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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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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 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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