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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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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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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!

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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.

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What is the best sun cream for a baby with eczema tat has an allergy to psrfgin?

What is the best sun cream for a baby with eczema tat has an allergy to psrfgin?

Clothing?: Babies should not be in the sun much, but if a must protect with clothing or a physical ( chemical free) sunscreen containing zinc or titanium dioxide.

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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.

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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?

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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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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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 :)

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My two year old has eczema on his hands. What is the best treatment?

My two year old has eczema on his hands. What is the best treatment?

Lotions: The best thing to start with is a thick lotion like aquaphor or eucerin. Even plain vaseline can be helpful. If those are not working, your child should be seen by their doctor as he might need a prescription strength ointment.

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What is the best treatment for weeping eczema? I've tried putting hydrocortisone lotion on it, but it doesn't work well because of the liquid on it

What is the best treatment for weeping eczema? I've tried putting hydrocortisone lotion on it, but it doesn't work well because of the liquid on it

Wet wrap: You need to use a thick ointment such as vaseline and wrap it with wet gauze then dry gauze and leave it overnight and repeat nightly until skin starts healing.

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What's the best treatment for my two month old and her eczema?

What's the best treatment for my two month old and her eczema?

Non perfumed lotion: At 2months old it could still be a newborn rash like seborrhea (cradle cap) or ecezma also known as atopic dermatitis. Both are essentially dry irritated skin. First line of treatment is hydration of the skin. Use thick heavy lotions such as aveeno, (oatmeal) lubidrem, eucrin or generic equivalent. If infant is still irritated, red and itchy talk to your doctor about using steriod creams to calm the skin.

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Whats the best treatment for eczema?

Whats 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 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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What is the best medicine for eczema treatment?

What is the best medicine for eczema treatment?

Topical Steroids: For eczema flares, the best medicine is topical steroid creams/ointments. Apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Other treatments include avoiding long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream at least twice a day. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night and chlorine baths if more severe

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I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

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.

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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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