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I have been diagnosed with eczema since i was a newborn & yet I have it still. Could it be psoriasis?
Can be dificult to..: Can be difficult to differentiate. I have many patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis who have thought or been told they have eczema, and they turn out to have overt or hidden psoriasis. Actopic dermatitis is considered a synonym for excema, but it is a poor one! ...Read more
My elder son has eczema minor n my new born is showing rashes n white boils on his face n neck i m scared?
Newborn rash: Your newborn might also be at risk of eczema. But this is not so scary if you start prevention early and you follow up with the pediatrician and dermatologist as recommended. Use unscented shampoo and soap and them infrequently.Use neutral skin oil and do not start early feeding with solid food, wait until 6 mo of age to prevent food allergy that would worsen eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 1 month old baby face has become rough and dry. It looks red and very irritated. What is the difference between acne eczema and
acne in newborns?
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 1 more doctor answer
HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more
Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily.See your doc if you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer