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How often does eczema herpeticum recur? Does it always recur when the eczema comes back? Or does the reactivation of the virus always result in this?
Can't predict: A healthy skin barrier is vital as it will protect invasion by common infections - bacteria, fungal, viral. Eczema herpeticum is when the hsv (cold sore) virus invades the skin because of the underlying eczema (causing breaks in this skin barrier). It is a serious condition - get immediate medical help. Control the eczema and avoid anyone with cold sores to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Am having eczema recurrently.Rashes under skin & itching.Can I take defcort for long.Have used betnovate & fucidin still they recur.Any stronger cream?
No: Those creams are strong enough, please don't self medicate, follow up with your doctor/dermatologist, eczema isn't just treated with topical treatment, other factors weigh in, skin care is important, triggers for exacerbations, diet, hydration and others. Potent local steriod creams can have the same deleterious effects if not used under doctor's supervision ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8mnth old recurrent wheezin SOB,labourd breathing.since13days.on inhaled steroids and bronchdilator.eczema+ve can we giv monteleukast for future recur?
Montelukast: Montelukast (Singulair) is recommended as add-on therapy (not initial or first line) for respiratory concerns. It is an effective and safe medication for children as young as 6 months of age. I have found it to be very beneficial in the pediatric population with decreased benefit in adult population. Can also help with nasal symptoms, as well. ...Read more
My son has reoccurring sores appearing on his lower legs and forearms only. I thought they were from scratching small areas of eczema but its not. They are small round shaped ulcers that itch then leave a scar of dark colored skin after its healed. I h
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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