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How to get rid of eczema?

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In brief: Avoid triggers

First avoid exacerbating factors that disrupt the already abnormal epidermal barrier, these include excessive bathing, low humidity environments, emotional stress, dry skin (so use a good quality moisturizer), avoid excessive heat, avoid harsh detergents and chemicals.
Also, avoid anything that induces itch since it will promote flares in the scratch area. For flares, use topical steroids.

In brief: Avoid triggers

First avoid exacerbating factors that disrupt the already abnormal epidermal barrier, these include excessive bathing, low humidity environments, emotional stress, dry skin (so use a good quality moisturizer), avoid excessive heat, avoid harsh detergents and chemicals.
Also, avoid anything that induces itch since it will promote flares in the scratch area. For flares, use topical steroids.
Dr. Michelle Ramirez-joglar
Dr. Michelle Ramirez-joglar
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: HC cream; moisturize

To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well.
A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps.

In brief: HC cream; moisturize

To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well.
A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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