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What is the best treatment for a child with eczema and several allergies?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Avoidance

Of sensitizing allergens.

In brief: Avoidance

Of sensitizing allergens.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. Marivic Botta
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid allergens

Eczema can be treated with using the right skin products (no fragrance), moisturizing regularly and if necessary - steroid creams for a short time for flare ups.
The severe itching in cczema and other allergy symptoms can be treated with an antihistamine like bendaryl, Cetirizine or loratidine. If nasal symptoms, a nasal steroid might help. If eye symptoms, allergic eye drops.

In brief: Avoid allergens

Eczema can be treated with using the right skin products (no fragrance), moisturizing regularly and if necessary - steroid creams for a short time for flare ups.
The severe itching in cczema and other allergy symptoms can be treated with an antihistamine like bendaryl, Cetirizine or loratidine. If nasal symptoms, a nasal steroid might help. If eye symptoms, allergic eye drops.
Dr. Marivic Botta
Dr. Marivic Botta
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1 comment
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Agree with Dr. Botta. It can also be very helpful to evaluate for specific allergies. About 1/3 of patients with moderate to severe eczema have an allergic trigger. By avoiding triggers, there may be less symptoms and less medication may be needed.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See an Allergist

Allergies, especially seasonal and food allergies, are strongly associated with eczema.
Until you see an allergist, best things are to keep the little cutey lotioned up with hypoallergenic emollients, vaselines, hypoallergenic cleansers, no scrubbing in the bath and patting the skin dry, keeping fingernails short (they cause extreme damage). More scratch = worse eczema.

In brief: See an Allergist

Allergies, especially seasonal and food allergies, are strongly associated with eczema.
Until you see an allergist, best things are to keep the little cutey lotioned up with hypoallergenic emollients, vaselines, hypoallergenic cleansers, no scrubbing in the bath and patting the skin dry, keeping fingernails short (they cause extreme damage). More scratch = worse eczema.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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