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Whats Mild Eczema
Eczema is...: "eczema" is a term broadly applied to a wide range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, swelling, itching/dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. It can be caused by an overactive immune system or by constant exposure to an irritant. (photo shows moderate eczema). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?
Sunscreens: Depending on how sunny it is where you are going, you may want to choose a broad spectrum (uvb and uva) sunscreen with a high spf. For sensitive skin that may be irritated by chemicals in sunscreens, you may want to choose a sunscreen may only with physical blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. ...Read more
I have mild eczema but recently my skin around the elbow region has discoloured in white patches and i'm brown skin colour. Why is this?
Best baby creams: While there are many brands that would be fine to use on your baby the two products specifically designed for eczema are cerave and cetaphil. I recommend both in my practice. Make sure you are using a mild soap as well. Both of the brands mentioned above have mild cleansers as well. Forget any products specifically designed for babies as they are usually heavily fragranced. ...Read more
Dermatologist advice which OTC cream is best for mild eczema?There are many creams OTC which is best that has good reviews from consumers?
OTC: Eucerin , cetaphil, neutrogena and cerave make good daily moisturizers and cleansers. Dove soap with short luke warm showers is what i recommend to my patients. Sarna is a nice anti itch lotion. If still itchy a prescription steroid cream may be needed. This should be determined by a board certified dermatologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For someone who has a mild condition of eczema causing the skin to scar and darken is there anything that can get the skin back to its original color?
I have redblotches on the top of my hands every couple days and lasts a few hrs.Not bumpy or itchy.Have a history of eczema but is vry mild now 20male?
I have a 13 month old son. He is having rashes (mild eczema) all over the body. I am putting hydro cortisone. What else can we do. Is it safe?
Eczema: you need to make sure to use hypoallergenic shampoos. Also do quick baths to help not dry the skin too much. Thrm moisturize the skin with hypoallergenic lotion to keep the skin hydrated. Do the lotion more frequently., like 2-3 times per day. Hydrocortisone use is only for short term ...Read more