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How quickly can oral corticosteroids act on atopic eczema?

How quickly can oral corticosteroids act on atopic eczema?

Within Days: For severe eczema and/or exacerbation of eczema you should start seeing improvement in skin within a few days. If you have a severe flare make sure you are given a burst with a prolonged taper as eczema tends to flare right back up if oral steroids are abruptly discontinued. Make sure you are following eczema treatment plan with daily moisturization, bleach baths, avoidance of triggers, etc. ...Read more

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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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Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Often but not always: 70% of the children lose their ad by age 7, but the other 30% don't. Ad may also develop in adulthood but this is much less frequent and may be a totally different disease. One thing seems clear-nearly all ad patients have dry skin , the result of a defective skin layer causing water loss. Moisturizer immediately after bathing is a must. ...Read more

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Will eczema go away without treatment?

Will eczema go away without treatment?

Yes: Most infants and tots will grow out of their eczema. But not all will. And it might take a few years. So you should treat in in the meantime. Start with topicals like vaseline, aquaphor or eucerin. Try diaper ointments. My rule of thumb is that it should come from a tub/jar, not a pump bottle. Then if that isn't enough, then talk to your doctor for a prescription. Keep them from scratching! ...Read more

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Will desonide cure eczema?

Will desonide cure eczema?

Can help!: Desonide is a topical steroid cream that is used in certain dermatological conditions, and yes, eczema is one of them! keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so it isnt tru;y a cure, but a treatment to keep it under control. Also, using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil will also help keep your eczema under control. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure a seborrhea skin blemish?

How can I quickly cure a seborrhea skin blemish?

Control but no cure: There is no permanent cure for dandruff. Over the counter products such as Nizoral (ketoconazole) 1% shampoo, t/gel or t/sal shampoos can help. If this is not enough, see a dermatologist who can help you find the best prescription regimen. ...Read more

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How to cure atopic dermatitis?

How to cure atopic dermatitis?

Atopic Dermatitis: Really there is no "cure" for atopic dermatitis, there is management. In my practice I recommend: decreased bathing (small baths every other day) using dove sensitive skin soap, liberal use of emollients (aveeno, aquaphor,cetaphil) and small amounts of topical steroids in the worst areas used sparingly until the outbreak resolves. Also, careful attention to products with fragrances and chemicals. ...Read more

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How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

See details: Try a coal tar shampoo such as Denorex, PsoriaTrax or Betatar on a daily basis. If they do not work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to cure skin allergies and dermatitis?

How to cure skin allergies and dermatitis?

Moisturize: For eczema, whether allergic or not moisturization is the key. Soak in the bath until wrinkly, then apply a barrier cream to problem areas. Allergy testing can determine if food is the cause, or if you are Atopic (allergic) in general and prone to eczema. ...Read more

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Can ringworm stop being contagious with topical treatment?

Can ringworm stop being contagious with topical treatment?

Yes: I generally cover it out of extra caution, but after a day or two of topical therapy its ability to spread is reduced. ...Read more

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How to cure my drying atopic dermatitis?

How to cure my drying atopic dermatitis?

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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Which treatment is best for eczema scarring?

Which treatment is best for eczema scarring?

Improvement of scars: Scars can be secondary to accidents, burns or surgery. These behave differently and if the wounds get infected then there is another variable that will impact scarring. Scars mainly improve with time but addiing scar care creams, sunblock use, silicone gel sheets, compression, laser or light therapy and sometimes scar revision are modalities that can help make things better. ...Read more

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How effective is uvb treatment on guttate psoriasis and after treatment does it usually come back?

How effective is uvb treatment on guttate psoriasis and after treatment does it usually come back?

Treatment of Choice: Guttate psoriasis is sometimes associated with strep throat infection and most dermatologists will treat you for that when you are first diagnosed with guttate psoriasis. However, narrow band uvb is the treatement of choice for this type of psoriasis. Topical & systemic treatments are available. After it clears, it can come back but everyone is different. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Which treatment is the fastest/most efficient for curing rashes due to poison ivy?

Which treatment is the fastest/most efficient for curing rashes due to poison ivy?

Steroid cream: For mild cases of poison ivy over small areas, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec for itching is usually sufficient. For more severe episodes of poison ivy it may be necessary to get a prescription for a stronger steroid cream or for prednisone. Avoidance is key. Learn what poison ivy looks like. ...Read more

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Can eczema completely cure?

Can eczema  completely cure?

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 will treat atopic dermatitis?

What will treat atopic dermatitis?

Treat itch, triggers: There are 4 basic principles to treating atopic dermatitis: 1: controlling itch with antihistamines, 2: good skin care for dryness, 3: using anti-inflammatory medications like steroid creams and elidel/protopic type agents, and 4: studying and addressing triggers (like food or animal allergies or chemicals that irritate sensitive skin, or superinfection with staph). See dermatologist or allergist. ...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 effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of eczema?

