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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Neurodermatitis

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For how long should steroids be used for treatment of neurodermatitis ?

For how long should steroids be used for treatment of neurodermatitis ?

Uncertain: this really depends on your total evaluation of your neurodermatitis. We don't always use corticosteroids in this setting. This is best to discuss with your physician so you may have your best total therapy plan ...Read more

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What's neurodermatitis and how does anyone can get rid of it?

What's neurodermatitis and how does anyone can get rid of it?

Steroids,mittens: Neurodermatitis is often the result of the itch-scratch-itch cycle. This can start because of some irritation like poison ivy or an injury, but after the original problem is gone, the skin is still itchy. The constant scratching causes damage and more irritation. So breaking that cycle is key. Otc steroids can help, as can aloe vera, systemic antihistamine and wearing mittens at night!difficult. ...Read more

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Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

Can the disease neurodermatitis be contagious?

No: By definition, the term neurodermatitis implies no infection or disease but a nervous need to scratch. The nervous need to scratch may make other people nervous as well, but this is not truly contagious. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of itching from neurodermatitis?

Steroids,mittens: Neurodermatitis is often the result of the itch-scratch-itch cycle. This can start because of some irritation like poison ivy or an injury, but after the original problem is gone, the skin is still itchy. The constant scratching causes damage and more irritation. So breaking that cycle is key. Otc steroids can help, as can aloe vera, systemic antihistamine and wearing mittens at night!difficult. ...Read more

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I'm 30 (female) and i'm using for 15 years a cortisone cream (flixotide) because of neurodermatitis. I shouldn't use it for so long?

I'm 30 (female) and i'm using for 15 years a cortisone cream (flixotide) because of neurodermatitis. I shouldn't use it for so long?

NO , not advisable: Speak to your dermatologist , long term use of steroid is not good for your skin , also causes cataract formation in some, may rx different mediation. ...Read more

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Having a severe itch from neurodermatitis. What to do?

Having a severe itch from neurodermatitis. What to do?

Steroids,mittens: Neurodermatitis is often the result of the itch-scratch-itch cycle. This can start because of some irritation like poison ivy or an injury, but after the original problem is gone, the skin is still itchy. The constant scratching causes damage and more irritation. So breaking that cycle is key. Otc steroids can help, as can aloe vera, systemic antihistamine and wearing mittens at night!difficult. ...Read more

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Is there any over counter medicine can treat neurodermatitis? I have ointment containing hydrocortisone 1% here. Thank you very much! eric

Is there any over counter medicine can treat neurodermatitis? I have ointment containing hydrocortisone 1% here.

Thank you very much!
eric

Antihistamines: Most important thing is to stop scratching, itching or rubbing. Break the itch-scratch-rash cycle. Helps to take antihistamines (allegra, atarax, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, claritin), dozepin (oral and topical), topical steroids (prescription strength). Sometimes hypnotherapy can help. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more