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Do I have to take steroids to get over my eczema flare-up?

See a dermatologist: Sometimes a few doses of prednisone------20mg alternate days for 3or 4 doses------is very useful to get you out of a crisis. Meanwhile you wil need long term basic management. Notice you can get a 16oz jar of triamcinolone cream or ointment for about $30. ...Read more

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Best non-steroid product to use on baby to help with severe eczema.

Best non-steroid product to use on baby to help with severe eczema.

Poor babe!: Here are some suggestions from a link: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/baby-eczema-questions-answers?Page=1 warm, mildly salty bath water, pat gentle dry, ointment. If these are not enough - see the doctor. Avoiding breaking the skin is important to prevent infection. Both of you deserve understanding and help with tolerating the discomfort and irritation. Awwwww. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat severe eczema for a 23-month-old besides steroids?

What can be used to treat severe eczema for a 23-month-old besides steroids?

Several things: Eliminate dairy and wheat from the diet. Give probiotics and cod liver oil. Use lotions like aquafor or calendula or jojoba oil or one called schmoove (see www.Franzcenter.Com). Chinese medicine can do a lot to balance the skin and help the GI tract...Eczema is associated with food allergies in many cases. I have also had great succes with homeopathy. Find a practitioner near you. ...Read more

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Is there anything for eczema if the steroid creams don't work all the way , and it comes back right away?

Maybe not eczema: If the rash comes right back, it may not be eczema, but an allergy to something touching the skin. Until the offending chemical is identified, and exposure avoided, the rash will continue to recur. Patch testing can identify the allergen chemical causing the rash. These tests are usually done by a dermatologist, not an allergist. ...Read more

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Is skin discoloration due to eczema cause by steroids or long term scratching?How do I remove skin discoloration without hurting my skin?

Is skin discoloration due to eczema cause by steroids or long term scratching?How do I remove skin discoloration without hurting my skin?

Steroids: Steroids can cause skin discoloration if you use incorrect potency for certain areas.Darker skin are more prone to have skin discoloration. Be sure to see a doctor to get proper potency cream/ointment for certain areas.Of rash. With long term scratching, your skin can get thickening , may .Leave scar, longer to respond., so try not to scratch if you can.With time, discoloration can get better. ...Read more

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Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Eczema, are there steroid cream alternatives?

Yes many: See your doctor for a discussion regarding what the alternatives for your skin condition include. Eczema affects many areas of the skin and scalp and there are different treatments available according to your particular situation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat eczema without topical steroid?

What is the best way to treat eczema without topical steroid?

Depends on severity: Mild eczema is best treated with strict adherence to proper bathing routines, moisturizing creams & skin barrier repair measures. More severe eczema can be treated with all the above, but may also need more serious approaches like oral medications. This could include methotrexate, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and cyclosporine. Eczema can also be managed using phototherapy (narrow band uvb). See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you give me some advice about eczema steroid cream alternatives?

Can you give me some advice about eczema steroid cream alternatives?

WHY???: Do you mean that you hope to control eczema without any cortisone cream? Soaking in water, then application of emollient (ceramide is best) is standard. For the face we use calcineurin inhibitors such as tacrolimus ointment instead of steroids. Otherwise topical steroids are the most important therapy. They are very safe and very effective. What is your problem? ...Read more

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Is it safe to tan while I have eczema and am using a steroid lotion?

Tanning with eczema: Sun is often very helpful for eczema, although sometimes the involved skin does not tan as well as other areas, leaving mottled skin pigmentation. ...Read more