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What is the best over-the-counter treatment for eczema on the face?

What is the best over-the-counter treatment for eczema on the face?

Treat dry skin: Treating the dry skin often will get rid of most of the eczematous areas. Aquaphor is an extremely greasy lubricant that is often needed to treat moderate to severe eczema. Steroid creams like Hydrocortisone may be needed as well, but they can cause patchy discoloration of the face and so should be used with caution.

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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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Eczema on the face help! What is the best treatment?

Eczema on the face help! What is the best treatment?

Treat & Prevent: 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. A dermatologist will be able to tailor a treatment to your specific situation.

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What is the best treatment for eczema on the lips?

What is the best treatment for eczema on the lips?

Moisturizing: Eczema is often controlled by strategies to reduce drying of skin. Avoid irritants (harsh soap, hot water) and apply moisturizer immediately after bathing and several times during day (Aquaphor, Vanicream, Eucerin, CeraVe are all good, but with varying degree of "greasiness"). Low-dose topical corticosteroid can be used as well. If any sign of infection of cracked skin, then antibiotic essential

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What's the best treatment for eczema?

What's the best treatment for eczema?

Good skin care.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's 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 your doctor for additional management.

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What is the best treatment for eczema?

What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe.

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Help please? What is the best treatment for eczema?

Help please? What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema treatment: Eczema treatment depends upon the cause of it. Removal of the causative agent is the first step, next you treat it with the anti inflammatory agent. Consult the dermatologist if it is not better.

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May I ask what is the best cream's brand that contains hydrocortisone for head eczema treatment?

May I ask what is the best cream's brand that contains hydrocortisone for head eczema treatment?

Head eczema meds: You can try derma-smoothe scalp oil. Cream tends not to work well in the hairy area where the medication can't reach the affected skin. Apply with a tooth brush and leave it over night until the rashes go away. If it does not, please see a doctor since it might be something else and not eczema.

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Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Eczema treatment: Cortisone cream can be useful but consult your dermatologist.

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I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.

I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.

Are you sure?: Are you sure it is eczema??? Eczema elsewhere? If so, what treatment for it? No eczema treatment will hurt your hair. Use something in the shower which is good for dry skin. There are many. Body wash (Dove, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Eucerin, Cetaphil) can be used in the shower for scalp +face as well as the body. Look for a liquid cortisone. If this is not satisfactory, see a dermatologist.

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Hi Doctor, is there a good treatment to help ease eczema on the face? I've had a bad flare up over the last week, and anti histamines do not work.

Hi Doctor, is there a good treatment to help ease eczema on the face? I've had a bad flare up over the last week, and anti histamines do not work.

Depends: The term eczema is rather non-specific meaning just a rash. Do you have involvement anywhere else besides the face? Is the rash itchy? Do you have rosacea? We need more details.

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Can you recommend a good natural treatment for eczema, don't want to use hydrocortisones?

Can you recommend a good natural treatment for eczema, don't want to use hydrocortisones?

Eczema care: Get cerave or cristco shortening and long rolls of gauze. Lather up the ghoo on the skin and wrap it lightly overnight and do it nightly until the skin is well moisturized and then apply the moisturizer daily twice a day especially after a shower and don't use hot water when you shower.

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What is the treatment for eczema?

What is the treatment for eczema?

Trap water in skin: Eczema is a disorder not a disease. There are probably many causes. Defects in skin maturation & immunological over-reaction play significant roles. Most of my patients respond to bathing for 15 minutes daily in warm water. Use cetaphil or cerave instead of soap. Apply calcineurin inhibitors or corticosteroids to hot spots on skin. With creams or ointments (not lotions) moisturize, moisturize, etc.

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Is efidel a good treatment for eczema?

? Elidel (pimecrolimus): I assume this is the medication you mean. If that is the case it is often very good in the treatment of eczema, although it is very expensive.

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How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation.

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Will 6 minutes a week of u.V treatment for eczema be detrimental?

Will 6 minutes a week of u.V treatment for eczema be detrimental?

Maybe: Skin damage due to uv is cumulative over a lifetime. This ages skin & increases risk of future skin cancer. Uv may give temporary relief but is not a cure. You need long-term management of eczema. See a dermatologist.

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Are there any skincare products from origins good treatment for eczema?

Are there any skincare products from origins good treatment for eczema?

Origins eczema: Make a differenceâ„¢ from origins ultra-rich rejuvenating cream? 100% agreed their skin felt deeply hydrated instantly tested on the driest of skins. Clinically proven to instantly satisfy the deepest of thirsts....More best for dry skin types. This should help eczema.

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Is there a real treatment for eczema? I've tried every thing but nothing worked.

Is there a real treatment for eczema? I've tried every thing but nothing worked.

Many but disguraing: There are many treatments for the symptoms of eczema but unfortunately no cure. This makes eczema an extremely frustrating disease. Some treatments that work well and last longer than the typical treatments are narrow band uvb, biologics and some oral medicines like cyclosporin. Theses have to all be prescribed by a dermatologist. I wish I had better news for you.

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I have hypo- and hyperpigmentation on my face due to eczema. How can I make these marks disappear? Is there a treatment?

I have hypo- and hyperpigmentation on my face due to eczema. How can I make these marks disappear? Is there a treatment?

Yes but in the face: Of eczema you really need to discuss options with dermatologist as many things that can help pigmentation can aggravate eczema. Make appointment

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