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Do topical steroids for eczema absorb into the body? I have a condition that is dramatically worsened by oral steroid use but i need eczema treatment.

Do topical steroids for eczema absorb into the body? I have a condition that is dramatically worsened by oral steroid use but i need eczema treatment.

Yes they do: There is definite but small absorption of topical steroids into the body. All steroid effects can be seen including elevation of sugar levels, etc but it would take a lot of topical use. It also depends on the strength of the steroid preparation that is used. ...Read more

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Have bad eczema, need antibiotics ?

Have bad eczema, need antibiotics ?

DoNotNeedAntibiotics: Eczema is not treated with Antibiotics. Use moisturisers and local steroid cream or ointmemt most of the time ...Read more

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Skin test for eczema needed for elder care - how do I go about this?

Skin test for eczema needed for elder care - how do I go about this?

Eczema & Allergy: There are 2 types of dermatitis or eczema caused by allergy - contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is like the rash you get with poison ivy and testing consists of a number of patches that are worn for 48 - 72 hours. Atopic dermatitis can be caused by food allergy and testing is done by skin prick with a drop of each suspected food and left on for 20 minutes. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Triamincinolone steroid cream by my Dermotologist to use as needed for my eczema. I use it quite often on few spots. Is this unsafe?

I was prescribed Triamincinolone steroid cream by my Dermotologist to use as needed for my eczema. I use it quite often on few spots. Is this unsafe?

Only if: You will know if the triamcinolone is causing a problem because you will get stretch marks, light spots, dark spots, redness. Your skin will look different than your eczema or normal skin. If you use just to calm the eczema then it is not unsafe. ...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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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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