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How can I treat lichenification (eczema)?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Good Skin Hygiene

Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers.
Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet wraps at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist

In brief: Good Skin Hygiene

Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers.
Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet wraps at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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