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What is the best thing to do about excema and how do children get it?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Moisturize skin

Children are often genetically predisposed to getting eczema, and it often is seen with other allergies and asthma.
To treat you need to keep the skin well moisturized- use a daily moisturizing cream. Sometimes children may also need topical creams to help with the inflammation (such as hydrocortisone) or to combat a secondary bacterial infection. Anti-histamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with itch.

In brief: Moisturize skin

Children are often genetically predisposed to getting eczema, and it often is seen with other allergies and asthma.
To treat you need to keep the skin well moisturized- use a daily moisturizing cream. Sometimes children may also need topical creams to help with the inflammation (such as hydrocortisone) or to combat a secondary bacterial infection. Anti-histamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with itch.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Mounaf Ahmad
mild eczema may only require using a good moisturizer and taking few preventive steps, but moderate or severe eczema usually require the use of steroid creams for flare up and some kids need a non steroidal cream used for an extended period of time.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eczema

Eczema can be treated by frequent moisturizing of skin around the friction areas.
It is a genetic disease and inherited from parents.

In brief: Eczema

Eczema can be treated by frequent moisturizing of skin around the friction areas.
It is a genetic disease and inherited from parents.
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