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What Is The Best Superpotent Cream For Atopic Eczema
Many: Every patient responds differently...Aquaphor, jojoba oil, calendula are a few. I found one called "good on ya"...You can google it...May work. Arbonne makes some great creams. A company called si jin bao has one called schmoove that is amazing as well. Diet changes, cod liver oil, probiotics may help. Seeing a homeopath or chinese medicine practitioner can help it heal from the inside out as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema: Over the counter cerave, aquafor, eucerin, exederm and vanicream are to name a few and use them frequently. ...Read more
Hi doc,I'm 32 weeks pregnant with Atopic Eruption of Pregnancy(Eczema),not used any steroid creams so far but now the skin is weepy.Sign of infection?
Depends on severity: Eczema is the result of dry skin. Dry skin itches leading to scratching & an endless cycle of itching & scratching resulting in skin damage. Because the skin barrier is compromised you can rehydrate the skin by soaking in a warm tub. Soap not needed. Immediately after bathing trap the moisture in the skin with vaseline, ointments or creams. Avoid lotions. Tougher cases need steroids & antibiotics. ...Read more
Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right after getting out of shower. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. I like Dove white bar. ...Read more
You can try these: Cerave , cetaphil moisturizing cream , aveeno (oatmeal) , eucerin brand , aquaphor ointment.Use skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aveeno (oatmeal), neutrogena or aquaphor skin cleansers instead of soap.Of course , if the eczema is of moderate severity, you will need a script for moderate potency steroids or higher. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best one: I am not sure that there is a "best one", your need to try serveral ones and see which you like best. Examples are cetaphil, aveeno (oatmeal). Vanicream, cerave. There are even prescription creams such as epicerum. Speak to your dermatalogist who may have samples so you can try several. ...Read more
1% Hydrocortisone cr: For a child older than a few months, with mild to moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, available at most stores, and works well. A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. Examples: cetaphil, cerave, eucerin. Some people avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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