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Will 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
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms 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
Use properly: Recently (1/2006) the fda placed a “black box” warning on these drugs. Both the american academy of allergy, asthma and immunology and the american academy of dermatology feel that this was an unfortunate and unnecessary decision, as these drugs are very safe when used properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: I just looked at the ingredients in the products, and they are safe. ...Read more
Do topical steroids for eczema absorb into the body? I have a condition that is dramatically worsened by oral steroid use but i need eczema treatment.
Yes they do: There is definite but small absorption of topical steroids into the body. All steroid effects can be seen including elevation of sugar levels, etc but it would take a lot of topical use. It also depends on the strength of the steroid preparation that is used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head eczema meds: You can try derma-smoothe scalp oil. Cream tends not to work well in the hairy area where the medication can't reach the affected skin. Apply with a tooth brush and leave it over night until the rashes go away. If it does not, please see a doctor since it might be something else and not eczema. ...Read more
I was given clindamycin 300mg for eczema treatment.Ever since I took it, I have had diarrhea. what should I do now before specialist?
C. diff infection: Until proven otherwise. Clindamycin is infamous for causing diarrhea, and specifically for being the agent most associated with developing Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infectious diarrhea. If you have this condition and you use things like Immodium you can develop a deadly complication called toxic mega colon. It may be simple diarrhea, but you can't afford to be wrong. You need a doc ASAP 2day ...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
I am fairly sure my son has eczema, and it's getting worse and spreading. Only it doesn't itch at all, still eczema? Best treatment on a 6 yr old?
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