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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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My daughter has eczema and is very worried that her eczema is caused by polyester. Is it possible to be allergic to polyester? She has ocd/anxiety.

My daughter has eczema  and is very worried that her eczema is caused by polyester.  Is it possible to be allergic to polyester?  She has ocd/anxiety.

Natural fibers: Fabrics made from natural fibers such as cotton or silk are preferred for people with eczema. Polyester is likely more of an irritant than an allergen, but anything is possible. Avoiding synthetic fibers, fragranced detergents/body washes and excessive bathing combined with liberal use of hypoallergenic moisturizers may help. ...Read more

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Can eczema make u sick?

Can eczema make u sick?

Yes, it could: Eczema is certainly an annoying physical condition but hardly a serious or life threatening one. However, eczema herpeticum, very uncommon complication occuring in individuals with eczema when they are infected with herpes virus, can be serious if not treated promptly. ...Read more

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How do I deal with eczema?

How do I deal with eczema?

Moisturizers: The most important treatment for eczema is the use of moisturizers. Avoid drying soaps, such as antibacterial or deodorant soaps. After bath or shower, pat the skin dry and apply a good moisturizing cream (creams are better than lotions which are mostly water). For very irritated areas, use a Hydrocortisone cream before applying the moisturizer. Reapply moisturizer frequently as needed. ...Read more

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What does eczema look like?

Rash: It is a scaly and itchy rash. There may be oozing blisters. There is often skin color change (lighter or darker) and if it has been around a while and the patient has scratched it, the skin can become leather-like. It is most common in infants and can be associated with asthma and/or hay fever. ...Read more

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Is bag balm good for eczema?

Is bag balm good for eczema?

Hand Eczema: This Balm is great for hand dermatits/eczema that is severe (dry, cracked skin). I wouldn't recommend for generalized eczema. Try Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil for daily use to whole body. ...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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What can I do about my eczema?

What can I do about my 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 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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What is a good eczema ointment?

What is a good eczema ointment?

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

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Why and how do people get eczema

Why and how do people get eczema

Many reasons: Too many reasons why people get it. Contact allergens(allergic contact dermatitis), genetic background(atopic dermatitis), dry environment or aging(xerotic eczema), stress(dyshydrotic eczema), stress plus possible yeast infecion(seborrheic dermatitis) are just some of them. ...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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Will eczema go away permanently?

Will eczema go away permanently?

Sometimes or not: Eczema tends to be a chronic skin condition although for some people it does clear over time. Others will continue to have problems. ...Read more

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How can I address severe eczema?

How can I address severe eczema?

Prevention: The key to treating eczema is prevention with a strong emollient like vasoliene. Short lukewarm showers are better than long hot baths. ...Read more

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Can collodial silver help eczema?

Can collodial silver help eczema?

No.: Colloidal silver has not been shown to help with anything. It can turn you gray though (skin, eyes, internal organs). The fda has taken action against several colloidal drug companies, including web site advertisers, for making unsubstantiated claims for their product. It is not recognized as safe or effective. ...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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What can I do about atopic eczema?

What can I do about atopic eczema?

....more: Topical meds like steroids offer relief when itching is horrendous. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and hyrdoxyzine can also help..I prefer to approach it with the methods mentioned above to stimulate healing from the inside out. Allergy testing and food allergy testing with companies like alcat can also offer beneficial information. There is much that can be done to help. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure eczema?

What is a good way to cure 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 do for my baby's eczema?

What can I do for my baby's eczema?

Emollients: A combination of liberal emollient use and antihistamines to control itching may be sufficient for mild eczema. Good emollients include plain vasoline, aquaphor, cerave, eucerin, or cetaphil. Antihistamines such as non-sedating zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help itching, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Atarax at night can help. For moderate to severe eczema, prescription steroid ointments may be necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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