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What can I do to relieve the itching from my eczema?

What can I do to relieve the itching from my eczema?

Oral antihistamines: Eczema is an inflammatory disorder driven by excessive histamine release, much like asthma and hay fever. Taking oral antihistamines, such as Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec, will blunt the inflammatory response as a result of histamine release, thereby reducing the itching sensation. This is, of course, in addition to proper dry skin care with routine use of moisturizers. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Can you please tell me why eczema itches and burns badly?

Can you please tell me why eczema itches and burns badly?

Neuro-cutaneous: Eczema is an inflammatory disease and as such the superficial nerves associated with affected eczema skin areas are stimulated causing the sensations of burning and/or itch. ...Read more

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Itches near genitals, could be eczema?

Itches near genitals, could be eczema?

Likely fungal : Young males with itching near the genitals is often a fungal infection ("jock itch"). You can try an over the counter medication. Eczema is also possible if you have a history of eczema. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has eczema, he scratches real bad. What can I do to stop or decrease the itches?

My 6 month old baby has eczema, he scratches real bad. What can I do to stop or decrease the itches?

Consider allergy: Eczema in infants is often associated with food allergy. Finding out what foods to avoid by allergy testing may help to eliminate or dramatically improve the rash and itch. ...Read more

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Possible to develop eczema from wedding rings? Have two stripes of red, bumpy skiin where my rings usually are, itches a lot.

Wedding Ring Allergy: An allergic reaction to your wedding ring, a condition officially known as wedding ring dermatitis, causes the skin underneath to become red, itchy and dry. While the rash may be a true allergy to platinum, it can also be an allergic reaction to nickel contained in the ring or a skin irritation from trapped residue between the ring and the skin. A dermatologist help determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my left side that itches tried vassilene. I also have a skin condition like eczema but starts with a K. What could it be??

Keratosis pilaris: there is really no way to tell you exactly what you have, without seeing it. So you should make an appointment with the dermatologist to see if you have some type of eczema which can be treated nicely. One condition, call keratosis pilaris, can be treated in some cases. ...Read more