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Will eczema go away without treatment?

Will eczema go away without treatment?

Yes: Most infants and tots will grow out of their eczema. But not all will. And it might take a few years. So you should treat in in the meantime. Start with topicals like vaseline, aquaphor or eucerin. Try diaper ointments. My rule of thumb is that it should come from a tub/jar, not a pump bottle. Then if that isn't enough, then talk to your doctor for a prescription. Keep them from scratching! ...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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After a severe eczema/acne flare-up, there is now a small beige patch on my skin. Is there any treatment to make it "disappear"? Does it ever go away?

After a severe eczema/acne flare-up, there is now a small beige patch on my skin. Is there any treatment to make it "disappear"? Does it ever go away?

Don't be too much: Concerned about the beige spot. As long as your eczema and acne are under control. No one is perfect! If it is a cosmetic issue then you need to address this with your dermatologists or plastic surgeons ...Read more

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Nipple and breast eczema on both breast from nursing my son. Dr said it most likely won't go away until I stop nursing despite treatment. Is this true?

Nipple and breast eczema on both breast from nursing my son. Dr said it most likely won't go away until I stop nursing despite treatment. Is this true?

BREAST ECZEMA: You do not completely stop breast feeding. He meant because of irritation due to sucking of the baby, eczema will be recurrent after treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of eczema?

What is the treatment of eczema?

Depends on symptoms: Eczema can be treated with a cream or topical solution, however many very effective oral medications are now available. Oral medications work systemically, and treat the source of your Eczema, and can relieve almost all of your symptoms and dry skin with a daily maintenance medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for eczema treatment?

What is the best medicine for eczema treatment?

Topical Steroids: For eczema flares, the best medicine is topical steroid creams/ointments. Apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Other treatments include avoiding long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream at least twice a day. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night and chlorine baths if more severe ...Read more

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I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

I ve atopic eczema which is the best of form treatment?

Depends on severity: Eczema is the result of dry skin. Dry skin itches leading to scratching & an endless cycle of itching & scratching resulting in skin damage. Because the skin barrier is compromised you can rehydrate the skin by soaking in a warm tub. Soap not needed. Immediately after bathing trap the moisture in the skin with vaseline, ointments or creams. Avoid lotions. Tougher cases need steroids & antibiotics. ...Read more

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My eczema is really really bad. Best treatment options?

My eczema is really really bad. Best treatment options?

See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more

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Suffering from eczema since last few years. Please suggest treatment.

Suffering from eczema since last few years. Please suggest treatment.

Eczema treatment: Moisturizer plays an important role in keeping your skin healthy. You should apply moisturizer as many time as possible to keep your skin moist. Avoiding irritant like soap, apply cortisone cream otc and giving otc antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) will help decrease the inflammation and itchiness. Thus prevent the itch-scratch cycle that aggravates the skin. See a doctor for antibiotic if it's infected. ...Read more

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My child has really bad eczema. What's the best treatment to calm it down?

Topical meds: Skin hydration and moisturizers are the most important parts of controlling eczema. This includes reducing bathing with harsh soaps and shampoos. Also avoid detergents with perfumes or colors added.
When eczema flares up, you may also need a topical steroid cream in order to control it. Eczematous skin can also get infected, so if it looks bad, please see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eczema to flare up and what is a treatment that can cure eczema for good?

What are the causes of eczema to flare up and what is a treatment that can cure eczema for good?

Multiple modalities!: Eczema is treated in a few ways. The mainstay of treatment is usually either topical steroid creams or immunomodulaters. Keep in mind though that eczema is a chronic, recurring condition so there truly isn't a cure, but there are methods to keep it under control. Using mild soaps like dove, and thick moisturizing creams daily, like eucerin or cetaphil is recommended. Antihist used for itch control. ...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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Is california baby product safe for eczema treatment?

Is california baby product safe for eczema treatment?

See below: I just looked at the ingredients in the products, and they are safe. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for my two month old and her eczema?

What's the best treatment for my two month old and her eczema?

