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When Should I Use Moisturizing Soaps If I Have Eczema
Can u plz suggest me some moisturizer for my skin?? My skin type is oily but now it is dry due to eczema
See what works ...: -Ointments (e.g. emulsifying ointment) are greasy and effective. -Creams (e.g. cetomacrogol) are less greasy but may be cosmetically more acceptable. -Oily creams (e.g. healthE fatty cream) are midway between creams and ointments in effectiveness and cosmetic acceptability. -Lotions are lighter still and generally not effective. Caution with soaps, Moisturise whole body. See www.adhb.govt.nz ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema: First 3 rules: gentle, gentle, gentle. Avoid drying or irritating products--ones that contain salicylic or glycolic acid. Many good ones on market: dove bar, cetaphil, neutrogena gentle, purpose, basis, aveeno, (oatmeal) cerave. Your dermatologist's office may have samples you could try before you go buy a full retail size. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely: eczema may require a combination of treatments, the mainstay of which is proper application of topical moisturizers. Talk with your pediatrician about how to properly apply moisturizers, which ones are best to use, and what signs/symptoms of worsening eczema to look for. Sometimes referral to a specialist (dermatology, allergy/immunology) may be needed for refractory cases. ...Read more
Diagnosis????: People with eczema have dry skin, not oily. Petrolatum (vaseline, Aquaphor) is greasy, so you may not like it. If you really have eczema you do not have oily skin. If you have oily skin, see a dermatologist for a more precise diagnosis. Meanwhile, look for a cream with CERAMIDES. Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, generics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my infant was given epiceram for his eczema. can you put moisturizer on top of that?
Can but no need: You theoretically can put on a moisturizer safely, but it likely won't be of any added benefit. ...Read more
I am suffering from eczema.I am on medication which includes an anti-allergy10mg;a sunscreen50spf\u0026#41;,momate cream and a moisturizer,pacroma cream. Still no Change.help!
Eczema: You need to keep irritants to a minimum. Use only sensitive skin products. No fragrance or dye. Find something to stop the itch, like Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or Zyrtec. Eczema gets worse if it's constantly being scratched. Also try a bleach bath. 1 cup bleach, in a full tub of water. Try this weekly. If no improvement, have it rechecked. ...Read more
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