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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For A Child With Eczema And Several Allergies

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Does it make sense to have allergy testing for eczema or just save money for treatment?

Does it make sense to have allergy testing for eczema or just save money for treatment?

Definitely Testing: You should be tested to determine the cause. Otherwise, you are doomed to repeat the cause over and over and never have relief from trying to treat the rash with topical medications. Better to prevent the rash! ...Read more

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My child has really bad eczema. What's the best treatment to calm it down?

My child has really bad eczema.  What's the best treatment to calm it down?

Topical meds: skin hydration and moisturizers are the most important parts of controlling eczema. This includes reducing bathing with harsh soaps and shampoos. Also avoid detergents with perfumes or colors added. When eczema flares up, you may also need a topical steroid cream in order to control it. Eczematous skin can also get infected, so if it looks bad, please see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I am infected from skin disease eczema. What is the best treatment ?

I am infected from skin disease eczema. What is the best treatment ?

Various: My treatment of eczema is three-fold. 1. Moisturization is most important with a thick ointment or cream-based moisturizer. 2. Prescription medications are often needed to treat the inflammation 3. Sometimes, anti-itch medications are needed to prevent scratching and worsening of the eczema. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Eczema in the Vaginal...What is the best treatment for vaginal Eczema ...for My Daughter (4.5 years old) ..she pull off her pants..Need help?

Eczema in the Vaginal...What is the best treatment for vaginal Eczema ...for My Daughter (4.5 years old) ..she pull off her pants..Need help?

See her pediatrician: I'm not sure why you think your 4 1/2 year old daughter has eczema in her vagina (is she itching at the area?) but it would need to be evaluated by her pediatrician. There are other causes for itching such as a yeast infection (was she recently on antibiotics, for instance). Don't guess at the diagnosis - have her seen so she can be made comfortable more quickly :) ...Read more

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