What is the treatment of eczema?

Depends on symptoms: Eczema can be treated with a cream or topical solution, however many very effective oral medications are now available. Oral medications work systemically, and treat the source of your Eczema, and can relieve almost all of your symptoms and dry skin with a daily maintenance medication. ...Read more

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Will eczema go away without treatment?

Yes: Most infants and tots will grow out of their eczema. But not all will. And it might take a few years. So you should treat in in the meantime. Start with topicals like vaseline, aquaphor or eucerin. Try diaper ointments. My rule of thumb is that it should come from a tub/jar, not a pump bottle. Then if that isn't enough, then talk to your doctor for a prescription. Keep them from scratching! ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for eczema treatment?

What is the best medicine for eczema treatment?

Topical Steroids: For eczema flares, the best medicine is topical steroid creams/ointments. Apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Other treatments include avoiding long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream at least twice a day. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night and chlorine baths if more severe ...Read more

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I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

Depends on severity: Eczema is the result of dry skin. Dry skin itches leading to scratching & an endless cycle of itching & scratching resulting in skin damage. Because the skin barrier is compromised you can rehydrate the skin by soaking in a warm tub. Soap not needed. Immediately after bathing trap the moisture in the skin with vaseline, ointments or creams. Avoid lotions. Tougher cases need steroids & antibiotics. ...Read more

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My eczema is really really bad. Best treatment options?

My eczema is really really bad. Best treatment options?

See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more

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Suffering from eczema since last few years.Please suggest treatment.

Suffering from eczema since last few years.Please suggest treatment.

Eczema treatment: Moisturizer plays an important role in keeping your skin healthy. You should apply moisturizer as many time as possible to keep your skin moist. Avoiding irritant like soap, apply cortisone cream otc and giving otc antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) will help decrease the inflammation and itchiness. Thus prevent the itch-scratch cycle that aggravates the skin. See a doctor for antibiotic if it's infected. ...Read more

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My child has really bad eczema. What's the best treatment to calm it down?

Topical meds: skin hydration and moisturizers are the most important parts of controlling eczema. This includes reducing bathing with harsh soaps and shampoos. Also avoid detergents with perfumes or colors added. When eczema flares up, you may also need a topical steroid cream in order to control it. Eczematous skin can also get infected, so if it looks bad, please see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eczema to flare up and what is a treatment that can cure eczema for good?

What are the causes of eczema to flare up and what is a treatment that can cure eczema for good?

Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isnt a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...Read more

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Does scratching eczema always leave permanent discoloration? Or can it fade with time/treatment?

Does scratching eczema always leave permanent discoloration? Or can it fade with time/treatment?

No: Persistent scratching by taking antihistamine- OTC Apply Vitamin E oil to the affected area at night. Fish oil capsule & flax seeds also help. Use mild soaps only like unscented Dove. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for eczema?

Good skin care.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's 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. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see your doctor for additional management. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eczema?

What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read more

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Is efidel a good treatment for eczema?

? Elidel (pimecrolimus): I assume this is the medication you mean. If that is the case it is often very good in the treatment of eczema, although it is very expensive. ...Read more

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How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for eczema scarring?

Improvement of scars: Scars can be secondary to accidents, burns or surgery. These behave differently and if the wounds get infected then there is another variable that will impact scarring. Scars mainly improve with time but addiing scar care creams, sunblock use, silicone gel sheets, compression, laser or light therapy and sometimes scar revision are modalities that can help make things better. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for eczema?

What is the treatment for eczema?

Trap water in skin: Eczema is a disorder not a disease. There are probably many causes. Defects in skin maturation & immunological over-reaction play significant roles. Most of my patients respond to bathing for 15 minutes daily in warm water. Use cetaphil or cerave instead of soap. Apply calcineurin inhibitors or corticosteroids to hot spots on skin. With creams or ointments (not lotions) moisturize, moisturize, etc. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema treatment: Eczema treatment depends upon the cause of it. Removal of the causative agent is the first step, next you treat it with the anti inflammatory agent. Consult the dermatologist if it is not better. ...Read more

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Eczema on the face help! what is the best treatment?

Eczema on the face help! what is the best treatment?

Treat & Prevent: My basic approach to eczema treatment is to find the cause, which is usually there if you look for it. If eliminating the cause is impossible, medium-strength topical steroids and other treatments achieve control in most cases. A dermatologist will be able to tailor a treatment to your specific situation. ...Read more

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Is california baby product safe for eczema treatment?

Is california baby product safe for eczema treatment?

See below: I just looked at the ingredients in the products, and they are safe. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Eczema treatment: Cortisone cream can be useful but consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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