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How can I control my eczema?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hydrate & Moisturize
The main key of controlling eczema is hydration and moisturization of the skin.
The best inexpensive topical is petroleum jelly (vaseline®). Lotion is fine, but avoid lotions with heavy perfumes and coloring. Aquaphor® is a better version of vaseline®. Eucerin® is excellent - note that the cream in the jar is better than lotion. Also consider hydrolatum® and cerave®. These are all otc.

In brief: Hydrate & Moisturize
The main key of controlling eczema is hydration and moisturization of the skin.
The best inexpensive topical is petroleum jelly (vaseline®). Lotion is fine, but avoid lotions with heavy perfumes and coloring. Aquaphor® is a better version of vaseline®. Eucerin® is excellent - note that the cream in the jar is better than lotion. Also consider hydrolatum® and cerave®. These are all otc.
Dr. Manav Singla
Dr. Manav Singla
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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dry skin care
Eczema may be associated with loss of skin barrier function and loss of water from the skin, which increases itching.
Long baths in lukewarm water, followed by application of emollient creams can help. Avoid irritants, over dressing, and use topical steroids for itch and inflammation.

In brief: Dry skin care
Eczema may be associated with loss of skin barrier function and loss of water from the skin, which increases itching.
Long baths in lukewarm water, followed by application of emollient creams can help. Avoid irritants, over dressing, and use topical steroids for itch and inflammation.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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