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What can I do at home to help with my eczema?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lots!

Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma.
It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see your doctor for additional management.

In brief: Lots!

Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma.
It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see your doctor for additional management.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: Autoimmune Paleo

The best way to improve eczema is by stopping inflammation causing grains, lentils, potatoes based items.
Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic and vitD3 10k IU/day help reduce the inflammation as well. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months

In brief: Autoimmune Paleo

The best way to improve eczema is by stopping inflammation causing grains, lentils, potatoes based items.
Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic and vitD3 10k IU/day help reduce the inflammation as well. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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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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Dr. Anlin Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Moisturize and other

The cause for eczema is complex.
There r some shared features among majority patients that makes it worse, such as dry skin, and repeated scratching. Moisturizing with cream and ointment frequently can help, and refrain from scratching. Some otc antihistamines have good anti-itch effect, and otc Hydrocortisone cream helps too. If it is bad, see ur allergist or dermatologist for a complete plan.

In brief: Moisturize and other

The cause for eczema is complex.
There r some shared features among majority patients that makes it worse, such as dry skin, and repeated scratching. Moisturizing with cream and ointment frequently can help, and refrain from scratching. Some otc antihistamines have good anti-itch effect, and otc Hydrocortisone cream helps too. If it is bad, see ur allergist or dermatologist for a complete plan.
Dr. Anlin Xu
Dr. Anlin Xu
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