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

In brief: 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.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Prevention
Eczema is not really a rash that itches - it is an itch that rashes.
So controlling itching is the key to controlling eczema. Your pediatrician or dermatologist can give you a mild steroid cream to apply to itchy areas, and there are special prescription emollients (epiceram, hylatopic plus, etc.) that will prevent dryness and cracking of the skin.

In brief: Prevention
Eczema is not really a rash that itches - it is an itch that rashes.
So controlling itching is the key to controlling eczema. Your pediatrician or dermatologist can give you a mild steroid cream to apply to itchy areas, and there are special prescription emollients (epiceram, hylatopic plus, etc.) that will prevent dryness and cracking of the skin.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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