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What does mild eczema normally look like?

What does mild eczema normally look like?

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 more

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Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Chemicals: There are numerous ingredients and perfumes all of which could be irritating to eczema skin. Use vegetable soaps like castille soap or anything mild...Glycerin based soaps as well.. Then after bathing pat dry- don't rub and lotion up then. The lotion will be absorbed better. ...Read more

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What sunscreen do I have to use when i go abroad ? Note I have mild eczema

What sunscreen do I have to use when i go abroad ? Note I have 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

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What non-prescription lotion is good to use on my baby's mild eczema?

What non-prescription lotion is good to use on my baby's mild eczema?

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

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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 more

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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?

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?

Anti-inflammatory: Topical and oral preparations in possible combination with chemical peels such as glycolic acid and or bleaching gents such as hydroquinone and retinoids with konica acid may be beneficial. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby has some mild eczema. Can we stop it from spreading further?

My 7 week old baby has some mild eczema.  Can we stop it from spreading further?

Gentle cleanser: You might not be able to prevent eczema from developing in other areas, but use of a gentle cleanser, like unscented dove and others, and use of a good moisturizer can gelp. 1% Hydrocortisone cream or ointment can help if the areas are red, inflasmed, or itchy. ...Read more

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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 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?

Eczema: You have sensitive skin. Perhaps just washing your hands can cause the red blotches or something you've worked with could also be the cause. Eczema most probably cause your skin to get irritated ao quickly. ...Read more

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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?

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