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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
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms 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
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
Blister on my lips is recurring. not painful at all. after a day it peels itself. what might be this kind of infection?i aslo think i have eczema。
Please see: Please see dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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 2 more doctor answers
It's genetic: Most eczema is due to genetically inherited skin defects. This results in chronic dry skin often with rash and itching. Flare ups can be reduced by gentle skin care, using fragrance and dye free skin care products, and applying a high quality moisturizer after bathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moisturize: Part of the defect in eczema skin is the absence of a lipid called ceramides. This causes dry peeling skin and subsequent inflammation. The inflammatory process is further driven by histamine release. The "natural" way to treat eczema is to replenish the oils in the skin. Moisturizing is the most important component of eczema treatment, ie with cerave and cetaphil. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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