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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 is the best treatment for weeping eczema? I've tried putting hydrocortisone lotion on it, but it doesn't work well because of the liquid on it

What is the best treatment for weeping eczema? I've tried putting hydrocortisone lotion on it, but it doesn't work well because of the liquid on it

Wet wrap: You need to use a thick ointment such as vaseline and wrap it with wet gauze then dry gauze and leave it overnight and repeat nightly until skin starts healing. ...Read more

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6 month old with eczema with weeping neck and leg rash. Atm, bf and feeding rice cereal, fruits and veggies.Any advice what to do?

6 month old with eczema with weeping neck and leg rash. Atm, bf and feeding rice cereal, fruits and veggies.Any advice what to do?

Severe eczema: Weeping rash in this young age should be seen in an office and best to see ur pediatrician and ask for a referral to a dermatologist. Also they now have blood tests for allergen testing so you do not have to wait for the baby tog et older for skin testing to see what measures will help with the eczema. ...Read more

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Does eczema weep on babies face or is weeping impetigo? My 3 month old has been on mupirocin the past 9 days. Still inflamed and weeping off and on.

Does eczema weep on babies face or is weeping impetigo? My 3 month old has been on mupirocin the past 9 days. Still inflamed and weeping off and on.

Weeping skin: Both eczema and impetigo can weep. Unfortunately they can also go together. Impetigo should have improved at least somewhat with Mupirocin cream. For eczema, just using Mupirocin cream is not sufficient to improve the inflammation, so other meds need to be added. Please talk to you dermatologist about additional treatments for eczema. Also applying cool soaks even for a minute prior to meds helps. ...Read more

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My 7wk baby has infected eczema where her skin in d affected areas is weeping & looks very sore been there for 3wks now. Is steroid cream safe option?

My 7wk baby has infected eczema where her skin in d affected areas is weeping & looks very sore been there for 3wks now.
Is steroid cream safe option?

Yes.: Lots of babies get eczema - and steroid creams are 100% safe if used appropriately. First, be sure that you use lots of moisturizer on these areas twice per day - this alone can sometimes fix the problem. If not, mix the moisturizer 50/50 with 1% hydrocortisone, or if you have a prescription cream, use that, and apply. Use the creams generously and consistently - should improve in 10 days. ...Read more

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Prednisone & clindycine with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cetaphil eczema calming lotion. My face is now scanned over, no more weeping. How long will this last?

Prednisone & clindycine with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & cetaphil eczema calming lotion. My face is now scanned over, no more weeping. How long will this last?

Depends: Prednisone will likely control most skin inflammation but may cause serious side effects if taken for a long time. It is also unusual for atopic eczema to involve the face alone. Whether the condition will return or not depends on the actual cause of the disease. If clindamycin is used at low dose regularly as an anti-inflammatory agent , it may well control the disease process. ...Read more

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My eczema has worsened & spread to my hands, arms, nipples, and legs. Oozes clear fluid. I have swollen lymph nodes & weeping eyes. What do you rec?

My eczema has worsened & spread to my hands, arms, nipples, and legs. Oozes clear fluid. I have swollen lymph nodes & weeping eyes. What do you rec?

Time to see your Doc: If this is "just" your eczema, it sounds like it is not responding to current Rx, and you may require more intensive Rx (such as systemic (oral or injected) steroids, if you are already maxing out on topical steroids). However, I fear this may be more than just the eczema, such as a secondary infection, requiring additional therapy. In either case, you should see your primary or skin doctor. ...Read more

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What's eczema?

What's eczema?

Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is eczema?

What is eczema?

Good article about: Atopic dermatitis http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/eczema/ds00986 associated with asthma and allergies also. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more


Dr. Travis Fultz
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Weeping (Definition)

Weeping = release of tears ...Read more