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Doctor insights on: Sunscreen For Eczema

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Which sunscreen is ok to use on a baby with eczema?

Which sunscreen is ok to use on a baby with eczema?

Any sunblock...: ...That has a cream or lotion base would be suitable. Gels and sprays often contain alcohol, and will sting when applied to eczematous skin. I have been assured by multiple industry sources that sunscreen lotions marked "for babies" are identical to the same brand-names marketed to adults, so don't waste time or money seeking out some special "baby sunscreen.". ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Eczema (Definition)

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


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What sunscreen do I have to use when i go abroad ? Note I have mild eczema

What sunscreen do I have to use when i go abroad ? Note I have mild eczema

Sunscreens: Depending on how sunny it is where you are going, you may want to choose a broad spectrum (uvb and uva) sunscreen with a high spf. For sensitive skin that may be irritated by chemicals in sunscreens, you may want to choose a sunscreen may only with physical blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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I have allergic dermatitis. Last month during vacation sunbathed w/ one eczema w/ sunscreen. The rash is gone but the skin is lighter. Is it normal?

Yes: Sun exposure can decrease the severity of eczema. However, chronic exposure to the sun with or without sun burn can increase sun damage (not visible to the naked eye) and that can later lead to skin cancer. Ask your dermatologist or md for good moisturizer recommendations and for topical steroid oil or cream recommendations. This is safer that long term tanning for your eczema. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat eczema?

What can I take to treat eczema?

Various treatments: Treatment of eczema occurs at many levels. If you know what you are allergic or sensitive, foremost is prevention of the eczema by avoidance of the triggers. If has flare-up. Can use topical steroids, or in very severe flare-ups, oral steroids. Oral antihistamines for itching (like benadryl). Most important is daily skin care. Use moisturizing body wash, liberally apply moisturizers, use sunscreen. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 and I have discoloration of the skin from eczema. and I want something that'll clear my skin for good. any suggestions?

What to do if I am 18 and I have discoloration of the skin from eczema. and I want something that'll clear my skin for good. any suggestions?

Eczema: Eczema can come and go for years. Use a good, unscented moisturizer and a sunscreen to help protect your skin. Avoid scratching- which can lead to infection and scars. If it is worse, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why does my eczema act up after laying in the sun?

Why does my eczema act up after laying in the sun?

Dries skin: Eczema is a dry skin condition that can be triggered by excessive heat or cold, sun, wind, dry arid climates (ie: desert or high mountain altitude), stress, environmental change, allergies. Moisturizers and topical steroids help with eczema. ...Read more

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Why does warm weather aggravate eczema?

Why does warm weather  aggravate eczema?

Heat: Heat will often make eczema worse - it causes release of histamine from cells in the skin and histamine causes itching. Interestingly, humidity (which frequently comes along with warm weather) often makes eczema better. That said, every baby has his own triggers and sensitivities that exacerbate or improve eczema. ...Read more

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Will applying bleaching cream on my skin that has eczema on it make it darker? Its already darker than my skin tone so i want to even it out.

Will applying bleaching cream on my skin that has eczema on it make it darker? Its already darker than my skin tone so i want to even it out.

Bleaching cream : Most bleaching creams contain hydroquinone. This medication shuts down the melanocytes, the cells that make pigment. This product can be irritating, especially in those with sensitive skin. When irritation occurs, darkening can occur, but more typically redness and scaling occurs. Some patients get a parodoxical reaction in which the skin gets darker and not lighter, but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the best sun cream for a baby with eczema tat has an allergy to psrfgin?

What is the best sun cream for a baby with eczema tat has an allergy to psrfgin?

Clothing?: Babies should not be in the sun much, but if a must protect with clothing or a physical ( chemical free) sunscreen containing zinc or titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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