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What are some good ways to relieve eczema pain?

What are some good ways to relieve eczema pain?

Managing eczema: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is 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 the doctor. ...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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Is coconut oil good for applying to get relief from eczema...

Is coconut oil good for applying to get relief from eczema...

Dry skin : eczema needs hydration to prevent rashes. The heavier the moisture the better it is. The best include ointments followed by creams followed by lotions. Oils can also be hydrating including coconut oil. Best application is after bathing while you are still wet. Reapply miusturizer at least 2/day ...Read more

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What is good for eczema?

Avoid triggers.: Eczema flare-ups may have a specific trigger, such as a food or heat or perspiration or tobacco smoke. Scratching is a trigger too. Keeping the skin hydrated with moisturizers is the core of treatment - specially after bathing. Steroid creams can stop the itch-scratch-itch cycle of flare-ups. Some studies suggest getting enough vitamin vitamin d, omega 3's & probioitmay help - but not proven. ...Read more

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How can I relieve eczema?

How can I relieve eczema?

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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Is bag balm good for eczema?

Is bag balm good for eczema?

Hand Eczema: This Balm is great for hand dermatits/eczema that is severe (dry, cracked skin). I wouldn't recommend for generalized eczema. Try Vanicream, Eucerin, or Cetaphil for daily use to whole body. ...Read more

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Good moisturisers for eczema?

Moisturizers: I like to look for moisturizers with ceramide, a naturally occuring oil on the skin. Aveen eczema therapy and cerave are good creams which contain this ingredient. Ointments are better than creams which are better than lotions. ...Read more

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Contrimazole good for eczema?

Contrimazole good for eczema?

No unless: Unless you have a superficial fungal infection, it would do nothing for you. However there is some evidence that pityrosporum orbicularis (a normal skin fungal resident after puberty) may sensitize some people and worsen their eczema however I have yet seen one. In this case, an anti-fungal cream may potentially be helpful. ...Read more

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What is a good eczema ointment?

What is a good eczema ointment?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the eczema -- generally you want to use the weakest medicine that will fix the problem. If you have fissures (cracks) in the skin, creams can sting, ointments (vaseline-like) work better. Strength ranges from Hydrocortisone (over the counter) to very strong prescription meds. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure eczema?

What is a good way to cure eczema?

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 is a good solution for eczema?

What is a good solution for eczema?

Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream, Cetaphil or Eucerin. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet dressings (wet wraps) with Aquaphor at night and chlorine baths if more severe. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure eczema fast?

What's a good way to cure eczema fast?

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 I do for eczema relief. Help?

Creams: Eczema is due to dry sensitive skin. It can flare in to red itchy rashes with dry air or presence of an allergen. Avoid dryness and any possible allergens you know of. Moisturize often with an unscented cream. Use unscented skin products: soaps, lotions, laundry detergents. Use steroid creams otc or rx depending on severity for flares. If very itchy, an ocassional oral antihistamine can help. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for eczema?

Eczema: Eczema is a common skin problem--often worse in winter due to greater dryness. Moisture with creams, not lotions is a great start. Avoiding excessive soap or hot water can help. Cortisone creams for flares can help. There may not be a permanent cure, but your doctor can get you on a regimen that will help you live without so much trouble. Make an appt. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for atopic eczema?

What is a good medicine for atopic eczema?

Eczema : Is usually treated with good skin hygiene with hypoallergenic fragrance free soaps and moisturizers with occasional topical steroids. ...Read more

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What product is good for relieving eczema?

What product is good for relieving eczema?

Moisturize: Need to moisturize frequently. Things like eucerin, aquifor work. Then add a steroid ointment if you need more. If that does not work call your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for atopic eczema?

What is a good medicine for atopic eczema?

Rash: cortizone (hydrocortisone) is effective however I have had success in using skin moisturizer with Shea butter give it a try may work for you to. Do not use any scented soaps ...Read more

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I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

I would like to cure my child's eczema for good.?

Control more likely: Curing may be unrealistic unless you can find a food or other allergen causing the eczema and then eliminating it from your child's life. Gentle cleansers, daily use of a good moisturizer like cetaphil and others, use of topical cortisone when necessary, can all help keep eczema in check. Kids with eczema seem to get bacterial skin infections easily too, so oral antibiotics sometimes help a lot. ...Read more

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Any there any good medications to use for eczema?

Topical steroids : The mainstay for treating eczema are a number of prescription topical steroid creams and ointments. They come in a variety of strengths that are used for different areas of the body. Overuse of these medications can lead to side effects such as thinning of the skin and lightening the color of the skin. Use only unscented soaps and moisturizers also. See a dermatologist for treament options. ...Read more

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What works best to relieve the symptoms of eczema?

What works best to relieve the symptoms of eczema?

Treat & Prevent: With all respect to the first responder, ultra-potent topical steroids are unnecessary in all but the most recalcitrant cases, in my experience. My basic approach to eczema treatment is to find the cause, which is usually there if you look for it. If eliminating the cause is impossible, medium-strength topical steroids and other treatments achieve control in most cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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