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What Do I Do When I Have Use Everything For Eczema And Nothing Works
F/U with Dermatology: All disorders that donot improve need a re evaluation of the case. My suggestion is to go back to the treating physician to see if the treatment needs to be changed. Other option is to get a second opinion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: I recommend using vanicream, aquaphor or cetaphil. ...Read more
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream or Cetaphil. 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) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist or Dermatologist for more details. ...Read more
What medicine should I use for my severe eczema on my palms? None of the medicines i used works :(
Occlusive dressing: I hope you are already under the care of a physician or dermatologist because you will need a moderate or high potency topical steroids! in any case , you can use simple stuff in addition to your regimens, aquaphor ointment with occlusive dressing. Believe it or not , the good old crisco costs less and very effective skin moisturizer. You have to use quite a bit to keep your skin hydrated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ANY relief for intense eczema? No RX cream works. Tried many alternatives. Suspect med
is causing escasberation. Dr. won't take me off
Systemic treatment: Try a combination of claritin and zantac, both over the counter to block histamine receptors 1 and 2, Aveeno oatmeal products, Wash with cetaphil instead of soap and water, gloves or socks on hands at night, fingernails cut short. It sounds like your doctor may need to prescribe a low dose steroid course like a Medrol-Dose Pak for poison ivy to alleviate your symptoms. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is contraindicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My face is covered in Eczema. I've seen lots of dermatologist & nothing works, even went to the black market. Any recommends? I want to die. In pain.
You have not been tr: Only a fool would go to the "black market" for such a serious problem. You fail to identify any treatments or prescriptions. This can be treated. The usual is tacrolimus ointment .1%. See a dermatologist and bring all the things you have used, or bring a list of all previous attempts at treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have eczema. It started about a year ago. I have been to 4 doctors and tried everything and it is getting worse! they have puts me on steroids and never works. Any ideas?
Eczema: First 3 rules: gentle, gentle, gentle. Avoid drying or irritating products--ones that contain salicylic or glycolic acid. Many good ones on market: dove bar, cetaphil, neutrogena gentle, purpose, basis, aveeno, (oatmeal) cerave. Your dermatologist's office may have samples you could try before you go buy a full retail size. ...Read more
Do i need to get rid of my cat if these symptoms don't stop. I have asthma and eczema and the inhailer isn't workin , or it works for short time.
Get checked out: The first step is to see an allergist to get tested; there is no reason to get rid of the cat if you're not allergic to it. Whether it is the cat or not, your allergist will be able to make recommendations to reduce your symptoms, and will then be able to discuss how to deal with this over the long term to prevent your symptoms from coming back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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