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Have bad eczema, need antibiotics ?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: DoNotNeedAntibiotics

Eczema is not treated with Antibiotics.
Use moisturisers and local steroid cream or ointmemt most of the time

In brief: DoNotNeedAntibiotics

Eczema is not treated with Antibiotics.
Use moisturisers and local steroid cream or ointmemt most of the time
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Laura Yauch
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Antibiotics would only be indicated in the presence of a skin infection with bacteria.
For eczema treatment: Start with avoidance of irritants including harsh soaps, excessive moisture, excessively hot water. Initial treatments include emollients, mild over the counter cortisone, and antihistamines. Physicians can then ramp treatment up with stronger prescriptions if needed.

In brief: No

Antibiotics would only be indicated in the presence of a skin infection with bacteria.
For eczema treatment: Start with avoidance of irritants including harsh soaps, excessive moisture, excessively hot water. Initial treatments include emollients, mild over the counter cortisone, and antihistamines. Physicians can then ramp treatment up with stronger prescriptions if needed.
Dr. Laura Yauch
Dr. Laura Yauch
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