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Eczema could quite possibly be the worst pain I've ever felt. How can I reduce the pain?

Eczema could quite possibly be the worst pain I've ever felt. How can I reduce the pain?

It may not be eczema: Go see your doctor to make sure it is not something else. Shingles can cause some significant pain and so can other skin disorders. Treatment can be different for these issues. ...Read more

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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What group of people does atopic eczema affect the most? Is there a geographic area that is worst?

What group of people does atopic eczema affect the most? Is there a geographic area that is worst?

Eczema: Eczema or atopic dermatitis affects up to 17% of the pediatric population in the United States, with increasing prevalence over the past several decades. Studies in japan and northern europe have found similar prevalence, with industrialized and westernized nations noting increasing trends of patients with atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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I have eczema, and I have been fighting it from the time I was born. I am 18 now. What do you suggest?

I have eczema, and I have been fighting it from the time I was born. I am 18 now. What do you suggest?

Keep fighting: There's no cure. By now, you probably know more about your illness than most physicians. This is as it should be. If you are interested in "natural healing", don't read internet sites but get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner. If you are offered topical tacrolimus, think about giving it a try. If you try an elimination diet, do it under an allergist's guidance. ...Read more

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Hello sir. I am suffering from eczema now a days, this is my second time when I fall in this disease, and it specifically attacks in summer.

Hello sir. I am suffering from eczema now a days, this is my second time when I fall in this disease, and it specifically attacks in summer.

Moisturize: Really well and use Hydrocortisone liberally three times a day. If it does not work you may need to see your doc for a stronger steroid to be used less often. ...Read more

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Do most children grow out of eczema by the time they reach adolescence?

Do most children grow out of eczema by the time they reach adolescence?

Yes: Approximately 75% of children seem to "outgrow" their atopic dermatiis. I offer that positive encouragement to parents as this can be a challenging and stressful time for the patients and their families. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the itching I have in eczema...at times unbearable...help!! ?

How can I reduce the itching I have in eczema...at times unbearable...help!! ?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a precise diagnosis, which means evaluation by a pro. You probably will benefit from a prescription cortisone cream. You can also get help for acne. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of acne and eczema at the same time?

How should I get rid of acne and eczema at the same time?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:

clogged pores (all drying):
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac

inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide

cysts:
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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For what length of time do eczema scars take to fade without products?

For what length of time do eczema scars take to fade without products?

Depends: Residual marks from eczema can appear as either: (1) pigment alteration (light or dark spots) as a result of inflammation (2) white streaks that usually represent true scarring due to scratching. Pigment alterations can last months depending on your skin type and eczema control. Scars are permanent. ...Read more

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4 months old baby has severe eczema please help she is itching all the time?

4 months old baby has severe eczema please help she is itching all the time?

She needs to follow: Up with her pediatrician or see a dermatologist or allergist to check for contact dermatitis or food allergies. Take care! ...Read more

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Is there a kind of medicine that can cure candida & eczema at the same time?

Is there a kind of medicine that can cure candida & eczema at the same time?

There is no: Single medicine that is used to treat the fungus and allergy or allergic rash at the same time but there are combination medicines used to treat the infection and the rash or the itching at the same time. If the rash is due to the infection, you may only need to treat the infection. Talk to your doctor for proper treatment please as using the wrong medicine can worsen the infection. ...Read more

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Does scratching eczema always leave permanent discoloration? Or can it fade with time/treatment?

Does scratching eczema always leave permanent discoloration? Or can it fade with time/treatment?

No: Persistent scratching by taking antihistamine- OTC
Apply Vitamin E oil to the affected area at night.
Fish oil capsule & flax seeds also help.
Use mild soaps only like unscented Dove. ...Read more

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I have scabs on the top of my bottom I'm a long time suffer of eczema and these scabs aren't healing please help?

Eczema: It sounds like you have an infection on your bottom that is not healing. Your best bet is to go see your doctor or a dermatologist to treat this as well as get your eczema under control ...Read more

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My daughter has one of the worst cases of eczema, and most of the creams don't seem to work. What are my best options?

My daughter has one of the worst cases of eczema, and most of the creams don't seem to work. What are my best options?

Eczema options: It is important to see a dermatologist concerning this. If you already have seen a dermatologist then consider getting a second opinion with another dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do before going to bed as eczema keeps me from sleeping and is affective (some health stratagie)?

Is there anything I can do before going to bed as eczema keeps me from sleeping and is affective (some health stratagie)?

Eczema: Make sure you skin is well moisturized with sensitive skin products. Where cotten or other breathable fabrics. You can also take a antihistamine. There are multiple prescription topical medication that should also help. In addition make sure your sleeping area is not too warm. ...Read more

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I was suffering from eczema, and during those time I scratched my skin so much that I now have a lot of dark marks on my skin. Can they be removed?

