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What are some recommendations for ecsema in children?

What are some recommendations for ecsema in children?

ECZEMA IN CHILDREN: Eczema is a general term for a diffuse rash with itching. It is an incessant itchy eruption that almost invariably begins in infancy, is inherited, is often accompanied in later years by hay fever or asthma. A dermatologist is the best doctor to consult for this. Soaps make it worse; use cetaphil. Wash clothing in all free & clear. ...Read more

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Eczema in children - what is the best cure?

Eczema in children - what is the best cure?

No cure.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a complex condition mainly due to an inborn defect in the skin's ability to retain water. It requires daily attention for successful control. Good resources for care are : http://nationaleczema.Org and http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/eczema.Html. The first even has brand name recommendations for skin care products and both have links to other useful sites. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat eczema in children?

What can be used to treat eczema in children?

May need prescriptio: NOT ALLERGY. NOT DUE TO FOOD OR FORMULA. NO ANTIHISTAMINE WILL HELP. Soak in bath for a long time, then, after a quick towel, rub in a ceramide cream. Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, gererics, others. Check label for CERAMIDES. Hydrocortisone may help but a prescription cortisone is often needed. For the face a prescription calcineurin inhibitor ointment is preferred. Sun will help. ...Read more

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Are children with eczema likely to be clingy?

Are children with eczema likely to be clingy?

Clingy or itchy??: If a child has severe eczema they suffer from itchy skin which can make them clingy. Severe itching makes the child very irritable and may need treatment with something like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bed. The itchy skin can also interfere with sleep and contribute to irritability. A good moisturizer can help plus wet to dry soaks before bed. Your doctor can recommend appropriate medicated creams. ...Read more

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Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Why is eczema mainly found in young children?

Good question: It is felt that this is a genetic condition realated to the early exposure of antigens in this population. As time passes and the body becomes more tolerant to the environment it tends to be mitigated in nearly 3/4 of involved patients. ...Read more

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What foods trigger or excerbate eczema in children?

Many: Milk, wheat, soy are common causes if there is a food trigger. Ige allergy testing can help identify food allergies so those foods can be limited.Oral desentisation can significantly reduce eczema over a 2 year period without allergy shots-allergy associates of lacrosse wisconsin. ...Read more

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Any foundation recommendations for eczema-prone skin?

Any foundation recommendations for eczema-prone skin?

Challenging: It is difficult to find foundations that do not irritate the skin. Although most products are hypoallergenic they are by no means non-irritating to eczema prone skin. I recommend moisturizers that are designed to resemble the natural stratum corneum and then over that a mineral based make-up. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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No relatives in my family have eczema except for me. Is there a higher chance that my children will get it?

No relatives in my family have eczema except for me. Is there a higher chance that my children will get it?

Atopic diseases: "atopic diseases" including allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis or eczema, and asthma do appear to have genetic influence. If one parent has an atopic disease, the likelihood that there children will have atopy is increased. There is large variation in expression. ...Read more