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Treatment For Eczema On Legs
Moisturize: Use moisturizing soap. Use lots of moisturizer. If it worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
I only have mild eczema. I get white patches (discolouration) on my arms and legs every summer. Why is this? And what's the best treatment.
Discoloration: Whenever the skin becomes inflamed or irritated it will heal lighter in color or darker in color. This is because the melanocytes produce pigment and transfer their pigment granules to the keratinocytes. Usually the color evens our after a season or two. The best treatment is to prevent the inflammation from the eczema by the use of topical medications prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
What's the best treatment for a two and a half year old with eczema. Is calamine lotion safe. It is on his arms and legs?
See a dermatologist: Calamine lotion will aggravate eczema. It drys the skin. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile have the child soak for a long time in a warm bath. Then smear with something for dry skin. Ceramide creams from Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, others are all nice. Also rub in OTC hydrocortisone cream on arms and legs. When you go to the skin specialist bring everything you have used, including cleansers. ...Read more
Eczema care: Get cerave or cristco shortening and long rolls of gauze. Lather up the ghoo on the skin and wrap it lightly overnight and do it nightly until the skin is well moisturized and then apply the moisturizer daily twice a day especially after a shower and don't use hot water when you shower. ...Read more
Good skin care.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's 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. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see your doctor for additional management. ...Read more
Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read more
Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more
Trap water in skin: Eczema is a disorder not a disease. There are probably many causes. Defects in skin maturation & immunological over-reaction play significant roles. Most of my patients respond to bathing for 15 minutes daily in warm water. Use cetaphil or cerave instead of soap. Apply calcineurin inhibitors or corticosteroids to hot spots on skin. With creams or ointments (not lotions) moisturize, moisturize, etc. ...Read more
Eczema treatment: Eczema treatment depends upon the cause of it. Removal of the causative agent is the first step, next you treat it with the anti inflammatory agent. Consult the dermatologist if it is not better. ...Read more
Moisturizing: Eczema is often controlled by strategies to reduce drying of skin. Avoid irritants (harsh soap, hot water) and apply moisturizer immediately after bathing and several times during day (Aquaphor, Vanicream, Eucerin, CeraVe are all good, but with varying degree of "greasiness"). Low-dose topical corticosteroid can be used as well. If any sign of infection of cracked skin, then antibiotic essential ...Read more
Treat dry skin: Treating the dry skin often will get rid of most of the eczematous areas. Aquaphor is an extremely greasy lubricant that is often needed to treat moderate to severe eczema. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone may be needed as well, but they can cause patchy discoloration of the face and so should be used with caution. ...Read more
What is the best home treatment for eczema that is on the ankles of a 19 year old it has been called atopical eczema
Cortisone cream: Best to use a cortisone cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many but disguraing: There are many treatments for the symptoms of eczema but unfortunately no cure. This makes eczema an extremely frustrating disease. Some treatments that work well and last longer than the typical treatments are narrow band uvb, biologics and some oral medicines like cyclosporin. Theses have to all be prescribed by a dermatologist. I wish I had better news for you. ...Read more
Please advise an aggressive treatment for eczema. Seen multiple dermatologists only prescribed steroids that does not work. Diabetic. Help!
Atopic Eczema: If you have been given topical steroids with little result, consider trying bleach baths 4-5 times weekly. Add 1/2 cup regular bleach to a full tub of lukewarm water and soak for 10 min, then come out and dry the skin and apply a good emollient like Cetaphil Restoraderm. You may need to continue the steroids so some resistant areas, also discuss the strength of your steroids - some work better. ...Read more
My 18m old child has eczema. Hydrocortisone, Vaseline, and Aveeno (oatmeal) eczema therapy is not helping w/ her bumps or rash-like that are on her legs&hand?
See her doctor: Who may refer you to a dermatologist, needs evaluation, self treatment can miss, hence history and physical examination are important, best wishes ...Read more
Hello When I was about 11 on my left leg there is darkspot money like eczema or icthyosis I don't know what is that exactly still now I am 20 st?
Recommend: Please do an official consult to answer this question. Not a quick answer. ...Read more
Improvement of scars: Scars can be secondary to accidents, burns or surgery. These behave differently and if the wounds get infected then there is another variable that will impact scarring. Scars mainly improve with time but addiing scar care creams, sunblock use, silicone gel sheets, compression, laser or light therapy and sometimes scar revision are modalities that can help make things better. ...Read more
I am fairly sure my son has eczema, and it's getting worse and spreading. Only it doesn't itch at all, still eczema? Best treatment on a 6 yr old?
Something else: Have him checked. Eczema invariably causes itching. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone, 1 wk: Kids with eczema have dry areas of skin, and are drier overall. If there is eczema, one can try a cream like cerave. Dermatologists recommend cerave for it's ceramides ingredient, which is known to make eczema patches more normal. Cream is applied as needed, and also after bathing, to lock in moisture. One can add Hydrocortisone 1% cream, twice a day for a week, to normalize the skin faster. ...Read more
My daughters eczema is getting worse... Never had skin breaking or discoloration. ... Now it all over her legs... Help!
Eczema: See a dermatologist so they may properly diagnose and treat the condition. Eczema responds to topical corticosteroid and non corticosteroid creams and moisturizers ...Read more
I have hypo- and hyperpigmentation on my face due to eczema. How can I make these marks disappear? Is there a treatment?
Yes but in the face: Of eczema you really need to discuss options with dermatologist as many things that can help pigmentation can aggravate eczema. Make appointment ...Read more
Are there any new treatments in the works for eczema? What is the most effective treatment other than a medicated steroid cream.
Immunomodulators: Immunomodulators that work in the cellular level with the immune cells involved with eczema such as Protopic and elidel (pimecrolimus). Also moisturizers containing ceramides are new therapies. ...Read more
My son has what it looks like to be eczema on his legs. Started behind the knees the spread. Normal behavior otherwise. Should we check it out?
Yes get checked: Yes get it checked by your childs pediatrician or a dermatologist to make sure it is eczema and get it treated appropriately. ...Read more