I was suffering from eczema, and during those time I scratched my skin so much that I now have a lot of dark marks on my skin. Can they be removed?

Can be improved: Most likely they can be improved, but it is hard to know exactly what will be the best solution. Possible treatments include some topical creams or perhaps an erbium laser treatment like fraxel. Unless the marks are very severe, surgical removal will not be a very good option. Seek out a knowledgeable dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My son has eczema, worst inside his elbows. What's the best thing to stop his skin cracking?

My son has eczema, worst inside his elbows. What's the best thing to stop his skin cracking?

Keep moisturized: In eczema or any condition where skin is dry and itchy the best thing is to find a moisturizer that your son´s skin likes and apply multiple times per day. Do not forget to keep him very well hydrated, water is best! Lastly do not wait until the skin is cracking before you treat it, try to find the subtle signs when the flare up starts. Find out what aggravates it and eliminate it. ...Read more

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Can you use any cream for eczema to moisture the skin and how many times? Is nievia a good cream for eczema

Can you use any cream for eczema to moisture the skin and how many times? Is nievia a good cream for eczema

Yes: People with eczema need plenty of cream, several times a day, to keep their dry skin moisturized. Commonly used creams in the U.S. include CeraVe, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Cetaphil, Eucerin, etc... Such creams are "plain creams", "non-medicated", which means they do not contain hydrocortisone, skin antihistamines, nor skin anesthetics, etc... Nivea sounds fine to use. Some medicated creams may also be needed. ...Read more

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I have an extreme case of eczema. I have a hard time going to sleep I because itch and I scratch. What should I take so I can sleep better?

I have an extreme case of eczema. I have a hard time going to sleep I because itch and I scratch. What should I take so I can sleep better?

Aveeno (oatmeal) Bath: Sooth the skin with Oat Meal or Abeeno Bath to prevent itching and relax yourself. May try melatonin. And Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with sleep and itch. Apply cortisone cream you have for Eczema. ...Read more

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Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?

Can someone please advise on conditions/diseases that have multiple skin involvement (psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema all at the same time)?

Unclear question.: Do you mean whether one can have (atopic) eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis at the same time?
Since eczema is used loosely, it may mean a skin rash including allergic contact or irritant dermatitis, then the answer is that it can exist with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (the latter actually increases the risk in developing contact dermatitis). Psoriasis does not co-exist with atopic eczema. ...Read more

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I started using fabric softner and it's given me eczema flair ups on my face. How many times do I have to wash my sheets to get softner out?

I started using fabric softner and it's given me eczema flair ups on my face. How many times do I have to wash my sheets to get softner out?

Double rinsing?: As allergists we suggest one rinsing with detergents and another rinsing without detergents to remove the allergenic material in the washing powder or softner. ...Read more

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Had eczema as a kid, 21 years old now and the last two years around same time July - August my lips went really dry and weepy, this time eczema aswell?

Could be related: Those with a history of eczema have a higher likelihood of having more sensitive and reactive skin. This type of reaction on the lips is usually secondary to a contact or airborne (less likely systemic) allergen, so it is possible that you are reacting to something that you are more sensitive to in the summer. It's possible it can also be a form of eczema. Sometimes it's hard to know the cause. ...Read more

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I have eczema. At times I beeak out and itch on my face and inner thighs, with a lil swelling. What is the causeof this?

I have eczema. At times I beeak out and itch on my face and inner thighs, with a lil swelling. What is the causeof this?

Itch common: A major feature of eczema is significant itching. The itching and rash can occur anywhere but usually follows a particular pattern depending on age. Facial eczema is more common in children and inner thigh is not a typical location. There are many triggers of itching with eczema including dyes and fragrances in soaps and detergents, sweating, foods or environmental allergens. See your allergist. ...Read more

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I have eczema and I've had it on my face since october. How many times a day should I wash my face and moisturize my face until it heals?

I have eczema and I've had it on my face since october. How many times a day should I wash my face and moisturize my face until it heals?

Eczema: It would be important for you to see a dermatologist. It is unusual to get eczema on your face so it should be thoroughly investigated. If it is eczema you would not want to wash it very often and treat it with topical corticosteroids or other topical immunosuppressant and emollients such as aquaphor healing ointment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat eczema and comedonal acne at the same time?

What is the best way to treat eczema and comedonal acne at the same time?

Tough to do: The conditions are so different
you may need a combination of topical steroids and topical antibiotics or other acne medications that will not aggravate acne --avoid retinoids and benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more