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What to do to control eczema?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Managing eczema

Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma.
It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is 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 the doctor.

In brief: Managing eczema

Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma.
It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is 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 the doctor.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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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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In brief: Topical steroids

Eczema is a form of severe dry skin, often on knees, elbows, wrists and sometimes many areas of the body.
Bathe every other day with moisturizer soap and water. Use heavy moisturizer 2 times per day ( make him slippery like a fish). Discuss with md use of topical steroid creams or oils 2 times per day to areas of eczema. And discuss ? Food allergies with md as possible trigger for eczema.

In brief: Topical steroids

Eczema is a form of severe dry skin, often on knees, elbows, wrists and sometimes many areas of the body.
Bathe every other day with moisturizer soap and water. Use heavy moisturizer 2 times per day ( make him slippery like a fish). Discuss with md use of topical steroid creams or oils 2 times per day to areas of eczema. And discuss ? Food allergies with md as possible trigger for eczema.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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