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What is best to use for eczema?

What is best to use for eczema?

Please see below.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is 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 plus Hydrocortisone 1% ointment twice daily isn't enough, please see the doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use tgel on my baby she has eczema?

Can I use tgel on my baby she has eczema?

No: T-gel is not recommended for babies. It is felt that their skin can absorb the tar too easily. Tar is a potential carcinogen. So choose something less toxic for the eczema, like moisturizing lotions or creams or even ointments like vaseline if you are darker complected. ...Read more

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I have eczema, what can I use to cover it up?

I have eczema, what can I use to cover it up?

Better to treat it: Most cases of eczema can be treated by your dermatologist. Since there are so many effective treatments, it would be better to fix the problem than just cover it up. ...Read more

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Any there any good medications to use for eczema?

Any there any good medications to use for eczema?

Topical steroids: The mainstay for treating eczema are a number of prescription topical steroid creams and ointments. They come in a variety of strengths that are used for different areas of the body. Overuse of these medications can lead to side effects such as thinning of the skin and lightening the color of the skin. Use only unscented soaps and moisturizers also. See a dermatologist for treament options. ...Read more

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What type of product can I use on my son's eczema?

What type of product can I use on my son's eczema?

Eczema: Mild eczema can be treated with moisturizers, mild sopa, and an over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If there is trouble with itching, you can give occasional diphenhydramine (benedryl) if not improving or more persistent eczema, he should be seen by his doctor. The doctor can prescribe stronger steroid creams as well as be sure there is not also a skin infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eczema, and im sick what do I use?

What to do if I have eczema, and im sick what do I use?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Any suggestions on what to use to wash a child with eczema?

Gentle cleaners: Use of soap free, fragrance free cleansers are best. Some companies make body wash oils that are marketed for eczema as well. After bathing liberal use of moisturizer is recommended. ...Read more

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What do I do when I have use everything for eczema and nothing works?

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

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Is aquaphor unsafe to use for eczema?

Is aquaphor unsafe to use for eczema?

Safe and Effective: Aquaphor is a great barrier application for eczema that seals moisture in. It is great to use for wet wraps at night. In addition like to use fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Eucerin 1-2 times per day. Other suggestions include avoiding long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. ...Read more

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What is a good cream to use for eczema?

What is a good cream to use for eczema?

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

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How long can you use protopic for eczema?

How long can you use protopic for eczema?

For a long time: Products like Protopic are used most effectively and safely if they are used intermittently along with other alternate treatments such as topical steroids. ...Read more

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What Can I use to cure verrucas and eczema?

What Can I use to cure verrucas and eczema?

Acid and avoidance: Common warts respond to salicylic acid preparations, cryotherapy by your doctor, sometimes fungal antigen injection to trigger an immune response against it, and often just time. Eczema is a sensitivity syndrome and responds best to strict avoidance of irritants such as perfumed or colored shampoos, lotions, detergents, etc. It also improves with simple emollient creams and sometimes steroids ...Read more

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What kind of soap should I use for my eczema?

What kind of soap should I use for my eczema?

Various Options...: Shower daily with lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Use a gentle cleansing bar or wash in the sensitive skin formulation as needed such as Vanicream, Dove white bar, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer like Vanicream. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve the eczema on my skin?

What can I use to relieve the eczema on my skin?

Moisturing Cream!: I would recommend using mild soaps for bathing, dove is the best. Generous application of a moisturizing cream is extremely important. I like cetaphil cream the best. Not lotion, the cream! This should be applied after showering when skin is still moist, and then twice daily as well. Otc antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) can help with the itching. For flares, you may need a prescription cream also. ...Read more

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Can I use topivate on my 10 week old for eczema?

No: Topivate is a strong steroid not for use in infants. Follow up with your baby's doctor for evaluation and treatment of eczema. ...Read more

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What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

Various Options...: Shower daily with lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Use a gentle cleansing bar or wash in the sensitive skin formulation as needed such as Vanicream, Dove white bar, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer like Vanicream. ...Read more

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Which sunscreen is ok to use on a baby with eczema?

Which sunscreen is ok to use on a baby with eczema?

Any sunblock...: ...That has a cream or lotion base would be suitable. Gels and sprays often contain alcohol, and will sting when applied to eczematous skin. I have been assured by multiple industry sources that sunscreen lotions marked "for babies" are identical to the same brand-names marketed to adults, so don't waste time or money seeking out some special "baby sunscreen.". ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of soap should I use for eczema?

Restoraderm: From cetaphil is great and creates a barrier to protect your skin. Also CLS works to prevent superinfection ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My eczema is really really bad?

Eczema: Mild to moderate Eczema usually responds well to topical steroids. For severe eczema, it would be important to look for and eliminate precipitants, such as environmental exposures, allergens in your clothing, bedding, soaps, shampoos, etc. That may be making it worse. Also, an undiagnosed infection may be a factor. Severe eczema can be treated with light therapy, immunosuppressants, biologics. ...Read more

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The edge of the sexual organ has eczema. What ointment should I use?

The edge of the sexual organ has eczema. What ointment should I use?

Eczema: Be very careful using any steroid, especially a steroid in the genitalia. A bland moisturizer may help lubricate the area or vaseline. Friction can exacerbate the condition. For very short term use, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream with help, but remember only short term use! Visit a dermatologist if the area persist to rule out any other diagnoses. ...Read more