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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?

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

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Am having eczema recurrently.Rashes under skin & itching.Can I take defcort for long.Have used betnovate & fucidin still they recur.Any stronger cream?

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 more

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8mnth old recurrent wheezin SOB,labourd breathing.since13days.on inhaled steroids and bronchdilator.eczema+ve can we giv monteleukast for future recur?

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

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What's eczema?

What's eczema?

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

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Good article about: Atopic dermatitis http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/eczema/ds00986 associated with asthma and allergies also. ...Read more

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What is eczema ?

What is eczema 
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Eczema: a detailed answer would take more than the allotted 400 characters via healthtap. Here is some detailed information from the National Eczema Association https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/ ...Read more

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What causes eczema?

What causes eczema?

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 more

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). ...Read more

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How to cure eczema?

How 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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