Non perfumed lotion: At 2months old it could still be a newborn rash like seborrhea (cradle cap) or ecezma also known as atopic dermatitis. Both are essentially dry irritated skin. First line of treatment is hydration of the skin. Use thick heavy lotions such as aveeno, (oatmeal) lubidrem, eucrin or generic equivalent. If infant is still irritated, red and itchy talk to your doctor about using steriod creams to calm the skin. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective indian medicine and cream for the treatment of eczema?

What would be a highly effective indian medicine and cream for the treatment of eczema?

There is not one but: Eczema is not treated with only one cream, we use different potency of steroid creams for different parts of body and duration of treatment. All strength creams are available in india
there are also Elidel (pimecrolimus) and [protopic creams, which are not steroids and are available in india may be under different brand name. ...Read more

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I am infected from skin disease eczema. What is the best treatment?

I am infected from skin disease eczema. What is the best treatment?

Various: My treatment of eczema is three-fold. 1. Moisturization is most important with a thick ointment or cream-based moisturizer. 2. Prescription medications are often needed to treat the inflammation
3. Sometimes, anti-itch medications are needed to prevent scratching and worsening of the eczema. ...Read more

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How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

See details: Try a coal tar shampoo such as Denorex, PsoriaTrax or Betatar on a daily basis. If they do not work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Eczema rash, burning and itchy. What's best treatment?

Usually a medicated: Otc cortisone may help but if not see your doc. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for my droopy eyelid if I have eczema? Is the only treatment surgery?

Is there a cure for my droopy eyelid if I have eczema? Is the only treatment surgery?

Blepharoplasty: Blepharoplasty (blef-uh-ro-plas-tee) is surgery that includes repairing droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for eczema?

What is the treatment for eczema?

Trap water in skin: Eczema is a disorder not a disease. There are probably many causes. Defects in skin maturation & immunological over-reaction play significant roles. Most of my patients respond to bathing for 15 minutes daily in warm water. Use cetaphil or cerave instead of soap. Apply calcineurin inhibitors or corticosteroids to hot spots on skin. With creams or ointments (not lotions) moisturize, moisturize, etc. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for eczema?

What's the best treatment for eczema?

Good skin care.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's 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 doesn't help enough, please see your doctor for additional management. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eczema?

What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema: There is no one best treatment that universally works for everyone. Eczema in infants, for example, may be transient, triggered by dryness, foods such as eggs, milk protein, soaps or detergent. So avoid the triggers and moisturize the skin. You would have to try and see which moisturizer works best. Try topical steroid starting with otc Hydrocortisone 0.5-1.0% and/or oral antihistamine if severe. ...Read more

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Is efidel a good treatment for eczema?

? Elidel (pimecrolimus): I assume this is the medication you mean. If that is the case it is often very good in the treatment of eczema, although it is very expensive. ...Read more

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How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

How effective is u.V treatment for eczema?

Effective, but...: Has other therapy not worked? Though effective, long-term light therapy has many harmful effects, including premature skin aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Your doctor can advise you of possible advantages and disadvantages of light exposure in your specific situation. ...Read more

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Which treatment is best for eczema scarring?

Which treatment is best for eczema scarring?

Improvement of scars: Scars can be secondary to accidents, burns or surgery. These behave differently and if the wounds get infected then there is another variable that will impact scarring. Scars mainly improve with time but addiing scar care creams, sunblock use, silicone gel sheets, compression, laser or light therapy and sometimes scar revision are modalities that can help make things better. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for eczema?

Eczema treatment: Eczema treatment depends upon the cause of it. Removal of the causative agent is the first step, next you treat it with the anti inflammatory agent. Consult the dermatologist if it is not better. ...Read more

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Eczema on the face help! What is the best treatment?

Eczema on the face help! What is the best treatment?

Treat & Prevent: My basic approach to eczema treatment is to find the cause, which is usually there if you look for it. If eliminating the cause is impossible, medium-strength topical steroids and other treatments achieve control in most cases. A dermatologist will be able to tailor a treatment to your specific situation. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Can you recommend a good over-the-counter eczema treatment?

Eczema treatment: Cortisone cream can be useful but consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Eczema help, cyclisporine treatment and urtacaria, what to do?

Eczema help, cyclisporine treatment and urtacaria, what to do?

See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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