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Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

Is there anything I can do to help treat eczema, besides applying topical steroids medications?

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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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that 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 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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What is the best way to treat an eczema flare up without applying steroids to the skin (such as dovate)?

What is the best way to treat an eczema flare up without applying steroids to the skin (such as dovate)?

Eczema flare: Depends on the etiology of the eczema , sometimes it is allergic to foods , milk soy or environmental and may resolve if you avoid the trigger, sometimes it is due to strep and resolves with treatment of strep . Aveeno oatmeal baths may help if not allergic, possible moisutizers like Eucerin cream f/u/ w/ dermatology ...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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Hi, Is there anything more I can do apart from cortisones, steroids and skin care to treat eczema. Any other treatment option available. Help. Thanks?

Hi, Is there anything more I can do apart from cortisones, steroids and  skin care to treat eczema. Any other treatment option available. Help. Thanks?

Accessory Treatments: Things you can do to improve eczema: 1 Avoid triggers- ex dietary vs clothing, allergens. 2 Add an antihistamine 3 Keep the skin extremely moisturized, you can use a thick gel like vaseline 4 Short hydratint baths, sometimes with oatmeal producs. 5 visit a naturopath regarding accessory treatments, 6 dietary changes, avoid milk, gluten etc. ...Read more

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Can I have surgery to remove thin-skin caused by using steroid cream to treat eczema?

Can I have surgery to remove thin-skin caused by using steroid cream to treat eczema?

It depends: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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I was given a steroid injection yesterday for hives and eczema.My tinnitus is very high now. Is that likely to go away when medication wears off?

I was given a steroid injection yesterday for hives and eczema.My tinnitus is very high now. Is that likely to go away when medication wears off?

Not related: I have not heard of steroid causing tinnitus. More likely that you may be having a viral infection causing hives and tinnitus. However only time will tell. See ear doctor if problem persists for longer than 2 weeks or gets more severe. ...Read more

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I don't want to use sterroids to treat my 3 month olds eczema. What safer options do I have? Severe eczema runs in my family.

Elidel (pimecrolimus): My son, now 15 months, has had problems with eczema since he was born. Extremely bad patches on his cheeks that would often begin to bleed because he would scratch them so much. We tried using several non-rx creams from aveno to aquaphor. Then we tried a prescrption steroid. Nothing seemed to work. Elidel (pimecrolimus) cleared his face up after the first 3 days of use. Now we use it only as it flares up. ...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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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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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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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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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

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What if I use the steroid cream more than what dr said to use for eczema?

Overuse of steroid : Ur skin could get thinned out from overusage of steroid creams.Check wiht ur doc for the potencuy of the cream and if u need tooveruse the current one it may nbot be helping u. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a nummular eczema and i'm taking steroids but it does not cure?

What can I do if I have a nummular eczema and i'm taking steroids but it does not cure?

Avoid triggers: Like wool, lanolin. Keep skin moisturized. Topical steroids or ointment with tar. Ultraviolet light. And Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching. ...Read more

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Cures or more promising longer lasting relief for vaginal dermatitis/eczema? Steroid ointment not 100% helpful for very long.

Cures or more promising longer lasting relief for vaginal dermatitis/eczema? Steroid ointment not 100% helpful for very long.

What is the cause?: The cure would be to find out what has caused the problem in the first place. Allergy to a product you're using, such as soap, vagisil, moisturizer, or medicated wipes? Allergy to a fragrance in your laundry soap or fabric softener, menstrual pads? Stop everything except plain petrolatum or crisco shortening to soothe the irritation. No fabric softener sheets in the dryer. See a dermatologist. ...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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