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Could use your help docs! my eczema is really bad and every cream i try burns or doesn't work, what will work?

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Dr. Jane Eason
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Eczema

If you haven't already, you should see a Dermatologist - specialist in skin disorders.
THere are a variety of treatment options for severe eczema, including phototherapy, immune suppressants, biologics and others, but these should all be discussed and administered by a Dermatologist.

In brief: Eczema

If you haven't already, you should see a Dermatologist - specialist in skin disorders.
THere are a variety of treatment options for severe eczema, including phototherapy, immune suppressants, biologics and others, but these should all be discussed and administered by a Dermatologist.
Dr. Jane Eason
Dr. Jane Eason
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Dr. Sophia Yen
Pediatrics

In brief: Less soap, baths, oi

Eczema sometimes responds to showering/bathing less frequently.
By using strong soaps, you strip the skin of its natural oil. Thus, you need to replace the oil with either cream or oil (jojoba oil or even olive oil) NOTHING scented! Luke warm baths are good to allow your skin to soak in all the water. Then as soon as you get out - towel dry and immediately seal in moisture with oil.

In brief: Less soap, baths, oi

Eczema sometimes responds to showering/bathing less frequently.
By using strong soaps, you strip the skin of its natural oil. Thus, you need to replace the oil with either cream or oil (jojoba oil or even olive oil) NOTHING scented! Luke warm baths are good to allow your skin to soak in all the water. Then as soon as you get out - towel dry and immediately seal in moisture with oil.
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