
I have eczema eucerine lotion doesn't help, doctor had pick up an ointment and three days later it was gone but I forgot the name, what elsecan I use?
Go see your doctor: Or at least contact office and ask for refill. Be sure to find out how long that medication is meant to last (3 days or 3 months). In meantime, check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/eczema/ds00986. ...Read more
No: Protopic ointment is only available by prescription. ...Read more
Yes you can: Keep in mind it is a "strong" steroid prescription medication so use it sparingly and do not use it for weeks upon end. A good plan would be to use it for 2 weeks, then off 2 weeks. It can discolor or thin the skin out or cause striae if used too much. Also avoid using it in certain areas like the face or the inguinal area where the skin is very thin. ...Read more
Does anyone have any experience with protopic ointment for the treatment of eczema? Does it work?
Cures or more promising longer lasting relief for vaginal dermatitis/eczema? Steroid ointment not 100% helpful for very long.
What is the cause?: The cure would be to find out what has caused the problem in the first place. Allergy to a product you're using, such as soap, vagisil, moisturizer, or medicated wipes? Allergy to a fragrance in your laundry soap or fabric softener, menstrual pads? Stop everything except plain petrolatum or crisco shortening to soothe the irritation. No fabric softener sheets in the dryer. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
About atopic eczema why do all paraffin + chemical based creams + ointments just sit on surface of skin to irritate and scratch off giving no relief?
Bathing: Regular bathing adds water to your skin and helps keep the bacterial flora on the skin more normal. Since you have washed off the scanty amount of moisturizing oil on the skin, you need to apply something similar to seal the moisture in. Bathing is essential to make this work. ...Read more
I have been told I have eczema but I have tried all kinds of creams and ointments even shots, is there any type of natural treatment I can try inst?
ECZEMA: Eczema care begins in infancy. Babies develop eczema from food allergy. So it is introduce one by one to know the allergen. As the child grow up, there are environmental triggers that cause eczema. The moisturizers help the skin before applying steroid cream.Oatmeal baths are helpful. Allergy specialist can advise, do intradermal tests and shots to help pinpoint triggers. ...Read more
Maybe: It may work, but may not be potent enough for the hands. ...Read more
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